Trade associations and membership organisations face many challenges, including retaining membership numbers, raising funds, governance and management issues and minimising membership services costs and tax burden. Kingston Smith’s multi-disciplinary, specialist trade associations and membership bodies team works with over 100 trade association and membership body clients, and has an in-depth experience of the issues these organisations face.
In combination with KSAM, our association management company, we offer a comprehensive range of highly specialised services tailored to your needs that deliver real value. KSAM is the largest association management company in the UK, and specialises in managing trade and professional associations, learned societies and other membership organisations.
If you’re involved in running such an organisation, we can support you in delivering the best possible service and can provide you with a carefully tailored package of services, including:
- Assurance services
- Employer services
- Financial and accounting support
- Governance and strategic planning advice
- HR issues
- Income streams and marketing advice
- IT advisory services and IT outsourcing
- Membership & IT outsourcing
- Member recruitment and retention
- Professional management services
- Tax planning advice
- VAT & Duty planning
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Echo Events & Association Management is a professional events and association management company delivering specialist services for a number of clients in the UK and Internationally.
Providing the depth of skill and experience of a large organisation with the personal touch of a smaller company our emphasis is on delivering exceptional levels of customer service for our clients, their members and their delegates.
Our team have gained experience from around the globe and work across sectors including healthcare, professional services and critical communications. Echo also produce a series of awards ceremonies for the North of England.
People achieve more when they work together and collaborate to reach a common goal, this is the vision behind our association management services. Specialising in connecting people – we streamline your membership administration and communications to maximise your association’s impact and profit.
- Grow your membership
- Professionalise your meetings and events
- Enhance your members’ experience
- Feel secure with your finances
- Membership Management
- Association Management
- Marketing & Communications
- Meeting Management
- Event Management
- Finance Management
- Full Secretarial Services
The Echo events team boasts an impressive line-up of event professionals who specialise in delivering intelligent and inspiring events. Between them they have over 35 years experience and have worked for some of the largest conference companies in the world (MCI, EMAP, Arinex). They work internationally and nationally for a variety of clients as well as producing our own in-house events.
We work across a variety of sectors and have organised a range of events including international conferences, award ceremonies, 121 summits, exclusive round tables, gala dinners and large trade exhibitions.
We provide the depth of skill and experience of a large organisation with the personal touch of a smaller company. We understand the importance of delivering a memorable experience for your delegates which lasts beyond the closing remarks. Your event is synonymous with your brand so it’s imperative that from the first interaction to the last, it captures the professionalism and ethos of your organisation.
- Delegate Management
- Programme Development
- Concept Design & Creation
- Event Production
- Sponsorship & Exhibition Sales
- Venue Sourcing
- Post Event
- Abstract Management
- Event Marketing
- Financial Management
- Onsite Management
To discuss how our expertise can help your association and/or events thrive and grow, please call the team on 0191 241 4523 or email [email protected]
Lumi has been working with the membership sector around the world for over 20 years. Our platform supports member meetings in a variety of ways, and we have helped introduce digitalisation to hundreds of meetings. Whether that’s through the introduction of secure and reliable electronic voting to replace paper poll cards or show-of-hands, or bringing in keypads to manage Q&A.
We also work with those membership bodies who want to allow as many members as possible to attend their meetings, and so we facilitate hybrid meetings – where members can attend the meeting remotely, alongside the in-room attendees.
Our technology will allow as many of your members as possible to cast their votes and attend your annual meeting, to increase inclusivity and help you engage further with your members.
MCI Group is a leading Association Management and Consultancy organisation. We specialise in the provision of online community engagement and management services, activation solutions and operational excellence for all styles of organisation: professional societies, federations and trade associations.
With over 25 years’ experience, we work with you as your strategic advisor to help you achieve your mission. We can act as your HQ, be your permanent Secretariat and your solutions provider, to build your community and drive strategic direction.
Supporting you to develop and deliver innovative products and services that engage your audiences and drive interest to your community, our expertise includes audience engagement strategies, e-learning, accreditation management, digital marketing and revenue generation solutions.
Our key features include:
- Strategic consultancy & advice
- Online community management services
- Stakeholder engagement
- Governance & organisational performance
- Revenue generation
- Product development
- Education & professional development
- Value proposition & relevance
- Marketing & public affairs
- Integrated member services including recruitment & retention
- Finance & accounting
- Secretariat services & executive committee support
- Creative, digital media & IT services
- Integrated conference management
- Analytics & perception audits.
Starkweather Association Services is an Association Management Company (AMC) that specialises in technical adoptions, IT and operational support. Since 2006, Starkweather has advised over 80 associations from Africa, the United Kingdom, across the United States to Australia and New Zealand. Starkweather provides discovery for organisations preparing to transition their technology platforms, change management for technical adoptions, implementation support, and operational optimisation. We are Community Brands’ YourMembership preferred adoption partner.
We are an AMC that focuses on the development of agile associations through operational and technology change. Effectively, we are in the business of organisational development through IT change.
Starkweather recognises that technology change requires behavioural change which leads to cultural change. Thus, organisational development and change management are the keys to any successful technology adoption.
We provide a suite of services to improve operational efficiencies and facilitate community growth. Focusing on member journeys, we bring IT, membership architecture and smart design together to create engaging user experiences. Starkweather supports the team through custom training, process mapping, agile project management, direct debit solutions, data cleaning, reporting, custom documentation and other essential services.
Additional services include:
- In depth discovery and roadmap process – GAP analysis, priority chart, roadmap
- Financial services, including direct debit assessment and solutions
- Discovery and operational optimization – capability maturity for associations
- Change management
- Agile project management
- Digital transformation
- Process mapping and project management
CJ Association Management is a team of highly experienced association management professionals that help associations grow and improve their efficiency and effectiveness through the provision of high-quality business and marketing support.
CJAM Group creates and delivers powerful marketing programs to help associations succeed. Recent activities include high-profile PR campaigns, advertising support, brochure design and print, social media campaigns, e-newsletters, website design, launch events and conferences. Whatever your association needs, CJAM Group can deliver a tailored, effective and powerful solution. Services can be accessed either individually or as a fully integrated turnkey package, helping your association to thrive.
CJAM Group is a one-stop shop for all of your marketing needs, whether it’s an advertising campaign, new website, a prospectus, digital or social media plan, remote press office function or a memorable launch event, we can take care of it for you.
To discuss how our expertise can help your association thrive and grow, call Christine Joyce on 01787 226995 or email [email protected]
Please also see www.cjamgroup.co.uk
Parliament Hill work exclusively in the membership sector, to help our 95+ clients to add value to their members by providing a suite of member benefits. We work with our clients to use the benefits offered to help in the recruitment, engagement and retention of their members.
Our clients include Institutions, Associations, Trade Unions, Colleges, Clubs and Societies. Clients include:
- Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
- Usdaw (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers)
- Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
- Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
- National Childbirth Trust (NCT)
What we can offer
Negotiate the best member benefits
We use the collective buying power of our 95+ clients (3.5 million members) to negotiate special offers and discounts on a range of benefits which add genuine value to members’ lives. These include:
- Shopping – retail cashback, flowers & bouquets, computers, white goods, suits and books.
- Lifestyle – Cinemas, mobile phone tariffs and new cars.
- Travel – Package holidays, ski holidays, car hire, travel insurance, airport parking / lounges, foreign currency and theatre breaks.
- Health and Wellbeing – Gyms, family entertainment, golf discounts, eye care and spas.
Members are demanding more for their membership fee and what better way to quantify that by showing them how much they are saving. The Savings Calculator is an interactive tool which demonstrates the potential savings that members can make by using the member benefits provided. Sometimes the saving made can equal or exceed the cost of membership.
Dedicated member benefits management
From a branded web portal to fully customised marketing and communications delivery, we provide a range of services to help promote your benefit scheme, including:
- Annual member mailings
- Renewal reminder mailings
- New member mailings
- Membership card design and print
- Membership brochure design and print
- Business insurances
- Stationery and office supplies
- Legal helplines
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Flywire solves complex international payment problems for membership organisations, empowering new opportunities globally and locally. Our invoicing and receivables solutions connect associations with their members making transactions faster, secure, transparent and less expensive.
Clients can tailor the payment experience for their customers creating a single point of visibility and control for payer engagement and receivables management – from invoicing and payment through reconciliation. Flywire’s network spans 200+ countries, 100+ currencies and multiple payment methods.