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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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From our blog

Wedding Coffee Club
21 October, 2014

Lets face it, working in the wedding industry can be isolating, there are days when we want to meet fellow wedding professionals just to talk through the lows and highs of being in this fast paced industry. Of course with the introduction of social media, it can feel like we have colleagues sitting right next [...]

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An Overview Of The Recent Mix & Mingle South West Event
17 October, 2014

Every year we hold a social evening across the UK called Mix and Mingle. This annual event is for wedding suppliers and planners to socialise and unwind. This year was the first time we held one in the South West and we are incredibly thankful to our Regional Ambassador Melanie from Bellissimo Weddings & Events [...]

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A New Career as a Wedding Planner
15 October, 2014

As autumn has settled in, are you beginning to think about a career change? Being a wedding planner is definitely a job many aspire to, but how can you make that jump into weddings? We hold small classroom weekend courses, ideal for those that are still in fulltime employment elsewhere. Over the years we have [...]

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The UK Wedding Venues Marketing Conference
13 October, 2014

We are very pleased to have been asked to speak at the very first UK Wedding Venues Marketing Conference which is to be held at York Racecourse on November 27th this year. If you are a wedding venue, keen to understand how to attract more wedding business, do consider attending. The conference is open to [...]

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Photography Workshop for the Wedding Industry
10 October, 2014

We are delighted to announce a fabulous photography workshop with the ever so talented Emily Quinton. The wedding industry has changed rapidly over the last few years with the biggest change being social media and the way we use this to promote our brand. Todays couples are incredibly visual, they don’t want to necessary hear about [...]

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