Principal ATM Consultant at Cyrrus, Richard O’Gorman, undertook a course at The Consultation Institute in London. The Consultation Institute is recognised and highly thought of worldwide and specialises in offering advice and guidance across the world of public consultation and engagement, aiming to support those undertaking challenging projects. With the advent of the new CAP725 on the horizon, which advocates greater transparency and places more focus on pre-consultation, it is critical that change sponsors fully understand what is emerging as the expected benchmark when it comes to consulting on change. The critical stage of pre-consultation is becoming increasingly important and is fraught with potential pitfalls. As Cyrrus prepares itself for more open and expansive consultations, it is now well placed having embraced the latest thinking on industry best practice.