A knowledge hub for business operations in professional services

The Professional Alternative is a digital platform that provides trusted business expertise to help your firm save time, reduce costs, retain talent and build team culture

Our Clients

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We know the value of having people who are not just talented but also skilled. That’s why we’re proud to be one of the first to work with The Professional Alternative. Their team understands how learning is key to making professionals feel supported and inspired; they do this with an appreciation of inclusion and innovation that appeals strongly to us.

The Professional Alternative has been a great asset for the learning and development of our people. Throughout the business, teams are seeing value in the video content, supporting know-how, and policy documents as a go-to resource.

Using The Professional Alternative platform, we have been able to map the professional development for each department across all levels of our firm, from business support to managing partner. This gives our teams clear objectives to work towards, which in turn has created a positive culture of continuous personal development, helping us to retain our top talent. We couldn’t imagine our organisation without it.

Upskill, retain, and energise your team through:

  • Insider knowledge from law and accountancy leaders
  • Leadership and coaching strategy advice
  • Best practice guides
  • Customisable policy templates
  • Personalised learning pathways

Help your people to drive your firm forward

Designed for the busy professional on the go. Read, watch, or listen to practical advice on demand to accelerate professional and personal performance.

Redefining the professional learning landscape

Practical knowledge at your fingertips

Technology

Technology

Understanding tech and implementing systems

People

People

Managing people and communicating with staff

Clients

Clients

Understanding clients and meeting their needs

Hybrid Working

Hybrid Working

Everything agile firms need for hybrid working

Robert Moore: Assessing Learning Needs as a Leader

Robert Moore: Assessing Learning Needs as a Leader

#Managing / Leading Others #Personal Effectiveness +1 other

  • Reading time 10-15 mins
  • Author Robert Moore

Leadership and learning: How and why leaders need to keep on learning

Policy: Passwords

Policy: Passwords

#Technology & Innovation #Practice Management & Operations

  • Reading time 5-10 mins
  • Author The Professional Alternative

Treat your password like your toothbrush - never share and change it often

Avoiding Mistakes When Looking for Business Development Results

Avoiding Mistakes When Looking for Business Development Results

#Working with Clients

  • Reading time 5-10 mins
  • Author Alex Shacklock

10 key ways to develop your BD skills

5 Ways to Improve Your ROI on Tech Implementation

5 Ways to Improve Your ROI on Tech Implementation

#Practice Management & Operations #Technology & Innovation

  • Reading time 0-5 mins
  • Author The Professional Alternative

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About Us

The Professional Alternative is the UK’s fastest-growing online learning platform for professional services firms.

Every leader knows that an organisation’s best asset is its people. Whether you lead a law firm or accountancy practice, how you choose to upskill and empower your people has a direct impact on staff retention and the success of your firm.

  • In today’s perpetually evolving professional services landscape, we create practical learning and know-how material that cuts through the noise and gives you the answers you need, whether it be how to digitally transform your firm or best implement a D&I strategy.
  • We focus on emerging issues and addressing them before you even know they’re a problem.
  • Boost efficiency and effectiveness by giving your entire firm access to over 700+ resources ranging from learning content, skills development frameworks, best practice guides, policy documents and hindsight advice.

New content is constantly added via our in-house editorial team and our panel of 150+ industry expert contributors, ensuring materials are relevant and topical, propelling you to be one step ahead of the competition on emerging issues, such as ESG, diversity, innovation, recruitment, and more.

Arrange a 15-minute demo today to explore our platform and learn how we can help you equip your firm and develop your people.