The AIM National Conference exhibition will be held on both days of the main conference: Thursday 21 June and Friday 22 June 2018.
This year, we are hosting our exhibitors within the exhibition space outside of the main conference hall. For a conference floorplan, please see our Travel & Directions webpage.
Lunch and all refreshments will be served from tables centrally placed in the exhibition area, so we encourage delegates to meet and mingle with our exhibitors – there will be some familiar faces as well as new ones!
Exhibitor details will be included on this webpage and in the AIM Conference handbook – please keep checking this page as we will be updating it regularly in the coming months.
All exhibition spaces are now SOLD OUT but please contact Justeen Stone on firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our list in case of any spaces.
Artelia *AIM CONFERENCE SPONSORS*
Artelia provides project and cost management services to museum and heritage clients across the UK. Our enthusiasm for working on heritage projects is coupled with a deep understanding of the practical elements of business cases, HLF funding applications, design, interpretation, conservation, construction, maintenance and management of museums, galleries and visitor attractions. We will help you make sure that your objectives are sound and meet the expectations of funders and bring together and co-ordinate the multiple stakeholders needed to make your project a vibrant and sustainable success.
CRE8 is an energetic company with a group of individuals who have extensive knowledge within the museum, heritage and tourist attraction sector. Providing well thought out, forward thinking designs, we plan, build and install shops, cafe’s, reception areas and public spaces from initial idea to handover.
Unique and exclusive range of handmade crochet and knitted toys including our iconic knitted dinosaur toys and rattles. Prices start from just £2 each. Exclusive range of fair trade and handmade toys and rattles All toys are suitable from birth, tested to EN71 and CE and machine washable. Free bespoke service for your own brand toys. Small team, no minimum order quantity and friendly service. For all enquiries please see our website www.bestyears.co.uk or email email@example.com for a brochure
Bruynzeel is Europe’s leading manufacturer of specialist storage systems, with extensive experience in furnishing museum repositories. We will help optimise a solution to meet the specific requirements of your collection, its users and the environment. Our systems include mobile and static shelving, double decker systems, longspan and heavy-duty racking, picture racking, cabinets and drawer systems.
The purpose of Charity Finance Group (CFG) is to develop a financially-confident, dynamic and trustworthy charity sector. Our 1,400 organisational members include charity finance professionals, who between them manage £21bn of funds. We work with our members to: inspire and nurture leadership; drive up standards; create a better and fairer operating environment; identify best practice and share knowledge. Ultimately, we strive to equip charities with the knowledge, skills and conditions they need to ensure that every pound works even harder, achieving a greater impact for even more beneficiaries.
Collections Trust helps museums capture and share the information that gives their objects meaning. The core of our work is Spectrum, the collection management standard. Museums around the world use our standards and advice, while our free, Arts Council England-funded outreach programme travels across the English regions.
D-Tech Systems Ltd draw upon many years of experience in equipment, solutions and services for environmental measurement, monitoring and control for the museums, and heritage market. We also provide on-site or in-house calibration and maintenance services. We are the UK and Ireland agent for the Eltek range of monitoring systems.
We’re a strategic brand, design and digital agency. Our clients are organisations creating positive change, like hospitals, colleges, charities and trusts. We help them to tell their story: who they are, what they do and why it matters. For us, the most valuable part of a job comes long before the design. It comes from an understanding of your brand, your market and your goals. It comes from a vision of where you want to head and how we’re going to get you there.
Since 1974 Genus has been working alongside Galleries, libraries, archives and museums to satisfy their digitisation & imaging requirements. Originally supplying micrographic solutions, our scope of supply now encompasses all elements of digital and analogue archival capture. Thanks to our technical knowledge and experience Genus continues to offer the latest and most innovative range of digital capture devices such as book scanners, high-resolution large format scanners, one-shot capture devices, microfilm readers and microfiche scanners
Hayes Parsons Insurance Brokers *SPONSORS OF AIM DINNER DRINKS RECEPTION*
Hayes Parsons is a leading independent insurance broker and risk management advisor in the museum, gallery and venue sector. With bespoke policy wordings, fifty years’ experience in the sector and an innovative approach to risk management, we are able to offer a different and refreshing approach to insurance. It is for this reason that the majority of our clients come through referral, and many of our clients have worked with us over an extended period of time.
Humidity Solutions is the UK’s only independent specialist in humidity control. In museums and galleries, where even quite small fluctuations in temperature and humidity can cause significant damage to arts, antiquities and other delicate objects, Humidity Solutions delivers innovative and creative humidification and dehumidification solutions tailored to the specific requirements of each customer.
Specialist heritage publisher, leading the way in high-quality design, photography, editorial, and print. Working with 100s of museums, galleries, historic houses, gardens, and cathedrals, developing ideas and turning them into bold, beautiful publications that visitors want to buy. Clients include: British Motor Museum, Beamish, The Bowes Museum, Colchester Castle and Mail Rail.
Jigsaw is the most experienced specialist publisher for the heritage market. We take time to understand what makes your museum special and how to develop content and design a book to suit your needs and those of your visitors.
We are a team of interpretive designers, experienced in creating and co-producing exhibitions for museums, galleries, heritage sites and visitor attractions. From industrial heritage to natural history, science & discovery to people stories, our passion is creating engaging and memorable environments to bring visitor journeys to life. Our team has the imagination, skills and technology to offer insightful interpretation and innovative 3D & graphic design. From concept planning and design, through to project management, implementation and installation management, we have earned an enviable reputation for creativity, innovation and exceptional high quality. We believe in the power of storytelling to create experiences that inspire. Visit our Leach Studio stand at this year’s AIM National Conference to find out more about our latest co-production work and to talk to the team about your next exciting project!
Meaco Measurement and Control Ltd *SPONSORS OF AIM DINNER*
It’s been nearly 30 years since Meaco designed and introduced the first radio telemetric system for the heritage sector. Since that time many things have changed – but one thing has remained constant, our commitment to working with you. Our priority is to ensure that we make monitoring and controlling your environmental conditions as easy as possible – so that you can spend your time doing what you do best – managing your collection. We work with small independent museums to national institutions and because we focus on monitoring and control for collections this has given us a thorough understanding of your needs. Through listening to you, Meaco now offer the widest choice of environmental monitoring and control equipment available in one place – you can even buy on-line! This year we are partnering with Testo Ltd to bring you their 160 WiFi data logger range. A system specifically designed for the heritage sector! But our commitment doesn’t end with an invoice; we are with you every step of the way with on-going support, maintenance and servicing of all your equipment. So if you have any questions regarding any aspect of environmental monitoring and control just ask your experts – that’s what we are here for!
Museum Development East Midlands (MDEM) and West Midlands Museum Development (WMMD)
Museum Development in the East Midlands and West Midlands provide tailored advice and support to Accredited museums, galleries and heritage sites and also those Working Towards Accreditation through training, projects, programmes and grants.
We are one of the leading providers of interactive visitor guidance systems in Europe, supporting museums and visitor attractions through our innovative cutting-edge technology. As a full-service provider, we combine creative content production with reliable hardware and software solutions in order to convey information in an exciting and sustainable manner. Our creative team will produce unique content which will deliver the right message to your visitors – in any language and for all age groups. And obviously, we also create inclusive content for visitors with specials needs.
Vennersys has 25 years’ experience delivering ticketing and electronic point of sale (EPoS) solutions to visitor attractions. Venpos Online enables attractions to sell tickets, merchandise and experiences on the web, 24/7. Advance ticket sales help attractions to schedule staffing and ‘print-at-home’ tickets facilitate fast-track entry. Venpos Ticketing validates admission tickets or smart phone/tablet tickets via handheld scanners or at EPoS. It also supports Tesco Clubcards and tour operator ticketing and has a dedicated travel trade site where partners can purchase and resell tickets at pre-agreed pricing. Venpos Memberships makes managing and renewing memberships online easy. A membership card can be created and printed in less than a minute, with the customer’s image captured on a web cam. Venpos CRM helps to capture information about visitors for your accounts and marketing teams. Campaign features allow powerful emarketing campaigns for customer groups.