This Key Note Market Digest analyses key performance data and the structure of the UK professional membership organisations sector between 2005 and 2014. In addition, various market trends, both ongoing and emerging, and key drivers are also examined.
The report covers activities under the UK SIC (2007) category 94.12 —Activities of professional membership organisations — and the UK SIC (2003) category 91.12 — Activities of professional organisations. This category covers the following activities:
- activities of organisations whose members’ interests centre chiefly on a particular scholarly discipline or professional practice or technical field, such as medical associations, legal associations, accounting associations, engineering associations, architects associations, etc.
- activities of associations of specialists engaged in scientific, academic or cultural activities, such as associations of writers, painters, performers of various kinds, journalists, etc.
- dissemination of information, the establishment and supervision of standards of practice, representation before government agencies and public relations of professional organisations
- activities of learned societies.