Currently there are around 45 members of the Sponsors Alliance. All members are Accredited Trade Organisations (ATO's), who are not-for-profit, national, independent, cross-sectorial and membership based.
Sponsors Alliance members organise and account for approximately two thirds of the Department of International Trade Tradeshow Access Programme of funding for events, missions and conferences.
The Trade Associations and Chambers of Commerce within the Sponsors Alliance represent thousands of companies and hundreds of thousands of employees. As industry representative bodies, we believe we are best placed to promote our industry sectors and to manage business schemes. We firmly believe that trade development must be managed nationally and with sector expertise.
With a new election on the horizon the Sponsors Alliance will be asking all the main parties to comment on what they would do to help UK exporters. Our strategy calls for a properly funded, consistent and stable support scheme to help UK exporters gain similar funding to that given by our overseas counterparts.
For more information, please visit www.sponsorsalliance.net