Welcome to the Trade Association Forum’s TA Best Practice Awards 2019, the annual event formally supported by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy that recognises, rewards and promotes best practice amongst Trade Associations in the UK.

Now in its Seventeenth year, this prestigious award ceremony is eagerly anticipated by Trade Association Forum Members as a chance to showcase their hard work and achievements during the last 12 to 18 months.

Why enter?

Our industry recognised Awards are supported by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy who are longstanding members of our independent Final Judging Panel.  The judging process is transparent, robust and undertake by experts.  Because of this, a win at the TAF Best Practice Awards is a genuine achievement rather than a token trophy on the mantle.  The Awards contribute to the success of trade associations and their staff at all levels within the trade association world and help bring them closer to fulfilling their goals, as well as contributing to their learning and development opportunities.

Receiving a Best Practice Award will not only ensure your organisation will have the kudos of being an award-winning organisation, but it will also be an excellent opportunity to showcase your organisation and its expertise amongst your contemporaries and encourage others to follow your lead on running a successful organisation which focuses on your members’ needs.

By entering, you can also benchmark your organisation against other UK trade associations, sharpen the focus of your organisation and its activities, learn from trade association best practice and just as importantly motivate and reward your colleagues. 

Your success will be shared with hundreds of guests from the UK’s premier trade associations at the awards evening on Tuesday, 9th July 2019 at the fabulous County Hall in London.

Award Categories – £75 plus VAT per entry

  • BEIS Sector Representation of the Year
  • Commercial Initiative of the Year
  • Conference of the Year
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Award
  • Event of the Year
  • Exhibition of the Year
  • Good Governance Award
  • Magazine of the Year
  • Marketing Campaign of the Year
  • Membership Engagement Award
  • Publication of the Year
  • Skills Development Award
  • Social Media Award
  • Website of the Year

Special Awards – FREE to enter

Others are invited to recommend associations and individuals for:

  • Young Achiever of the Year
  • The Miles Smith Insurance Group Leadership Award
  • The Miles Smith Insurance Group Outstanding Contribution Award
  • 2019 Trade Association of the Year


The TAF Best Practice Awards are open to all current paid up members of the Trade Association Forum, regardless of size or sector. You may submit more than one entry in any category and may enter the same initiative for more than one category.

For further information on how to enter or to book your place at the Awards, contact Jocelyn Shein.

Trade Association Forum Limited, Barley House, Sopers Road, Cuffley, Hertfordshire EN6 4RY

T: +44 (0)20 3869 8650

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