Suppliers Directory

eis insurance, now Hayes Parsons Insurance Brokers at AIM Conference
eis insurance, now Hayes Parsons Insurance Brokers at AIM Conference
AIM Associate Suppliers Artelia
AIM Associate Suppliers Artelia

This page showcases both AIM Associate Suppliers and suppliers that advertise in the AIM Bulletin and has been created to provide museums and heritage organisations with a handy directory of services.

Either scroll the suppliers list below, or click on your chosen category from the menu at the right side of this page.

If you would like more information about becoming an AIM Associate Supplier and the benefits associated with this membership, please download the AIM Membership leaflet or email: sassy@aim-museums.co.uk

To advertise in the bi-monthly AIM Bulletin, which is sent directly to all AIM members, please download the price list for 2017.

Associate Suppliers

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Hallett Independent Ltd
Insurance

Hallett Independent specialise in arranging insurances for museums. We are actively involved in the museums sector as trustees and patrons and so understand the financial pressures and work especially hard to negotiate reduced premiums in what is a highly competitive environment. Our support extends to selected sponsorships, free advice and lectures to museums large and small across the UK. We welcome all enquiries.

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Hayes Parsons Insurance Brokers
Insurance

Hayes Parsons Insurance Brokers (formally known as EIS) is an independent insurance broker and risk management advisor. As a museum or visitor attraction, you may need to insure listed buildings, specialist artefacts and fine art, historic vessels, or have a requirement to insure against high retentions under the Government Indemnity Scheme. These are topics we are familiar with and our team of insurance professionals are on hand to provide you with the right insurance and risk management advice when you need it.

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Circle Insurance Plc
Insurance

Circle is a Chartered independent insurance broker, specialising in providing bespoke insurance solutions to the museum and visitor attraction sector. With a team of skilled, experienced professionals and a network of offices throughout the UK (including representation at Lloyd's of London), we are ideally placed to meet your insurance requirements.

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Countwise Systems
Visitor Analysis

CountWise is the go-to Technology and Business Intelligence Company, providing people-traffic based solutions to both private and public entities. CountWise solutions and services address the full range of traffic monitoring challenges with unparalleled accuracy and reliability. Partnering with CountWise, businesses are able to improve their operations, increase conversion ratios, optimise staffing, improve customer service, and objectively measure marketing strategy effectiveness.

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Vennersys
Retail

Vennersys, a member of Christie Group plc, has over 25 years’ experience delivering ticketing & EPoS solutions to a variety of leading visitor attractions. UK based, we strive to provide world class software and service solutions. Our solution, Venpos is a powerful multi-channel software suite that enables users to manage all aspects of their operations from admissions to marketing; physical and online. VENPoS modules include but are not limited to: Admissions, GiftAid, Memberships, Campaign and Stock Management

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Absolute
Exhibition Display & Storage Systems

Absolute has built a reputation for innovative, high-specification solutions for museums, galleries and displays around the world – designed and manufactured in Britain. Go online to discover our full range of beautifully engineered products that are subtle but strong and sympathetic to your space. Discover the world’s strongest picture hanging systems and beautifully discreet caption holders and signage that help tell your story. Speak to us about your next project.

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Development Partners
Fundraising & Marketing

Development Partners specialise in fundraising for heritage and cultural organisations. From strategic advice and campaign management to communications and bid-writing, the Development Partners team works with Trustees, staff and volunteers to give organisations the best chance of success. To find out more, please visit their website at www.development-partners.co.uk

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Artelia
Consultants

The Artelia project and cost management team have a deep understanding of the practical elements of funding, business cases, design, construction, maintenance and management of museums, gallery and cultural development projects. Artelia have helped organisations secure over £100 million of Heritage Lottery Funding over the past ten years and have a 100% success rate in achieving Round 2 HLF funding. Steve Prowse and Simon Cash who head up the team are both HLF Mentors.

Trade and Consultant Suppliers

Hilary McGowan
Consultants

Governance, Resilience, Sustainability, Succession Planning. Not sure what to do for the best? Call me, I can help you. Resilience workshops, strategic planning, governance advice from one of the UK’s leading authorities. Over 30 years’ experience managing and developing, sorting out and turning round. In 18 years as a consultant I’ve worked with over 70 organisations. Known for innovative thinking, imaginative but practical solutions. My mission is to leave you feeling positive and resilient.

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Lendlease Consulting Arts & Heritage Project Management Services
Consultants

Arts & heritage project management services, for every stage of the project life-cycle – from inception to completion

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Julie Cullen Catering Consultancy and Training for Museums & Heritage
Audio Visual

Over 20 years’ experience of catering management in the heritage and wider hospitality sectors. We believe that in addition to delivery of profit to the site, a museum catering facility should also enhance the visitor experience and have synergy with the organisations’ core mission. Whether you are planning a new facility or have a well-established one we can help to maximise profitability and customer satisfaction. No fee on-site appraisal available.

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Parallax Consultancy
Consultants

Experienced and friendly team of charity finance specialists providing: effective, modern and affordable finance systems and tools; finance support and training; accounting services; bookkeeping; VAT and taxation; payroll, and so much more to help you save time and money.

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Colin Mulberg Consulting
Consultants

Improving the visitor experience. We have over 20 years’ practice in improving the visitor experience, whatever the task or budget. We can help throughout a project or with specific stages: Auditing existing venues; Increasing sales/visits; Defining vision and concept; Developing the visitor offer; Creating content and Applying for funding.

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Stephen Feber Ltd
Consultants

Interpretation and development services for museums. “It’s been an outstanding success; beautiful, evocative and moving. It more than fulfilled the brief. Stephen and the team did a fantastic job” – Jon Carter, Director, jersey Heritage: The Story of jersey, a film by SFL. Other clients include: BBC, National Trust, Science Museum Group, Historic Royal Palaces, RAF Museum, Imperial War Museums, Luton Culture, Cornwall Council, Black Country Living Museum. Call me for a chat – I can help you with any stage of your creative or business project.

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Julia Holberry Associates
Consultants

We specialise in supporting your Heritage Lottery Fund bid. We develop and write: Activity plans; Volunteering plans; Training plans; Business plans; and Options appraisals and feasibility studies. We celebrated eight HLF bid successes in the last year.

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Simon Davies
Consultants

Museum consultant and freelance curator. Practical down-to-earth curatorial support for projects of all sizes, including Accreditation applications and returns; Forward planning and organisational development, Collections management and emergency planning; project management and Training in all the above. 29 years’ experience including supporting museums in AMC and Renaissance roles. E-Mail: sdavies385@btinternet.com

GAIN Retail Solutions
Consultants

Retail development specialists offering affordable solutions to enhance the visitor experience, develop income, generate profit and deliver excellent retail service and standards. Specialising in: retail consultancy, retail training and development, product sourcing and development, graphic design solutions – branding, logos, store design.

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Retail Thinking
Consultants

Over 20 years retail management experience in the high street and heritage sectors.

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Museums + Heritage Show & Awards
Interactives

As the UK's leading industry event, The Museums + Heritage Show & Awards on 17 + 18 May 2017 brings together the latest products and services available, all under one roof at one time and is a must do for anyone working in museums, galleries, heritage or other cultural visitor attractions. It's the only sector event which offers free access to an extensive programme of seminars on hot button topics plus the very latest in new technologies, innovations and market insight. 17 + 18 May 2017, West Hall, Olympia, London

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People from the Past
Interactives

Historic entertainment and education services. Costumed historic figures who bring history to life at special events in your museum, making a day your visitors will always remember

Castleacre Insurance
Insurance

Castleacre is a specialist heritage insurance broker. We advise museums on how to protect themselves against a wide range of risks and arrange tailored insurance to meet the specific requirements of individual institutions

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Blackwall Green
Insurance

Brokers specialising in insurance for museums and galleries

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R[cases] Ltd
Exhibition Display & Storage Systems

Reier showcases are cutting edge, museum grade, quality showcases. Manufactured with the highest quality materials. Reier showcases are designed to last several decades.

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Jigsaw Design & Publishing
Design

The guidebook specialist. Jigsaw has over 20 years’ experience in designing and publishing guidebooks, brochures, leaflets, calendars and stationery within the heritage market. Our talented team of photographers, editors and designers work from our two offices (Exeter and Norwich) to manage the entire process from concept to delivery. We can also help with point of sale materials and provide advice on the best ways to sell and advertise your printed products.

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Smith and Jones Design Consultants
Design

Museum and exhibition design. Visitor and heritage centre design. Permanent gallery displays. Interactive displays. Heritage site interpretation. Temporary events and exhibitions. Educational hands-on activities. Outdoor interpretation and signage.

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Event Communications Ltd
Design

Europe’s award-winning and largest creative design group specialising in museum and visitor attraction design – pushing the boundaries of existing practice and exploring new ways to interpret, present and connect with audiences. More than 170 major projects around the world.

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PEL – Preservation Equipment Ltd
Conservation Supplies

Europe’s largest collection of conservation and archival supplies, now available online.

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Ian Clark Restoration
Conservation

Award-winning accredited conservation company. Flexible and uniquely structured, combining heritage engineering with industrial and architectural conservation. Has an established profile and over 30 years’ experience within the museum and heritage sector. Practical collection care and industrial heritage consultancy.

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blackbox AV
Audio Visual

The Interpretation Shop. Interpretation made easy. Self-contained, pre-built, simple solutions ideal for small and large museums: available online now! Audio players, video players, interactive kiosks, sound stores, speakers, indoor, outdoor, buttons, specialist screens, tour guides, audio signs, headphones, handsets www.interpretationshop.co.uk

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ACE (Association for Cultural Enterprises)
Retail

ACE Convention & Trade Show 14/15 March 2017 The UK’s largest heritage retail trade show. Free entry. Over 80 specialist suppliers. Topical seminar programme. Best Product Awards. Network with top UK heritage experts

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AIM VisitorVerdict
Visitor Analysis

Understand your visitors better. Join the UK’s No. 1 low cost visitor survey and benchmarking service for small and medium visitor attractions. Discover the seven advantages of using VisitorVerdict and join by contacting our website

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VisiTrak Capacity Management System
Visitor Analysis

Automated visitor counting, reporting and analysis, targets and trends

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