Working with clients across the country

Specialist experience in working with legal, accountancy and other professional services

Experts in partnership with you to achieve your business goals



Tailored practical solutions to meet your business needs

Established in 2010, Principle8 is a leading provider of bespoke management, regulatory, business development and skills training to professional service organisations and companies in the UK and Europe. Our work is innovative and tailored to our clients’ specific needs. The combination of the expertise, professionalism, and ethos of our team, delivers not only pragmatic and tailored solutions for our clients but builds trust and lasting business relationships.

Our highly experienced consultants are leaders in their fields.  Many have won awards for their innovative contributions. They are drawn from the legal, accountancy, sales, human resources, TV, and media sectors, with unrivalled track records in supporting the growth and success of professional service firms and other organisations.

Our award-winning consultants ensure that our clients stay ahead of the competition, offering the entire marketing mix, from brand building, design, and publishing, to web development, social media, and SEO.

We also provide our clients with training and consultancy support in understanding the ever increasing threats posed by cybercrime and to put into place procedures to minimize its impact on their businesses. Principle8’s training is renowned for its creativity and receives outstandingly high feedback from the delegates. It is challenging, thought-provoking and rigorous, but delivered in a style, which engages the delegates and maximizes the learning opportunity.

We pride ourselves in the strength of the relationships we build with our clients, in nurturing the long-term success of their businesses.



“Stephen is a highly knowledgeable trainer with effective training techniques and great attention to detail. Highly recommended!”

Alexander Bak, Associate Director at Docklands Solicitors (part of Whitehead Monckton)

“As a Director of a small, two partner practice I can vouchsafe that Stephen Madge of Principle 8 is the only person that I have ever found over the years in the world of risk/compliance support to make a revolutionary difference to my firm. Now, and at long last, I have the clearest set of guidelines backed up by simple, logical, and even grammatical template documentation.

I can see “the wood for the trees. I am no longer struggling alone but fully supported in this ever changing field. For those beleaguered fellow professionals, particularly in small practices, there could be no better recommendation that I could give.”

David Richards, Director at Carr Richards Solicitors Ltd

“Stephen is one of the most charismatic and intelligent gentleman i have the pleasure of knowing. He is highly talented in SRA compliance issues and successfully helped both my companies achieve registration. Not always the most enthusing of subjects but Stephen has a unique ability to make the dullest and driest of topics come to life. He is a larger than life character who both inspires and cultivates progression and success. I am privileged to have been introduced to Stephen just over a year ago and he always has time to help and support no matter the time of day. Here is to many years of fun filled compliance and training with Principle 8. Thank you Stephen”

Anne Reed, Managing Director at Chilcotts Law

“We are a City of London legal practice which takes our AML regime responsibilities very seriously. During the last 2 years, Principle8 has provided our practice with in-house AML training and has assisted the practice in meeting its statutory and regulatory responsibilities. We have found the AML training provided by Principle8 to be of the highest standard, given by expert and experienced presenters with excellent presentational skills, with accompanying course notes being very well presented and digestible. All of this has resulted in the AML training being most favorably received by not only the practice’s AML compliance team but also by all members of staff without exception. We will be continuing to use Principle8 for all the practice’s AML requirements for the foreseeable future.”

City Law Firm

“Stephen Madge has had a close working relationship with Waterman Structures since 2008 and has provided a Management Foundation Programme and other skills courses to our staff over that period. His style and manner of presentation combined with the inclusive and participatory nature of the courses provides a real learning environment whilst being enjoyable at the same time. All of our staff have given high ratings for the post-course feedback.”

Edwin Bergbaum, Regional Director at Waterman Structures Ltd

Anti Money Laundering – Time to update

We provide specialist training and consultancy to firms in order to ensure compliance with the regulations and minimise the threat to their business…

Data Protection (GDPR)

The general Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) represents the greatest shake up in data protection legistation for over 20 years. All organisations must now start planning their approach to GDPR compliance. We assist organisations with all aspects of preparing policies and procedures to comply with the GDPR. as well as providing comprehensive training and awareness programme.

SRA Continuing Competence

We are able to provide you with a draft Competency Framework aligned to a firm wide training programme and to assist you in bringing about the cultural change required to make this work…

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0207 205 2788


Principle8, 71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JQ

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