Who’d have thought? A couple of years ago the FEMS Team underwent a dramatic transformation, having previously been considered merely “the office”, to becoming a team that focuses on proactive and professional delivery. We have grown and developed into a dynamic, professional, and motivated team developing and applying our skills and expertise to deliver real change and improvement. We have changed from a group of individuals working in the same organization, to a team whose roles now overlap and we operate what we think of as a “jigsaw mode” – and, one that has been shortlisted for the Association Excellence Awards. We’re proud and thankful to have accomplished this milestone with our team.
With more associations entered than ever before the shortlist illustrates in perfect detail the depth and breadth of influence that trade bodies and associations have, not just on the industries they represent, but on society at large. The finalists showcase a fantastic range of influential initiatives: from crusading campaigns to advanced certification programmes; from transformative leadership to perception-shifting PR; from inspired membership renewal efforts to instructive and impelling membership communications. The quality of entries has been superb and everyone on the shortlist can be proud of their contribution.” —Claire Wormsley & Rory Ross Russell, Association Excellence Awards