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Business Tools

Following many requests by planners, the UKAWP offers additional support in the form of Business Tools. Essentially, business tools are documents, products and services which should be beneficial and helpful to new and established independent wedding planning businesses. There are many templates, procedures and equipment which the founders of UKAWP have had to work their way through and find over the years they have been in business but would like to make it a little easier and more straightforward in the future. We are keen to develop more services and products over time so do let us know what you are missing and we will certainly consider it:
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Terms & Conditions/Business Contract @ £150 for Members/Students of the UKAWP, £180 Non-Members

The Terms & Conditions/business contract for use between a company and its clients is vitally important to all businesses. Suitable for small, independent wedding planning businesses, these Terms & Conditions have been drawn up by the founders of UKAWP, drawing on their extensive wedding planning experience, and, of course, in conjunction with a solicitor to ensure a legally sound, practical and comprehensive set of Terms & Conditions which will provide security for both the planner and its clients. When compared to the cost of hiring a lawyer independently, this offers excellent value for money at only £150.

The contracts (and any variations thereof which are made by purchasers) remains copyright of the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners Ltd and, therefore, distribution is only allowed to the purchaser’s client. Copying and publication of this contract is forbidden.

To purchase please go to: www.ukawp.com/payments.htm. Please note that the contracts are sent out manually by email on receipt of payment; we aim to do this asap but please allow 2 working days for receipt of the documents.

If you have any questions please contact: Bernadette Chapman on bernadette@ukawp.com or 01376 561 544.
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Business Mentoring Service @ £500 per year
(10% discount for signing up within 6 months of attending a Business Practicalities or Step by Step training course)

Starting up a business is a tough and demanding challenge and setting up a wedding planning business is no exception. The early years are very hard and a successful business needs lots of support. This is why we have introduced a mentoring service for new (less than two year old) businesses with an established member planner or director. The service includes three face to face meetings (up to two hours each) within one calendar year and is tailored to the individual company. The meetings are an opportunity to discuss progress, marketing techniques, challenges with clients or any other specific concerns with a more experienced wedding planner and UKAWP member who will have advice on these issues. The service also includes reasonable email and phone support throughout the year.

This service is available only to those who have completed the UKAWP Business Practicalities course and all UKAWP members. This is to ensure that a firm grounding in the basics of the career is already met. The service can start immediately following completion of a training course and before launch if required. It is not essential that those taking up the mentoring service are members of the UKAWP. It is expected that planners travel to a location convenient to the mentor for meetings; this is so that costs can be kept at a reasonable and affordable level.

"With Kelly, I was able to discuss marketing and PR ideas, structure my business plan in terms of priorities, and discuss details of some of the weddings I was working on. It gave me the one-to-one business service I needed to develop solid business foundations."
Marine Kerivel-Brown, Boutique Wedding

To take up this service contact: Bernadette Chapman on bernadette@ukawp.com or 01376 561 544 who can advise which planner is available for the mentoring.
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Business Support Hotline @ £60 per hour

We appreciate not everyone will require the annual mentoring service and for this reason we have launched our ‘business support hotline’ which is chargeable at £60 per hour. This will entitle you to spend time by phone/email obtaining the advice of one of the directors on any areas of concern.

This service is available only to those who have completed the UKAWP Business Practicalities or Step by Step training courses and all UKAWP members.
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Freelance Staff Contract @ £120 for Members/Students of the UKAWP, £140 Non-Members

If you are employing staff even for very short periods of time, it is crucial that you have a contract which protects both parties and makes clear certain obligations concerning confidentiality, invoicing, responsibility for tax/NI and insurance to name but a few. Suitable for small independent wedding planning businesses, the Directors of UKAWP have drawn up a freelance staff contract drawing on their knowledge and experience of hiring ad hoc freelance staff both in the office for short periods of time and on-site at weddings. The contract has been prepared in conjunction with an employment lawyer to ensure that it covers all the key legal aspects. This contract is not to be used as a replacement for a permanent or fixed term employment contract.

The contracts (and any variations thereof which are made by purchasers) remains copyright of the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners Ltd and, therefore, distribution is only allowed to the purchaser’s client. Copying and publication of this contract is forbidden.

To purchase please go to: www.ukawp.com/payments.htm. Please note that the contracts are sent out manually by email on receipt of payment; we aim to do this asap but please allow 2 working days for receipt of the documents.

If you have any questions please contact: Bernadette Chapman on bernadette@ukawp.com or 01376 561 544.
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SEO/Inbound Marketing Workshop
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Membership for more established Wedding Planners
11 April, 2014

In the final section of our recent series explaining why certain planners choose to apply for UKAWP membership, we turn to those planners who have been trading for a year or more: sometimes for many years. If you are trading successfully in your target location and taking bookings from sufficient of your chosen bridal audience, you [...]

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Five insights into what makes a great wedding videographer
9 April, 2014

Today we are pleased to introduce an educational piece from one of our Wedding Supplier Members, White Dress Films. Over to you Richard… I’m often asked what I think makes a great wedding videographer and I believe there can be many answers to that one simple sounding question. If you want just one overall answer, [...]

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7 April, 2014

The spring edition of Brides The Show, took place last weekend (22 & 23 March) at Battersea Park, London, welcoming over 5,000 brides-to-be and their bridal parties to a wedding planning event like no other. UKAWP Partners of the Show The UKAWP were proud to be partners of the show for the second time with [...]

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