We help all members with connections, introductions
and making sure they meet the right people and businesses
that can help them succeed!
We help members to discover new ways of thinking
and new ways to increase their businesses.
AFCI.UK – Association For Creative Industries
The largest global association for the Creative Craft and Hobby Industry
The cornerstone, advocates, eyes, ears and connections for this thriving and growing industry.
Educating members, connecting member, businesses and people, facilitating businesses to discover effective ways to develop and succeed. While offering them Passion, Integrity, Respect & Trust.
Ensuring all members and sponsors have all the help, support, information and advice they need to achieve their goals and to solidify the global creative, craft and hobby community.
How to increase your business, achieve your goals and better ways to run your business
With like minded people and get introductions to people that can help you and your business.
Ways to increase your knowledge, your business and other opportunities
If you are work in, or thinking about working in the creative, craft and hobby industry then you need to be a member of AFCI.UK. We will offer you and your business the best ways to succeed by giving you the right help, information, connections, advice, and support
Never has there been a better time to join an association! AFCI.UK has access to knowledge, information and connects that will save you time, money and work. AFCI.UK represents all types of members, taking their businesses seriously in the creative, craft and hobby industry.
What’s in it for you – Information, Education, Connections, Introduction, Advise, Insider information, Research, Support, Money Saving Benefits.
JOINING TODAY COULD NOT BE EASIER!
Select from the membership types, below, that fits your requirement.
FLYING START MEMBERSHIP
Call for Pricing
ONE YEAR ONLY
For those who are in the first year of business and starting out.
per month or £120 p.a
per month or £100=vat p.a
Retail shops, Online sites, Market stalls and those selling directly to the general public.
=vat per p.a
Manufactures, Publishers, Suppliers, Service Providers, Wholesalers
Hear what our members say!
AFCI.UK are established and developed with the needs of creatives and crafters in mind. If you are struggling with getting your products to market and want to meet successful crafting businesses and learn new strategies to grow your creative or craft business, AFCI.UK events must not be missed. A weekend attending their annual event and connecting with the right person or organization can catapult your business very quickly”
Neelam Meetcha D.E.B.s Member
Being a member of the AFCI.UK has allowed me to grow so much as an independent designer. I have a new found confidence, that I havn't seen in myself since having my family and prolonged career break. Meeting and building relationships with industry experts and other like minded people at the Creative Exchanges weekend has been invaluable to me. I am really proud of how I have seized the chance to create career opportunities through the AFCI.UK. My email inbox has never been busier with interesting and exciting conversations. So if you are looking to progress with a career in the crafting industry, the AFCI.UK can definately open up any opportunity you are looking for Claire Newcombe – firstname.lastname@example.org
Claire Newcombe D.E.B.s Member
I joined the AFCI.UK to enhance my reputation as a business within the craft industry and to draw on the help and experience of the members within the association!
Wendy Perry Buyer Member
When you are running a business, it is important to be immersed in that world. As the owner of a craft business I count the AFCI.UK as a necessary ingredient so that I can know what is happening and connect when I want to, with other professionals. Plus we got some fab discounts at the Stitches show which went a long way to paying the membership fee! Good plan AFCI.UK.
Joanna Sheen Buyer Member
There are a number of important reasons why Visage Textiles Ltd decided to join the AFCI.UK. From a purely commercial point of view, we consider that our profile and credibility as a manufacturer and distributor is enhanced by being a member of a trade organisation. Our company wants to engage with designers and potential customers and we can do these things through the AFCI.UK. Membership has brought further benefits such as access to industry-specific market research and access to international trade shows as a visitor and exhibitor.
Dani Phillips Supplier Member
OMG had it not been for the AFCI.UK I would never have found the supplier I spent hours on the internet looking for. One quick phone call would have sufficed!! Next time I will go straight to them for info on any supplier of crafts. Craig who dealt with my enquiry was a star! Thank you AFCI.UK for existing, you could have saved me hours!
Kleshna Handel D.E.B.s Member
GET IN TOUCH
Postal Address: AFCI.UK c/o Warden House, 37 Manor Road, Colchester Essex, CO3 3LX, England
Direct Line: +44 (0) 1206 364 977
Mobile: +44 (0) 7841 908 316