At the beginning of 2009, the world fell into a global recession, causing increased unemployment rates and reduced business and government revenue in Great Britain. The world's fifth-biggest economy had been hit hard.
The group of business owners and top managers did not approve of the actions of the government and managers of the financial sector. After the release of the «Digital Britain Final Report» from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and Department for Business, they decided to unite. This led to the creation of the community of professional managers — the Professional Managers of Future (PMF).