IPAF supports UK Associations Week 2019
By Leila Steed20 June 2019
The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) is supporting this year’s UK Associations Week.
Established in 2017 by the Institute of Association Leadership (IAL), UK Associations Week offers a chance for all trade and membership organisations to promote and celebrate the work they do across all industries.
Tim Whiteman, CEO and managing director of IPAF, said, “Associations Week is a great opportunity to showcase some of the less visible work we do, to recognise the excellent work of our hard-working staff, councils, committees and members, and to share best practice more widely than we might normally.
“I very much look forward to this week providing a great platform for like-minded associations from other industries to share ideas and celebrate their successes.”
The IAL said it strives to promote excellence in the leadership and management of associations, and to shine a spotlight on the employees and volunteers who make associations work.
According to the IAL, the association sector is often undervalued and rarely recognised as a sector in its own.
Whiteman said, “When it comes to working with government at all levels, developing training and standards and presenting a persuasive case for the use of powered access as a safe way to conduct temporary work at height, IPAF would not be where it is today without the tireless support and assistance of our members. Associations Week is a chance for us to recognise all the work our members do to sustain IPAF as a federation.”
This year’s UK Associations Week runs from 17-21 June 2019.