The British and Irish Group for the Study of ‘Personality Disorder’was formed in 1999 to provide a forum for networking in the field of ‘personality disorder’.
The group organises one main event each year which is a stimulating conference with relevant keynote talks from a variety of fields with presentations of new research, service developments, user involvement and workshops.
Additionally, BIGSPD are currently working towards developing a learning community which can support and connect individuals in working with people with a diagnosis of ‘personality disorder’ and will therefore be facilitating and coordinating learning regular events to share, thinking, innovation and significant developments which will enhance our efforts to reduce distress and improve lives.
National Association of Psychiatric Intensive Care & Low Secure Units (NAPICU) – www.napicu.org.uk
Napicu is a rapidly expanding membership organisation committed to developing and promoting the intensive care speciality. The Association was officially formed in 1998. The aims of NAPICU are:
To improve service user experience and outcome and to promote staff support and development with Psychiatric Intensive Care Units/Low Secure Units by (in a multidisciplinary manner): • Improving mechanisms for the delivery of psychiatric intensive care and low secure care • Auditing effectiveness • Promoting research, education and practice development.
The association uses a number of tools and methods to meet these aims, including; quarterly meetings and academic seminars, biannual newsletter, training initiatives, website and the Annual Conference.
Northern Networking Events Ltd undertakes the Association Management for NAPICU and has run their annual conference for the last twelve years.
Licensing Executives Society (Britain and Ireland) – les.bi.org
Northern Networking Events Ltd were appointed to run the Administrative Office for the LES (Britain and Ireland) from 1st October 2003. Duties include processing all membership queries, new member applications and renewals. NNE circulates details of forthcoming events to members, processes the registrations and maintains the LES B&I website. NNE is responsible for creating the eflyer and distributing the bi-monthly newsletter, NewsXchange, to members as well as mailing out the quarterly publication, Les Nouvelles.
Additionally Northern Networking Events co-ordinate approximately 10 meetings per annum, ranging from small meetings of 30 people to the Annual Conference and Dinner for up to 200 delegates and the Fundamentals of Itellectual Asset Management Course, liaising with the venue, caterers, speakers and delegates, as well as creating and distributing the printed material, such as the programme book, delegate list, badges and CPD information.
Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) – www.lesi.org
The Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) is an association of 32 national and regional Member Societies comprised of men and women who have an interest in the transfer of technology, or licensing of intellectual property rights – from technical know how and patented inventions to software, copyright and trademarks. It is strictly non-political and is free to grow by the creation of member societies throughout the world irrespective of politics or the state of technology development. LES International has a constitution and by-laws.
Family Mediators Association (FMA) – thefma.co.uk
The Family Mediators Association is a registered charity (No. 1002971) and Company Limited by Guarantee. They are governed by a Board of Trustees who are elected by our members. FMA currently have 350+ members.
The FMA was founded in 1988 by a group of six family lawyers and family therapists in order to offer family mediation to private clients outside the court system. Prior to this, mediation had been available only in a limited number of circumstances to clients within the court systems. This progressive initiative greatly advanced the development of family mediation and to this day, the FMA remains at the vanguard. Many of our mediators are contracted to the Legal Services Commission to provide mediation for publicly funded clients.
The FMA provides training, supervision and other services to its members. We take standards and regulation seriously and work to a Code of Practice. We have a network of Professional Practice Consultants who are able to advise our mediators, and who have their own training requirements. The FMA is a lead body of the Family Mediation Council (FMC) which co-ordinates regulation and develops common standards.
Scottish Plastics and Rubber Association (SPRA) – spra.org.uk
Scottish Plastics and Rubber Association, an independent society catering for the needs of individual professional members and Corporate Member companies and organisations.
Aim – to promote and support the advancement of plastics, rubber, through science, engineering and manufacturing.
Who – Manufacturers, teachers & lecturers, students within or interested in the plastic and rubber industry.
Independent Body – affiliated to The institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining & British Plastics Federatio
Violence Risk Assessment (VRTW) – violenceriskassessment.com
Assessing and managing the risk of violence is a core task of professionals working in mental health and criminal justice services. Psychologists, psychiatrists, police, prison staff, managers, nurses, social workers, probation officers are just some of the professions involved in minimising risk of harm. Violence risk assessment and management occupies a central role in legislation and features in the Care Programme Approach, Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements, and Dangerous Offender Legislation. Courts, tribunals and hearings are therefore increasingly requesting opinions on risk. Similarly, health and criminal justice services are increasingly articulating and governing risk assessment policy and procedure.
Protect International – protect-international.com
Protect International is an internationally recognized leader in helping organizations build respectful workplaces – where people treat each other with dignity and civility, feel safe and secure, and collaborate productively.
Anywhere people live or work together, tensions arise. Conflict between people is natural, and can even be healthy. But it can also be harmful. When it goes on too long or becomes heated, people may start to behave badly toward each other. Working together may become unpleasant or even impossible. People may even engage in behaviour that threatens the health and safety of others.
From a practical perspective, harmful conflict impairs an organization’s ability to function effectively. From a humanitarian perspective, harmful conflict takes a toll on an organization’s people. From a legal perspective, every organization has duties to take reasonable steps to protect its people from harmful conflict.
That’s where Protect International comes in. We help organizations do the best for their people and, in return, get the best out of their people.
Our strength lies in our standardized, evidence-based and integrated programs coupled with our passionate experts drawn from a wide range of professions including employee relations, law, forensic psychology, media, restorative justice, social policy, policing and education.
We offer a full range of integrated products to help prevent conflict, repair relationships that have been harmed by conflict, and protect people whose health and safety are threatened by conflict. Organizations that use our products experience increased productivity and profitability while reducing operational costs and risks.
Below is a list of some of the companies we have worked with to look after their association management and organising their conference.
- World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics (WCPG-ISPG)
- The International College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CINP)
- 3rd & 4th World Congresses on Stress
- Alcohol Focus Scotland
- Association of Forensic Physicians
- British Universities
- Caledonian University
- California Clinical Trials
- Department of Trade & Industry
- European Association for Haemophilia and Allied Disorders (EAHAD)
- European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA)
- European Conference on Crystal Growth (ECCG)
- European Crystallographic Association(ECA)
- Finance Directors Group (BUFDG)
- Glasgow City Council
- International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology
- Laxdale Limited
- London Stock Exchange
- McClure Naismith/World Law Group
- McGrigor Donald Solicitors
- NHS Scotland
- Organon (Akzo Nobel Pharma)
- Pfizer International
- Proactive Resolutions – Canada
- Safer Society
- Scottish Enterprise – Glasgow/Renfrewshire/Ayrshire
- Scottish Enterprise – Lanarkshire/Forth Valley
- Scottish Executive
- Scottish Prison Service
- Societes Internationalis Pro Diagnostica Ultrasonica Ophthalmologia (SIDUO)
- The British Crystallographic Association
- World Law Group
- World Police Medical Officers
- Wyeth-Ayerst International
- XVIII IUCr Congress