It has about 140 corporate members paying from £4,750 to £8,500 a year, depending on size. To qualify for membership organisations must spend at least £2m a year on IT infrastructure.
"The growth has allowed us to increase the range of our services," said Mitchell, who is also director of business development and chief information officer at Rolls-Royce. "We run 50% more workshops and have higher approval ratings. One feature is the directed Q&A, where members can expect five good quality answers from their peers to a given question." Mitchell expects Tif to develop an international angle for its global members but there are no plans to lobby government.