The Professions – Business Services & Support

An extremely important area to the successful progress of businesses up and down the country, Business Services offers a huge range of career areas e.g. Recruitment, Linguistics, Customer Service etc….

Business Services are not dependant on degree level study, but can be entered at a variety of different levels such as NVQs, Apprenticeships, Foundations degrees and other similar qualifications.

Association of Project Management

The Association for Project Management is committed to developing and promoting project and programme management through its Five Dimensions of Professionalism. There are a number of ways in which you can benefit from what we do, including: membership, qualifications, events, publications….

Association of Translation companies

Welcome to the web site of the Association of Translation Companies. Founded in 1976, the ATC is, perhaps, one of oldest professional groups representing the interests of translation companies in the world. It is dedicated not only to representing the interests of translation companies…

British Continuity Institute

The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) is the world’s leading institute for business continuity. Established in 1994, the BCI has established itself as the leading membership and certifying organization for Business Continuity (BC) professionals worldwide.

British Institute of Facilities Management

Facilities management is one of the fastest growing professions in the UK. Facilities managers are responsible for many of the buildings and services which support businesses and other types of organisation. Whether you are just starting out in facilities management….

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) is a not-for-profit, UK registered charity working in the public interest through an international network of branches. It has a global membership of around 12,500 individuals who have professional training or experience in alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

Chartered Institute of Linguists

The Chartered Institute of Linguists serves the interests of professional linguists throughout the world and acts as a respected language assessment and recognised awarding organisation delivering Ofqual (Office of Qualification and Examination Regulation) accredited qualifications.

Chartered Institute of Public Relations

Membership of the CIPR is on an individual basis. We offer membership to PR practitioners at all levels in their careers and in all sectors, from those working in-house to consultancies, independent and freelance practitioners, both nationally and internationally.

Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply

CIPS exists to promote and develop high standards of professional skill, ability and integrity among all those engaged in purchasing and supply chain management. CIPS assists individuals, organisations and the profession as a whole. As an influential professional body, CIPS helps all kinds of organisations achieve….

Customer Contact Association

CCA is the leading authority on customer contact strategies and operations. With more than 15 years experience, we are firmly recognised as the trusted reference for research, analysis and expertise. Our work with operators, BPO & shared service providers and vendors, ensures we retain our position as….

Institute of Customer Service

The Institute of Customer Service is the professional body for customer service. Our main purpose is to lead customer service performance and professionalism. We’re a membership body with a community of more than 350 organisational members – from across the private, public and third sectors….

Institute of Export

Established in 1935, the Institute of Export is the professional membership body representing and supporting the interests of everyone involved in importing, exporting and international trade. Offering a unique range of individual and business membership benefits and a world renowned suite of qualifications…

Institute of Risk Management

The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) is the world’s leading enterprise-wide risk education Institute. We are independent, well-respected advocates of the risk profession, owned by practising risk professionals. IRM passionately believes in the importance of risk management and that investment in education and…

Institute of Trademark Attorneys

The Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys, which was founded in 1934 promotes high standards of training, qualification and continued learning in order to ensure that the Trade Mark Attorney profession is able to undertake on behalf of clients, large and small, all of the work associated with securing and protecting….

Management Consultancies Association

The Management Consultancies Association (MCA) is the representative body for management consultancy firms in the UK. Its mission is to promote the value of management consultancy for the economy and society as a whole.


Meeting Industry Association

As the mia we share best practice through networking, workshops, research and newsletters we help members stay in touch, learn and prosper within an industry which is variable, fast moving and rapidly expanding, the meetings and events industry.

Recruitment & Employment Confederation

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) is the professional body for the recruitment industry. The REC represents 3,776 corporate members who have branches across all regions of the UK. In addition, the REC represents 6,000 individual members within the Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP).

The Institute of Recruiters

The Institute of Recruiters (IOR) is a British Institute representing the highest standard mark in British recruitment. As the professional body for HR, Agency & In-House recruiters, it is the voice of people working in the recruitment and retention process that fall into the areas of agency recruitment, corporate (in-house)…

The Society of Indexers

The Society of Indexers aims to promote indexing, the quality of indexes and the profession of indexing. Membership is open to any person who is or intends to be directly involved in indexing and includes specialist indexers in more than a hundred different subjects, from accountancy to zoology.