This is a specialist sector of service providers so there is not a single source to identify how many association management companies (AMCs) there are in the UK.
However, having carried out extensive directory and internet searches, we believe there are just 12 companies in the UK that are dedicated to managing associations.
We have identified a further 25 companies whose main focus is other services (events, PR, lobbying etc.), but which offer association management as an add-on service.
You can see a directory of association management companies here:
- The Trade Association Forum also have a directory of suppliers although this only provides an A-Z type search as opposed to specific services
The AMC model in the UK is not as developed as in north America where AMCs are much more common.
The American Society of Association Executives has 44,000 members representing more than 7,400 associations in the United States. To put this into perspective, in a previous blog we estimated there were 1,350 trade associations in the UK.
If you need help making your association bigger, better, and brighter then please contact us. We would be delighted to hear from you.