The Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL) is the UK’s only professional body for school business professionals and is uniquely dedicated to supporting and building the reputation of the profession. The ISBL aims to shape the expectations of school leadership teams and to set the benchmark for school business excellence, demanding a commitment and desire for continued professional development from members, whilst developing accessible professional career pathways. The institute works with sector stakeholders, who represent the other pillars of the leadership team – Heads and Governors – to drive behavioural change where the importance of business excellence in the running of efficient schools which both maintain and improve pupil outcomes is recognised.
Sporta is the National Association of leisure and cultural trusts, operating a wide range of leisure and cultural services in communities across the UK – from the Shetland Isles to Cornwall and from the Western Highlands to Kent. Together the trusts provide 30% of public leisure centres in the UK, with over 1600 facilities, a combined turnover of more than £1billion and employing circa 50,000 staff.
With offices in London and Edinburgh, Sporta is the voice for cultural trusts, leisure trusts and social enterprises within culture and leisure. The Association raises awareness of their existence by representing members, promoting their work nationally and facilitating best practice amongst the membership.
Achilles deliver managed supplier pre-qualification programmes, carry out industry audits, mitigate risks, cleanse supplier data and provide reports and analysis to drive continuous improvement.
They manage, validate and monitor millions of data files but their mission is simple – to deliver commercial benefits, business intelligence and confidence to buyers.
What makes Achilles unique is their communities of buyers and suppliers, who work together to reduce time and effort in pre-qualification and sourcing.
BRITAIN’S LEADING collection of LUXURY and BOUTIQUE HOTELs Great hospitality is the key to Pride of Britain’s longstanding reputation for excellence in hotel-keeping. The consortium is a not for profit organisation that belongs to its member hotels, a collection of never more than 50 independent, mostly family-owned, luxury hotels in some of the most beautiful locations around the British Isles. Each has its own distinctive style and character but all of them are run by people with a passion for great hospitality, verging on the obsessional. When you book to stay at a Pride of Britain hotel you have the assurance that it has been inspected and approved by its fellow members of the consortium. Many are rejected at the application stage. And if you decide to call our office, your enquiry will be handled by one of a small team of professionals who know the hotels well, can check availability and offer you the best rates.
The British Hospitality Association has a mission to achieve twin goals of generating growth in the industry and ensuring that hospitality and tourism businesses offer excellent quality and value for money. The BHA’s Responsible Hospitality campaign is helping businesses to operate as sustainably as possible, by minimising waste and energy consumption, and working with government and individual businesses like Powerful Allies to ensure that food served by hospitality and tourism businesses is as healthy, nutritious and safe as possible. With over 20,000 members, the BHA has been the leading force within the UK hospitality sector for almost 100 years.
Scotland Food & Drink, established in 2007, is a not-for-profit organisation that has been created to guide food and drink companies of all sizes towards increased profitability. At the same time, their mission is to grow the industry to £16.5 billion by 2017 with a vision to build Scotland’s international reputation as ‘A Land of Food and Drink’. Representing over 500 members, Powerful Allies is working with many of these of all sizes to reduce energy costs.
AIR are a group of like-minded owners/ operators of independent Hospitality Businesses. They exist to develop the effectiveness, profitability and competitive advantage of each of their businesses within the 21st century marketplace. They are about Mutual support, sharing expertise, creating financial and professional service benefits.
Established in 1994 HIT Scotland has helped those training to enter the industry and those already within, to realise their full potential. This is achieved through bursaries, scholarships, the Emerging Talent conference and other industry initiatives. They also work closely with Further and Higher educational institutions, to encourage and source new talent for the industry by providing bursaries and places on a bespoke student course at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne. Since their inception, they have awarded over 1,000 emerging talent scholarships and 10,000 bursaries.
Springboard promote careers in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industry showcasing it as a vibrant, dynamic and great place to work and so improve its image as an employer of choice. In doing so, they help attract new talent to address skills shortages within the industry and raise funds for the vital work of the Charity. They support their Business Partners with cost effective solutions to support Human Resource (HR) or Corporate Social Responsibly (CSR) priorities.
The National Trainers Federation is the primary organisation for UK racehorse trainers holding current licenses issued by the British Horseracing Authority, representing over 500 members. As well as providing instant advice on all key areas within the sport, the NTF retains professional advisers on accountancy, insurance, veterinary matters, property (including commercial rates) and legal affairs. Powerful Allies has presence in all the main areas for training within the UK including Newmarket, Lambourn, and Yorkshire.
The Institute of Spring Technology is recognised as the industry’s most authoritative and influential voice – renowned as a unique centre of excellence for spring technology – enjoying an unrivalled pedigree and reputation stretching back many decades on a global scale. IST spring design software is recognised by its 500 members as being the very best in the world (due to the spring fatigue data held in their database).
The Orion Farming Group is a farmer owned and controlled buying group whose main aim is to provide a high quality, low cost procurement service for members. The group was formed in 2001 as a result of a merger between Oxfordshire Farm Group and Chesham Farmers. Both these groups had been in existence for over 50 years and had built up an expertise second to none in group buying. Orion now has a combined membership of over 330, spread across the Home and Southern counties and into the South West of England.
Galvanizers Association has provided authoritative information and advice on hot dip galvanizing to users and potential users since it was first established in 1949. For many years this information has been used to educate and inform professionals within the construction industry. Represents the interests of the majority of Galvanizing organisations in the UK, with nearly 100 members.
Enistic designs and manufactures its own range of smart-meters, software and end-to-end aM&T solutions.
Their meters and monitors lead the way in Energy Management Solutions: Automatic Monitoring and Targeting, and Measurement and Verification.
UK designed and manufactured and developed to save energy, reduce costs and minimise carbon emissions, they provide robust energy monitoring and management supporting you in managing your facilities expertly and efficiently. Boasting innovative technology their tried-and-tested systems provide a real time, flexible and customisable energy management solution.
Carbon Clear is a world leading provider of carbon management and offsetting services. They will help you put carbon reduction at the heart of your business to compete and prosper in a low-carbon world. Your carbon performance affects a lot more than climate change. It defines your cost base, your profitability, your risk profile, your brand. Within a few years, every company in the UK will manage its carbon impact. Your company will report on it to the government, your shareholders, your staff and your customers. Why wait? Companies taking their carbon impact seriously today are already winning new business and future-proofing their operations and brands.
Stark helps organisations cut energy costs and change the way people use energy. They combine state of the art metering, reliable data and flexible reporting to give you unparalleled insight into your energy consumption. Their tools are used by over 700 public and private sector organisations. Using timely and accurate data collection you can trust from the top-performing independent data collector and integrator.
Perfect Sense Ltd was formed in 2010. They offer a holistic consultancy services. The company has developed into an incredibly knowledgeable team of experts offering an extensive level of experience in assessing, identifying, designing and delivering energy saving and renewable energy solutions.
They provide clear, concise and targeted advice on Low Energy LED Lighting, Voltage optimisation, Solar PV systems and Biomass boilers.
Through a partnership approach with the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, the Greater London Authority, other statutory bodies and the Richmond Chamber of Commerce , the business community will have a stronger and more influential voice to develop and shape the Richmond agenda. Together they will raise the profile and better promote Richmond as a retail, business and tourism destination.