NAWP – Promoting Professionalism and Integrity within the UK Wedding Industry
The National Association of Wedding Professionals was launched in July 2013 and started accepting membership in Spring 2015.
Wedding planners, Amanda Sherlock, Lester Gethings and Siobhan Craven-Robins, who between them have notched up 40 years of industry experience, recognised a need in the Wedding industry for a professional and effective networking group. Over the next nine months they went about establishing this, culminating in the launch of the National Association of Wedding Professionals at Kettners in July 2013. The event attracted over 100 guests interested to hear about the new association. The feedback was overwhelmingly in support of the NAWP.
Two months later they held a FOCUS group with key industry suppliers to address some of the valid points raised at the launch. As a result of this meeting, the National Association of Wedding Professionals morphed from not just a networking group but to professional body supporting and encouraging best practice within the wedding industry. Industry standing was, without exception, the most important thing to everyone who attended the meeting.