Professional Institutes

If you’re a Professional Institute within the creative sector please tell us by emailing and we’ll add you to the list.

IoD LogoIoD (Institute of Directors)

The Institute of Directors' (IoD) mission is to help directors maximise their potential by providing professional business support. It also represents member interests at government and EU level. The IoD was established in 1903 and has around 54,000 members.
Further information: Phone: +44 (0)20 7839 1233. Institute of Directors, 116 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5ED. Email:

RSA LogoRSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce)

The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce (RSA) works to stimulate enterprise, science, art, manufacturing and commerce. Its annual Student Design Awards scheme is open to students of design at colleges and universities throughout the UK and, where funding permits, the rest of Europe. The RSA runs a programme of projects and lectures based around five manifesto challenges: Encouraging Enterprise, Moving Towards a Zero Waste Society, Developing a Capable Population, Fostering Resilient Communities and Advancing Global Citizenship.
The RSA has regional offices in Bristol, Birmingham and Halifax. It has created an Inclusive Design Resource which has since been developed into Design for All Education and Training, a unique online resource which draws together key contextual information, examples of products, services, buildings, business practice and inspirational design concepts. Visit to find out more.
Further information: Phone: +44 (0)20 7930 5115. RSA, 8 John Adam Street,
London, WC2N 6EZ. Email:

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