Institute of Association Management
Cognition AM Ltd

What we do


We are a trade association management and events company. We provide the following services.

Setting up new Associations

Starting new associations can be a little daunting with financial, legal and administrative issues. Cognition Association Management are well versed in setting up new associations and can advise on the best way forward. We provide services to ensure new associations are set up correctly and guide them through legal and tax requirements.

Issues that can be dealt with include:

  • Legal Status
  • Governance and Rules
  • Value Added Tax and Corporation Tax
  • Communications and Newsletters
  • Marketing
  • Meetings and Events
  • Subscriptions and Financial Management
  • Logo and Domain Names
  • Web Site Development and Maintenance
  • Launch Events


Management and Administration

This includes the complete day-to-day administration of an association. We provide the following services:

  • Administration and management of meetings including agendas, reports and minutes
  • Provision of a dedicated telephone line
  • Hosting of e-mail communications
  • Financial Management including Subscription Invoices
  • Conference and Event Organisation
  • Logo and Domain Names
  • Web Site Development and Maintenance
  • Experienced Staff


Membership Management

Membership Databases are very important and we have a purpose built system, which can be used for many different applications including conference, meeting and exhibition organisation.

We handle everything from member recruitment, member retention, subscriptions and account management.


Public Relations and Lobbying

Getting your message across to members and non-members is increasingly important. We can advise on branding and trademarking to make your association highly distinguishable. We can co-ordinate your public relations image using the specialist and national press, newsletters and all types of promotional literature. A regular series of articles, interviews and other press items can increase the awareness of your association and increase your membership significantly.

If you are concerned with current or future UK or EU legislation then lobbying maybe appropriate. Co-ordination of PR and lobbying is important and we can provide specialist advice on how to ensure that your association’s views are heard.


Web Site Maintenance

The internet is an essential means of communication and we can provide design and development services and maintain websites. We can set up and run your social media sites such as Twitter , Facebook and LinkedIn.


Financial Management

We provide a full financial management service using SAGE software including subscription and event invoices and management accounts. We also produce end of the year accounts in conjunction with your accountants.



We can provide a service to represent the association to outside bodies and government. Presentations in video form or using Microsoft PowerPoint can also be prepared and used for representation.

Conference, Exhibition and Event Organisation

We provide Conference and Event organisation and Exhibition Management. It is essential to have attention to detail in the organisation of these events and we have a “hands on” policy to ensure your events run smoothly.

For further information on Association Management Services please contact us to request a brochure, or call us on +44 (0)1727 876020