Consultants

Advice in areas of governance, membership, events

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Conference & Events

The Business Narrative

The Business Narrative has a team of 12 experienced event professionals, all of them industry veterans, supporting associations and non-profits with services ranging from event conception, creating and managing budgets for profitable events, event design, content curation, event marketing, sponsorship sales and support, event logistics and delivery. Using our proprietary Event Narrative Framework - seven questions designed to create a coherent narrative communicating your event’s purpose – combined with operational playbooks based on decades of experience we deliver exception in-person, hybrid and virtual events. In 2020 we have organised a number of virtual events and have the team, the production processes and the experience to ensure that your online event delivers on its objectives.

Location: United Kingdom

Dovetail Creative Ltd

Specialising in creating, empowering, and scaling powerful networking of likeminded professionals.  Dovetail Creative Ltd is a results driven full-service agency working with you to ensure your community thrives.  Whether you need support with member and community engagement, events, or marketing strategy our experienced team can provide the support you require without the burden or overheads associated with committing to employees.  To find out more visit www.dovetailcreative.co.uk

Gallus Events

Gallus Events have a team of three exceptionally experienced events professionals who have all run busy, profitable, association event departments. As any client of Gallus Events will testify an independent and experienced review from an events expert can transform the events you organise and improve your event department. We understand the challenges in effecting behavioural change and we have developed tools and techniques to support innovation.

Location: Spain

Inbar Caspi

Inbar Caspi is association services and congress expert with more than 20 years of experience in consulting over 60 associations and managing more than 170 association congresses. She is the former Managing Director of Kenes UK. For the past 6 years, Inbar has been supporting Medical Associations that organise their congress in-house or wish to take more ownership on their key activity while reaching their goals for growth, profit, education and high level of service. In her new capacity, she has worked with and managed in-house the congresses of some of the largest associations in Europe such as the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL), the European Academy of Neurology (EAN), the European Pain Federation (EFIC), and the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS).

 

Operandi Consulting

Operandi Consulting

Tracy Bury, the founder of operandi consulting, is an experienced international association executive working across all aspects of association management.
Drawing on over 25 years in the sector she has set up a new consultancy to support the association and business events sectors.
She focuses on helping associations change the way they work starting with clarity of purpose to deliver positive outcomes.
Her experience spans strategic planning and execution, governance, leadership, business events, operational management, and stakeholder relations.
She has extensive experience at executive and board level, as well as working with operational teams.
Find out more www.operandiconsulting.uk

Development & Growth

Elevated

Elevated is dedicated to supporting association success. Led by former association CEO Andrew Chamberlain, since 2016 we have worked worldwide, providing a myriad of associations with our expertise in leadership development, business strategy, and good governance. We support association professionals, boards of directors, and volunteer leadership teams in defining, developing, and delivering strategies that lead to financial sustainability, create business strength, and add real value to professional communities. We develop and implement strategic plans, business policies, and governance practices that realize financial strength and business resilience; and through training, coaching, mentoring, and business guidance we work with organization leaders, c-suite professionals, and governing bodies to define their authentic leadership style and enhance their professional
success.

Location: United Kingdom

SEBCO Consulting

With its unparalleled expertise, from association leaders to experienced technical experts, SEBCO has guided many associations through periods of change and growth. Not only do we understand the challenges associations face, we have lived those situations and have a range of strategies to support associations to create new opportunities and deliver real growth for their members and organisations. Working with you, we can support your development and growth strategies with the benefit of having the experience of delivery within many associations just like yours.

Location: United Kingdom

Digital Transformation

 

Chrysalis Digital

Through detailed requirement gathering and our knowledge of the technology suppliers, we support you selecting the right CRM, website and digital platforms to develop your organisation. We are 100% technology and supplier agnostic in everything we do.

Every organisation is different; therefore, the needs and resulting plan will be personalised. Our senior consultants will work hand in hand with you to help design improved business processes and provide full data and systems audits. One goal we have is to develop a profile or what is called a single customer view (SCV) for every contact and member on your CRM. 

We’ll help you from building the initial business plan, assessing the organisations requirements, through to supplier selection and onboarding and project support. The first step is always a call to discuss the project and then we can recommend the next steps.

Location: United Kingdom

eLearning & Online Learning

 

Digital Learn

Digital Learn was created to meet the needs of professional learners in the workplace. We create learner-centric, technology enhanced learning that enables efficient and effective learning. Learning for professions is different from academic learning. It requires the application of tailored pedagogy and learning approaches. Digital Learn uses the latest educational theories and technologies to advise associations on the most effective solutions. We help associations to create online learning from 20 minute inductions for new members, to full training programmes for professional qualifications and member CPD. We also help associations who are new to the area to develop a digital learning strategy to ensure that the association remains credible and relevant in the future.

Location: United Kingdom

Governance & Leadership

Brave Inflexions

To assist individuals in leadership positions to use inflexion points to become stronger and propel forward and upward.

Location: South Africa

Elevated

Elevated is dedicated to supporting association success. Led by former association CEO Andrew Chamberlain, since 2016 we have worked worldwide, providing a myriad of associations with our expertise in leadership development, business strategy, and good governance. We support association professionals, boards of directors, and volunteer leadership teams in defining, developing, and delivering strategies that lead to financial sustainability, create business strength, and add real value to professional communities. We develop and implement strategic plans, business policies, and governance practices that realize financial strength and business resilience; and through training, coaching, mentoring, and business guidance we work with organization leaders, c-suite professionals, and governing bodies to define their authentic leadership style and enhance their professional
success.

Location: United Kingdom

Governology

Whatever your cause, Governology is a law and governance firm which can assist with your legal and governance matters. We give quality association tailored advice and excellent client service.

Location: United Kingdom

 

SEBCO Consulting

SEBCO is an authority on governance and leadership across the association sector. We do not make that claim lightly! Having supported countless associations to transform their governance model, creating new associations from scratch, drafting and developing governing documents, working with Companies House, the Charity Commission and the Privy Council, we have an incredibly wide experience to support all the challenges you may face. Our Board leadership strategies are flexible and have benefited many associations seeking to upskill their members and senior teams. We understand the challenges poor governance models pose and why strong leadership is vital to the health of any association. Let us help you transform your association.

Location: United Kingdom

Human Resources

 

Cohesion Collective - Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Cohesion Collective, (CoCo), is a specialised Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) training, assessment and advisory firm. As a trusted partner to our clients on the journey for their members to become more inclusive in their working environments, we provide strategic direction, guidance, training and implementation of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion initiatives and embedding practices, both in-person and online.   At CoCo, we pride ourselves on being at the cutting-edge of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion theory, research, ideology and practical methodologies while boasting a young, dynamic and passionate team of diverse and talented individuals.

 

MEBrennan Consulting

Mary Ellen Brennan, SPHR, SHRM-SCP has 20 years' experience in human resources in professional associations and law firms.  Her areas of expertise include executive and leadership coaching, workforce planning, organizational culture, performance management, and work/life programs such as telework, recruiting, and project management.  She facilitates and leads personal and professional development training, as well as strategic planning and team-building retreats. She managed the development of AIHA's award-winning career stages project which defined the skills and experience needed by members at various stages in their careers, leading to additional opportunities for the association.  Mary Ellen has coached association members on resume writing, interviewing, and job search skills.  A graduate of the UMUC MBA program, Mary Ellen has continued her learning by obtaining certification in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, as well as training in Lean Six Sigma, advanced facilitation skills and project management. She holds the highest level of certifications in human resource management.  

Location: The Netherlands

Marketing & Communications

 

Database Marketing Counsel

Database Marketing Counsel is a specialist, objective consultancy, providing advice and direction on developing the data-driven CRM and Marketing strategies to help organisations achieve their business objectives in a smarter way.

Location: United Kingdom

Dovetail Creative

Specialising in creating, empowering, and scaling powerful networking of likeminded professionals.  Dovetail Creative Ltd is a results driven full-service agency working with you to ensure your community thrives.  Whether you need support with member and community engagement, events, or marketing strategy our experienced team can provide the support you require without the burden or overheads associated with committing to employees.  To find out more visit www.dovetailcreative.co.uk

SocialB

SocialB’s core business services focus on social media training and online marketing consultancy services. Our social media training courses cover all the main social media platforms and provide real social media expert content in how your business can utilise social media effectively. One of our other main services is online marketing; helping businesses to not only get to the top of search engines for keywords and phrases related to your business but to ultimately increase sales.

Media Training, Consultancy & Production

 

Rough House Media

Whatever your business or organisation, Rough House Media helps you present yourself engagingly, effectively and convincingly, whether to the media, clients or other stakeholders.

Location: United Kingdom

Membership

Dovetail Creative Ltd

Specialising in creating, empowering, and scaling powerful networking of likeminded professionals.  Dovetail Creative Ltd is a results driven full-service agency working with you to ensure your community thrives.  Whether you need support with member and community engagement, events, or marketing strategy our experienced team can provide the support you require without the burden or overheads associated with committing to employees.  To find out more visit www.dovetailcreative.co.uk

 

SEBCO Consulting

Members are the beating heart of your association and we understand that. We know the challenges a membership can pose to an association as well as the value they provide. We can help you unlock and channel your membership energy with focussed engagement and strategic involvement. We can support your governance and office teams to think differently about your membership and help you tackle some of the challenges your membership will throw your way.

Location: United Kingdom

Presentation & Speaking Training

 

John Scarrott Training and Coaching

I work with Association leaders and their teams to increase their influence when selling, presenting and networking. I support them to communicate effectively, connect with impact and achieve positive outcomes in terms of member engagement and sponsorship.

Location: United Kingdom

Public Policy

 

Guide Public Affairs

Political intelligence has never been more important, with policymakers having a huge and direct effect on companies. GUIDE delivers reliable, accurate and proven analysis and predictions of how the political weather will change and what practical effects it will have. To discuss any political issue in confidence, contact Chief Executive Greig Baker on [email protected]

Location: United Kingdom

 Research

Pragmatix Advisory

Pragmatix Advisory helps trade associations, public bodies and businesses overcome their biggest challenges through the intelligent, pragmatic use of research and analysis. We design, manage and implement successful research projects and help you to interpret and use the results profitably.  Our focus is on delivering actionable insight that will have a positive and lasting impact for you by making a winning case to politicians, policymaker and regulators.