AIM National Conference: Exhibitors

About The AIM National Conference Exhibition *SOLD OUT!*

The AIM National Conference exhibition will be held on both days of the main conference: Thursday 20 June and Friday 21 June 2019.

This year, we are hosting our exhibitors within the exhibition space and refreshment area in the Tudor Hall at The National Civil War Centre. Please look for the dedicated entrance.

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.

Please email

Advertise Your Business At AIM National Conference *SOLD OUT!*

We have two affordable advertising options this year to help you reach our delegates.

Delegate Handbook Advert

Place your business advert or logo across half a page in our delegate handbook which is given out to all conference delegates, speakers and exhibitors across both days of our conference. The cost for this is £250 and we require artwork by 3 June. Please email

Delegate bag Inserts

Do you have a leaflet or other promotional items you would like to be placed in all delegate bags? We accept leaflets, pens, brochures and most other marketing materials. The cost for this is £250 and we require items by 15 May.

If you are interested, please email


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Artelia *AIM National 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.


Twitter: @ArteliaUK


Art Fund *Sponsors of the AIM Friday Evening Social Event*

Art Fund supports the vital work of museums and galleries across the UK, helping them to build collections, reach audiences, shape futures and make connections.

Speak to us about how we can help your museum go further, from running a crowdfunding campaign to using our free ticket management system, Art Tickets.


Twitter: @artfund

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Axiell *Sponsors of the AIM Saturday Study Tour*

Axiell provides software and services which help organisations to organise and share culture and knowledge with the world. Our solutions help our community of global customers to manage their collections, encourage reading, preserve cultural heritage, improve learning and increase engagement with the public.

Website: www.

Twitter: @axiellalm

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Hayes Parsons Insurance Brokers *Sponsors of the AIM drinks reception*

Hayes Parsons Insurance Brokers is an independent Chartered insurance broker and risk management advisor in the museum, gallery and venue sector.  With bespoke policy wordings and over fifty years’ experience in the sector we can offer you 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. We are excited to be exhibiting at and sponsoring the AIM Conference once again and are looking forward to meeting everyone and hearing about your great destinations!


Twitter: @hayesparsons


AIM Energy Action Group & Touchstone Services

The AIM Energy Action Group works to help members reduce energy costs. We advise on all energy related matters from assisting with contract renewal pricing to new connections, from smart meters to changes of tenancy and asset transfer. We provide energy audits and advice on energy efficiency, consumption monitoring and renewable generation and we run an annual buying basket for electricity and gas, where members’ consumption is pooled to achieve greater buying power. We welcome enquiries from AIM members regarding audits and other energy related matters.

Website: (Energy Action Group)

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Association for Heritage Interpretation

The Association for Heritage Interpretation is an invaluable group for anyone interested in interpretation – the art of helping people explore and appreciate our world.  We offer a forum for ideas, debate, networking and sharing good practice. We bring together people actively involved or concerned with interpretation of natural and cultural heritage. If you’re working, training or just keenly interested in heritage interpretation, then AHI is a great place to be.


Twitter: @AHI_Social

Aura Tours

Aura Tours

Aura is a mobile app that allows museums to publish unlimited stories about their collections. Highlight your most popular objects, cover an entire section or curate themed routes across your galleries. Aura will showcase your content to the right audiences and make it discoverable by people near you. Now open to partnerships with museums across the UK


Twitter: @aura_stories


Bespoke Scientific

Touring exhibition producers with the second-largest portfolio of touring exhibitions in the UK displayed in over 50 venues. See, touch, and be inspired by objects from the deepest oceans to outer space, fossils from the past and inventions to solve problems of the future. Engaging; inspirational; educational.


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Best Years

Great range of toys for museums including dinosaur toys, seaside themed toys and space themed toys amongst others. Many fair trade and handmade toys. Low prices, No minimum order, small friendly team


Twitter: @BestYearsLtd



Blackwall Green

For over 50 years Blackwall Green has arranged insurance for treasured collections, major exhibitions and leading galleries throughout the world. We are dedicated to improving insurance and providing an informed, responsive service, and welcome the opportunity to advise our clients and others on any insurance matters.



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Bruynzeel Storage Systems

Bruynzeel Storage Systems Ltd supplies and installs storage solutions for museums, offices, archives, libraries and repositories at government institutions, universities, commercial, financial and healthcare organisations. Using Sysco® shelving and cabinets, Compactus® mobile shelving and mobile cabinets Bruynzeel creates flexible and space saving filing and storage solutions: from simple to highly complex systems, for multinationals as well as local businesses.


Twitter: @Bruynzeel_UK

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Charity Finance Group

The purpose of Charity Finance Group (CFG) is to develop a financially confident, dynamic and trustworthy charity sector. We have over 1,400 members, who between them manage £21bn of funds.  At a challenging time for charity funding, it’s more vital than ever to ensure that money is making the biggest impact possible; it’s our role to empower charities to do this through championing best practice, nurturing leadership and influencing policy makers.


Twitter: @CFGtweets



Formerly known as Leach Studio, Core are interpretive designers, experienced in creating exhibitions for museums, galleries, heritage sites and visitor attractions. Our passion is creating engaging and memorable environments to bring visitor journeys to life. We believe in the power of storytelling to create experiences that inspire.


Twitter: @CreativeCoreHQ

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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


Twitter: @arjcre8

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The Culture Diary / DCMS

The Culture Diary is the government resource for the culture and creative industries. Based at DCMS and part of the GREAT Britain Campaign, it aims to increase UK cultural export and is where officials, UK embassies and the sector find activity in their region. Register & upload events and tours – we’ll promote them online through our international networks.


Twitter: @theculturediary





Culture24 is a charity providing strategic advice and practical support that helps arts and heritage organisations to connect meaningfully with audiences. We run action research projects; deliver conferences and workshops; collect and share cultural listings data; lead museum Lates festivals; publish great websites; provide consultancy and signpost sector resources.


Twitter: @Culture24

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D-Tech specialise in solutions, equipment and services for measurement, monitoring and control for the museums, art gallery and heritage market we also provide on-site or in-house calibration and maintenance services. D-Tech are the UK- Ireland agent for the Eltek range of environmental monitoring equipment for the museums and heritage market.



Enormous Art Ltd

Trading for 29 years as print publishers and bespoke giftware suppliers for the Heritage sector. We are renowned for our low minimum quantities, high quality print, and our fast turnaround at affordable prices. We source images for you for temporary exhibitions or work with you from your own collections and there is no design or set up costs. We also provide a web fulfilment service.


Twitter: @enormousart


Heritage Volunteering Group

At the Heritage Volunteering Group our mission is to help you unlock the power of volunteering through collaboration and sharing best practice. Passionate and always smiling, we believe that by inspiring collaboration and creating opportunities for people to share ideas that we can help transform volunteering in the heritage sector.


Twitter: @HeritageVols

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Info Point

Independent and volunteer-run museums are providing digital information and interpretation to visitors via their smartphones using Info-Point units. With a proven track record, low-cost, and simple to manage, could it be for you? Try it out for yourself on our conference stand.


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Jarrold Publishing

Award-winning publisher working with 100s of museums, galleries and historic houses. Developing ideas and turning them into bold and beautiful publications that visitors want to buy. Clients include, The Postal Museum, Beamish, The Bowes Museum, SS Great Britain and Colchester Castle.


Twitter: @jarroldpublish

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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.


Twitter @JigsawPublish


Kids in Museums

We work with museums across the UK to make them more welcoming of children, young people and families. We support family friendly organisations through wide ranging initiatives, including the Family Friendly Museum Award and Takeover Day. We invite heritage organisations to sign up to our Manifesto to show their commitment to being easy to reach for all ages.


Twitter: @kidsinmuseums


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Museums Association

We are a membership organisation for the whole museum sector. Our members join us because we offer them professional information and advice on how to run their organisations. We also advocate for museums, set ethical standards, run essential training, professional development and a major annual conference and exhibition. Membership includes publications, discounts on events and a membership card giving the member free entry to over 900 museums and exhibitions throughout the UK. Visit our stand at the exhibition and receive a 20% discount on membership.


Twitter: @MuseumsAssoc


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Museum Shops

Museum Shops specialises in creating online shops at low cost. We can deliver a high-quality shop for less than £500. As a marketplace website, we aim to bring customers to you, boosting your organisation’s profile and increasing the exposure of your products. All with no monthly fees or mandatory tie-in.


Twitter: @museumshopsuk


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NovaDura manufactures wayfinding, interpretation & display signage for museums and heritage projects. For internal/external use, fully recyclable and resistant to fire, UV, salt spray and print deterioration. With outstanding print quality and a 10 year warranty for colour and attack by airborne elements. We look forward to talking with you.


Twitter: @NovaDuraUK


Piranha Creative

Specialist technology provider for the Museum & Heritage Sector, our solutions are simple to use, robust enough for difficult environments yet sensitive to the most challenging of heritage sites. With considered use of sound, lighting, projection, interactives and special effects, your story can be enhanced to increase engagement and emotional connection


Twitter: @PiranhaCreative


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Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts

The Wildlife Trusts are a grassroots movement that believes we need nature and it needs us. More than 800,000 members and 35,000 volunteers work together with their Wildlife Trust to make their local area wilder and make nature part of life, for everyone. Every Wildlife Trust is an independent charity, and the central office is based here in Newark.


Twitter: @WildlifeTrusts




StudioLR is a design studio that works to make people’s everyday experiences better. Even if it’s just a little bit at a time. We work hard to spark something in people. We take complex problems and make them simple – using empathy, surprise and humour. And we don’t use any jargon.

*Brand strategy

*Identity design and activation

*Marketing campaigns

*Visitor and Public environments


Twitter: @StudioLR


System Simulation

CollectionsIndex+ collections management software for your objects, archives, books, images and digital assets. Spectrum, ISAD(G) and MARC 21 compliant. Professional-strength, volunteer-friendly. Developed with British Museum, V&A and other leading institutions to meet the needs of collections large and small. Includes powerful workflow and reporting features to support loans, location moves and other tasks. Cloud or inhouse hosting. Straightforward options for presenting your collection online. Designed, delivered and supported from our London office.


Vennersys EP


Experience in delivering Visitor Management Systems to a wide range of visitor attractions including historic properties and museums & art galleries. Our solution, VenposCloud incorporates ticketing, Epos, online ticketing, CRM, memberships, Gift Aid, stock and event management. The software suite is a powerful tool for attraction management and reporting.


Twitter: @vennersys

Vernon EP

Vernon Systems

Vernon Systems are the developers of collection management systems Vernon CMS (SPECTRUM compliant) and eHive. Vernon CMS offers flexible solutions for cataloguing objects and managing related activities such as conservation, loans, exhibitions and web access. eHive is a low-cost, web-based system with WordPress plugins and programming interfaces to allow you to catalogue, showcase and share your collections online.


Twitter: @VernonSys

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