Risk and Resilience in UK Trade Associations

A trade association’s central mission is to help its members, so it is no surprise that associations have had to develop more sophisticated approaches to risk and resilience. Managing risk should be a key part of your organisational strategy and…

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Why you should prepare for the seismic change coming to Westminster

By Nathan Coyne, Managing Director at PoliMapper Change is coming to Westminster. You could argue that, with a general election just around the corner, it is only to be expected. But what’s of particular interest with this general election is…

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Why Diversity Matters

By Lisa Jones, Corporate Partnerships Lead at Women on Boards Recently I had the pleasure of partnering with TAF and hosted an event looking at Why Diversity Matters. We covered a lot of ground in the talk and I’m pleased…

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Making your policy asks reach further in 2024

Political change is brewing. With Labour polling strongly, 50 Conservative MPs standing down and new constituency boundaries being enforced, the next parliament is likely to be very different to the one we have now.

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Commercial Collaborations for Global Horizons

By Raisa McNab, CEO at the Association of Translation Companies   What’s your strategy for building long-term growth in the association? Recent research shows that 50% of associations are looking to build growth through partnerships with other organisations. For the…

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2023 Benchmarking Launched

The TAF Annual Benchmarking Survey, supported by TAF partners Ellwood Atfield and  Partners& is now open, and we am delighted to invite you to participate.  This is the most comprehensive survey specifically for UK trade associations to help us benchmark…

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2024 UK Trade Association Awards Launched!

Entries for the 2024 UK Trade Association Awards are now live! The UK’s leading celebration of the association sector is back and entries are open until the 17th November 2023.  With 18 categories covering the very best organisations and individuals…

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New TAF Officers Elected

Following a meeting of the TAF Board in September 2023, we are delighted to welcome new officers who will lead TAF over the coming year. The new officers are: Richard Smith, Chair Richard is the Managing Director of the Road…

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2023 AGM Papers

  TAF member-only content This content is only available to Trade Association Forum members, if you are a member please log in below and you will be able to view the content. If you are from a TAF member organisation…

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New TAF Board Members Appointed

We’re delighted to welcome a host of new Board members to the TAF Board after a hotly-contested election! Thanks to everyone who put themselves forward for a position, all the members who voted and massive congratulations to the successful candidates….

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Top 10 tips for running a successful association awards programme

Organising awards is a challenge for any association out there and yet, absolutely worth it if done the right way. So, in an effort to help you out, we’ve prepared the top 10 tips for getting a successful programme off…

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New animation looking at the value of Trade Associations!

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