2018 Winners

Best Association Conference – under 500 attendees

Winner: Association of MBAs – AMBA Global Conference 2017

Silver: The Pensions Management Institute – Pensions Aspects Live

Bronze: Association for Project Management – APM National Conference for Women in Project Management

  • Builders Merchants Federation – BMF All Industry Conference 2017
  • Charity Retail Association – Charity Retail Conference 2017
  • CompTIA – CompTIA EMEA Member and Partner Conference

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Best Association Conference – over 500 attendees

Winner: Association of Corporate Treasurers – ACT Annual Conference 2018

Silver: Association for Project Management – APM Project Management Conference 2018

Bronze: The Personal Finance Society – A Festival of Financial Planning

  • Association for Medical Education in Europe – AMEE 2017
  • Diabetes UK – Diabetes UK Professional Conference
  • Intensive Care Society – Society’s State of the Art Conference
  • Royal College of Midwives – RCM Annual Conference & Exhibition 2017
  • The Manufacturing Technologies Association – MACH 2018

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Best Association Website

Winner: Builders Merchants Federation – bmf.org.uk

Silver: Nautilus International – nautilusint.org

Bronze: Royal Institute of British Architects – architecture.com

  • Association of British Insurers – abi.org.uk
  • British Independent Retailers Association – bira.co.uk
  • European Society of Paediatric Endocrinology – eurospe.org

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Best Association Magazine – under 20,000 circulation

Winner: Chartered Institute of Public Relations – Influence

Silver: British Independent Retailers Association – bira Membership Magazine

Bronze: Institute of Internal Communication – Voice

  • British Dietetic Association – Dietetics Today
  • Federation of Holistic Therapists – International Therapist
  • IEMA (formerly known as the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment) – TRANSFORM
  • Pensions Management Institute – Pensions Aspects
  • Self Storage Association UK – Self Storage Focus
  • The Chartered College of Teaching – Impact

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Best Association Magazine – over 20,000 circulation

Winner: The Federation of Small Businesses – First Voice

Silver: Association of Accounting Technicians – Accounting Technician/20

Bronze: Residential Landlords Association – Residential Property Investor

  • Nautilus International – Nautilus Telegraph
  • Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years – Childcare Professional
  • Royal College of Midwives – Midwives

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Best Sports Association

Winner: The Rugby Players’ Association

Silver: Kick It Out

Bronze: British Martial Arts & Boxing Association

  • Club Managers Association of Europe
  • English Lacrosse
  • Professional Football Scouts Association
  • Surfing England
  • The Football Foundation

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Best Association Newsletter

Winner: Chartered Management Institute – Insights

Silver: British Independent Retailers Association – bira Membership Newsletter

Bronze: The Racecourse Association – Update

  • Association of British HealthTech Industries – Primed: ABHI’s Fortnightly Newsletter
  • Association of Women Solicitors London – AWS London Newsletter
  • UK Steel – Weekly E-Newsletter

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Best Marketing, PR or Social Media Campaign

Winner: The Institute of Quarrying – Quarry Garden Campaign 2017

Silver: CompTIA – #CertifiedApprentice

Bronze: International Federation for Equestrian Sports – Building a Social Strategy for the Digital Age

  • EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation – EEF National Manufacturing Conference 2018
  • Federation of Master Builders – FMB’s PR Two-Stranded Strategy
  • HOSPA – Social Media Strategy
  • The Association of Accounting Technicians – Apprenticeships: Getting Ahead for Accelerated Ambitions
  • The Association of Professional Staffing Companies – “Helping Members Boost Talent Streams”

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Best Membership Initiative by an Association

Winner: Royal Pharmaceutical Society – Driving Value Through Revalidation

Silver: The Meetings Industry Association – A novel approach to delivering true ROI through a partnership networking programme

Bronze: Research Quality Association – The RQA Volunteer Programme

  • Association of British HealthTech Industries – ABHI: The Next Chapter
  • International Federation for Equestrian Sports – Tradition and Modernity – Building a 21st Century Commercial Strategy for the FEI
  • Institution of Lighting Professionals – Subscription Renewal Poems
  • Major Projects Association – Improvement of Gender Balance
  • The Association of Accounting Technicians – Apprenticeships: Getting Ahead for Accelerated Ambitions

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Best Certification Programme

Winner: Association of British Insurers – ABI Future Leaders Programme

Silver: TIGA – TIGA University Accreditation System

Bronze: International Association of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection – PHAP Credentialing Program

  • Association of Bid and Proposal Management Professionals – APMP Certification Programme
  • Direct Marketing Association Group (The IDM) – Professional Certificate in GDPR
  • National Association of Licenced Paralegals – Paralegal Qualifications
  • Professional Football Scouts Association – Level 2 Talent Identification in Football  Level 3 Player Team Match Analysis
  • Royal Society of Biology – Degree Accreditation Programme

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Best Association Partnership or Collaboration

Winner: Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators – MCI Global Communication Campaign

Silver: Chartered Institute of Environmental Health – Trillium

Bronze: Intensive Care Society – Hampton Medical / Intensive Care Society

  • dot2dot – Croner
  • European Society for Organ Transplantation – Shocklogic and ESOT 18th Congress of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
  • Institute of Chartered Foresters – Edinburgh International Conference Centre
  • Personal Finance Society – TFI Group
  • Research Quality Association – Association Collaboration Programme

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Most Innovative Development by an Association

Winner: National Housing Federation – Creating our Future innovation programme

Silver: The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance – Working to improve consumer safety and the reputation of the industry

Bronze: Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe – COBCOE Connects B2B digital platform for member network

  • Institution of Lighting Professionals – Subscription Renewal Poems
  • International Compliance Association – ICA Advanced Certificate in Practical Customer Due Diligence
  • Research Quality Association – RQA Board Restructuring
  • The Law Society of Scotland – The Lawscot Foundation

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Best Association Team

Winner: The Institution of Engineering and Technology – FIRST® LEGO® League International Open Championship Team

Silver: The Law Society of Scotland – Careers and Outreach Team

Bronze: Coeliac UK – Membership and Marketing Team

  • Chartered Association of Business Schools
  • Chartered Institute of Public Relations – Finance Team
  • Institute of Certified Bookkeepers
  • Self Storage Association UK
  • The Federation of Microbiological Societies – The FEMS Team

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Best Leadership of an Association

Winner: The Association of Professional Staffing Companies – Ann Swain

Silver: Federation of Master Builders – Brian Berry

Bronze: TIGA – Dr Richard Wilson OBE

  • Builders Merchants Federation – John Newcomb
  • The Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe – Anne-Marie Martin
  • United Kingdom Warehousing Association – Peter Ward

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Overall Best Association – under 1000 members

Winner: Builders Merchants Federation

Silver: British Toy & Hobby Association

Bronze: Charity Retail Association

  • Carpet Foundation
  • Credit Services Association
  • Wine and Spirit Trade Association

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Overall Best Association – over 1000 members

Winner: Nautilus International

Silver: Community Pharmacy Scotland

Bronze: Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals

  • Association for Project Management
  • CompTIA
  • Residential Landlords Association
  • Royal Statistical Society

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