Overall Best Association – over 1000 members

Association for Project Management

Founded in 1972, the Association for Project Management (APM) is the chartered body for the project profession. APM has been committed to the development of professional project, programme and portfolio management for nearly five decades.

The association is a registered charity with over 25,000 individual members and 550 organisations participating in the Corporate Partnership Programme making it the largest professional body of its kind in Europe.

In 2017, APM was awarded a Royal Charter as part of its strategy to raise awareness and standards in the profession. The receipt of a Royal Charter marks a significant achievement in the evolution of project management.

To incorporate the implications of becoming a chartered body, APM reviewed its corporate strategy as the profession is making great strides. The new strategy ‘Inspiring Positive Change’ reflects the growing public demand for projects to deliver, not only benefits to society, but also lasting legacies.

This year’s successes are the result of this well-defined strategy, committed staff, dedicated volunteers and strong leadership. Through this collaborative commitment APM will continue to meet the emerging challenges to ensure the profession enjoys the recognition it richly deserves.


Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals

The CIPP should win this award because:

• We have raised the professional standing of our members and payroll overall through the achievement of Chartered Membership
• We have strong leadership which has led to a highly motivated and engaged team who are committed to the business strategy and success
• We have achieved growth in all areas of our business, including a 30% upgrade to Chartered Membership
• We have engaged and active members providing us with valuable feedback and ideas for new products and services to ensure that we are meeting their changing needs – over 20% of our members provide feedback through surveys
• We have embraced technology and introduced valuable benefits and services such as our payroll factapp, live events through YouTube and online learning
• Our policy team represent members and lead changes to legislation which raises the profile of the profession and its impact on business and the UK economy


Community Pharmacy Scotland

We recognise that times are changing and our whole profession needs to be ahead of the curve to ensure our survival. Over the past year, we have spent countless hours crafting our Vision for the future of community pharmacy in Scotland. It has helped us to shape our work over the past year and will continue to do so. We’ve worked extremely hard to increase our services to members, build on our excellent communications and make improvements internally so that we can truly embrace our new brand values and be the best that we can be. The key to our success is down to strong and forward-thinking leadership, adapting easily to change, increasing benefits to members, and of course not forgetting the hard work and dedication of our team to go above and beyond to provide an outstanding service that enables pharmacies to deliver their vital services. The team, led by the executive, have begun weaving this Vision into everything we do – seeking to realise the strategy that our members have signed up to so that we can strengthen our network’s position whilst simultaneously delivering improved patient care and relieving pressure on a strained NHS.


CompTIA

CompTIA is a member-led, non-profit, vendor-neutral organisation that represents the interests of all who build, sell, distribute and influence the adoption of technology business solutions. Powered by a network of member communities and councils, CompTIA brings together the entire tech ecosystem; from Fortune 500 companies to mid-market and small technology solution providers, software and service firms, consultants and innovators. Backed by a powerful portfolio of industry insight and research, education and events, business tools and resources, CompTIA’s sole focus is to drive member success and industry growth in a rapidly evolving marketplace.

Our membership includes a global network of businesses and professionals including global vendor brands such as Intel, Samsung and Canon, through to UK tech SMEs such as Maximity, Databarracks and Inbay Ltd. We bring these companies together to share knowledge and advance the industry.


Nautilus International

The RLA is the fastest growing association in its sector and this growth is down to the talent of the people who work there. Success is based of meeting the needs of landlords by offering the :

The most expert advice
The best information
The most interactive training
The most complete services
The most effective representation

The strategy is so simple.
Be relevant to landlords – building an effective and efficient business – growing and diversifying income streams – recruiting and retaining talented people.

By keeping the proposition simple, supported by great implementation, the assocaitaion has a really strong foundation for future growth.


Residential Landlords Association

Founded in 1834, the Royal Statistical Society (RSS), based in London, has over 9,000 members worldwide.

In 2017-18, we had a particularly successful year. Key achievements included our best annual recruitment figures for more than a decade, a record-breaking annual conference and a hat-trick of policy successes (which included an award-winning campaign).

Member and customer surveys revealed some outstanding approval ratings, with satisfaction levels exceeding 92% for our members’ magazine and 97% for RSS’s conference.

Important initiatives were taken to improve our performance in terms of membership recruitment, retention and reinstatement while, looking to the future, detailed plans were developed to introduce both a new Customer Relationship Management system (to personalise our member communications) and a greatly improved Content Management System (so that RSS’s website can be transformed).

It was also a year in which RSS increasingly became a ‘go to’ organisation for policy-makers, Parliamentary committees and a growing number of journalists, while our new ‘Statistic of the Year’ initiative generated worldwide media coverage and resulted in new members being recruited.

We also played key roles in campaigns to safeguard statistical integrity in Puerto Rico, Greece and the UK. So it was a busy, exciting and highly successful year!


Royal Statistical Society

Founded in 1834, the Royal Statistical Society (RSS), based in London, has over 9,000 members worldwide.

In 2017-18, we had a particularly successful year. Key achievements included our best annual recruitment figures for more than a decade, a record-breaking annual conference and a hat-trick of policy successes (which included an award-winning campaign).

Member and customer surveys revealed some outstanding approval ratings, with satisfaction levels exceeding 92% for our members’ magazine and 97% for RSS’s conference.

Important initiatives were taken to improve our performance in terms of membership recruitment, retention and reinstatement while, looking to the future, detailed plans were developed to introduce both a new Customer Relationship Management system (to personalise our member communications) and a greatly improved Content Management System (so that RSS’s website can be transformed).

It was also a year in which RSS increasingly became a ‘go to’ organisation for policy-makers, Parliamentary committees and a growing number of journalists, while our new ‘Statistic of the Year’ initiative generated worldwide media coverage and resulted in new members being recruited.

We also played key roles in campaigns to safeguard statistical integrity in Puerto Rico, Greece and the UK. So it was a busy, exciting and highly successful year!