We had a brilliant time talking with representatives from 15 fantastic membership organisations at the inaugural Fish Roundtable last week at The Ivy Soho Brasserie. The idea behind the events is to create an informal occasion for ourselves and membership organisations to share and discuss the common issues.
There are no presentations, nor formalities – just a chance for some quality conversation.
It is incredible how the issues are pretty common to all with a lot of discussion on the ‘softer’ added value benefits to a member and scaling the business to be relevant. Change management was a big issue as was the need to grow non-professional members and the next generation. The current climate is certainly having an effect on everyone – I think the key thoughts were that membership is Oscillating – great word that – and time for change.
Thanks to everyone who attended for the lively debate and for the lovely feedback. We do it all again on March 22.