Trade Association Forum Newsletter

29 April 2022

We are busy preparing for TAF’s annual conference, the Best Practice Exchange, which will be taking place on the 23rd of June at County Hall in London. This will be the first BPEx since 2019 due to the pandemic, so we hope you will come along and hear from our great list of speakers! The programme, website and tickets are all available on our website and if you are quick and buy tickets before the end of April you can save 20% on all tickets! April is, like for many of you, renewals month Рthank you to everyone who has renewed and continued to support TAF, this is a special community and we have big plans for the year ahead so truly appreciate your support.

We have put together a member brochure outlining all the new benefits we have launched and, by popular request, are also including a membership certificate for the first time, so watch this space as we will be sending them out shortly.

As part of our member research, we are keen to find out more about what types of events you put on and have launched a short events survey and we would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to fill it in. It will really help us can better tailor our support in this area and find partners than can help TAF members in this area.

As always, we would love to hear from you if there is anything that you would like to see TAF doing and any feedback that you may have. 

Best Practice Exchange – 23rd June 2022 –
  You can save 20% on all tickets bought for the Best Practice Exchange 2022 bought before the end of April! This event will take place at County Hall and is a fantastic opportunity to hear from industry experts, Government figures and trade associations to help share best practice, network and learn from one another. 

Pick up your early bird tickets today and get 20% off using the code ‚ÄėEARLYBIRD‚Äô at checkout.¬†

Secure your discount tickets now!

Event Survey: help us deliver better for you
We have created a survey, open to all members regarding events. We are looking for a better understanding of what events we should be running for you going forward. The survey will take a few minutes to respond to and will go a long way in our understanding of what we should be doing more of in future. 

Complete the survey (takes 2 mins)
Latest from the TAF Online Community
TAF’s recently launched online community hosted on Guild continues to grow, it’s an exclusive community for TAF members where you can ask questions, join discussions and grow your network of association colleagues. Anyone from a TAF member association can join, so sign up below and encourage your teams to as well!

Member spotlight

Ellen Daniels, Chief Executive of the British Compressed Gases Association 

Introducing our new Member Spotlight series is Ellen Daniels, the Chief Executive of the British Compressed Gases Association. Ellen spoke to us about good governance and what the BCGA is prioritising for this year.

Watch the video


TAF’s reaction to the British Energy Security Strategy

On the 7th of April 2022, the Government‚Äôs long-awaited ‚ÄėBritish Energy Security Strategy‚Äô was published. This strategy builds on the Prime Minister‚Äôs ‚ÄėTen Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution‚Äô (published in November 2020) and the Government‚Äôs ‚ÄėNet Zero Strategy‚Äô.¬†

You can review TAF’s summary of this plan here. 

TAF announces strategic partnership with Membership Bespoke

The Trade Association Forum is delighted to announce a strategic partnership with recruitment specialists, Membership Bespoke, who work solely with trade associations, professional bodies, regulatory bodies and political parties. 

As part of the partnership, TAF members can access exclusive discounts on recruitment fees from Membership Bespoke, as well as free job description analysis and free confidential, impartial advice. Find out more in the member benefits section of your TAF member account.

Review the full details of this agreement and how it can benefit your organisation here

Member Benefit in focus –¬†Free Emergency Advice Line

TAF members can make free calls to an advice line for HR, Health & Safety or legal support provided by Quest Cover ‚Äď to help resolve an internal issue or to answer any questions.
  You can call the TAF advice line on 0116 274 9149.