Reflecting on another successful year

It’s been another busy and rewarding year for The AMC with four new clients coming on board, the launch of our ‘Ultimate guide to identifying and appointing an association management company (AMC) that is right for you’, our online directory, and expanding our team of association management professionals.

Like the rest of the country, our year began in lockdown. That meant more remote working for the team and very regular Covid-19 updates and online events for our clients. One of these was a week-long series of insightful webinars for a client’s members. Attendance was more than three times what the usual face-to-face events see and the feedback was excellent. To read more, click here.

April saw the return of AGM season which is typically a busy period for us. Planning usually starts at the beginning of year with our responsibilities including sending meeting notices, preparing accounts and speeches, proposing changes to constitutional documents, promoting the event, hosting and taking minutes. Everything that you would expect from an effective member services team! Read more here.

In the spring we launched our ‘Ultimate guide to identifying and appointing an association management company (AMC) that is right for you’, a project we had been working hard on behind the scenes for a while. This practical guide details the benefits of using an AMC, the possible drawbacks and how to mitigate them, what to look for in an AMC, how fees are calculated, top tips on how to develop an effective request for proposal (RFP) and much more. For a copy of the guide, please email info@theamc.org.uk.

This year we have secured four new clients following competitive selection processes, a testament to just how far we’ve come as an association management company. We’re enjoying working with all of our new clients and we are embracing the opportunity to work in some new sectors. After experiencing four separate handovers where there were varying levels of detail, we have recently written a blog on how to make sure a Secretariat handover goes as smoothly as possible. Read more here.

To help manage our larger workload we needed to expand our team, so Juliet was recruited as a Membership Support Co-ordinator. Juliet is doing a fantastic job working with two of our clients and has quickly got to grips with the world of membership, following a successful but speedy induction!

In the autumn we were thrilled to be back at several live events. We were at the return of MEMX in London – a fantastic event for membership professionals. As volunteer helpers we were pleased to play our part in delivering yet another brilliant conference.

We also helped plan and deliver our first awards event since the first lockdown. Hundreds of guests attended the celebration in Manchester which was hosted by comedian and writer Jo Caulfield. The event saw prizes and commendations awarded to specialist projects in the construction design and build sector. Read more here.

We end the year with the launch of our brand new directory of trade associations. The database has been created using publicly available sources and lots of internet searches!

We are extremely grateful for the continued support of our clients, suppliers and partners and we can’t wait to carry on in 2022 helping associations grow bigger, better and brighter.

Click Here for our free UK Trade Association Directory