NCVO Annual Conference 2019 sponsors and exhibitors

The NCVO Annual Conference will take place on Monday 1 April 2019.


The following organisations are our sponsors for the Annual Conference.


Headline sponsor

Zurich is one of the leading providers of risk and insurance solutions to Britain’s public services, including charities, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations.

We insure over 15,000 not-for-profit organisations across the UK, covering charities of all shapes and sizes.

We offer:

  • Excellent customer service
  • Specialist not-for-profit insurance with £5 million public liability cover as standard
  • Flexible cover that can be tailored to the needs of organisations
  • Help to deliver risk management strategies and best practices to protect your communities

For more information, please visit:


During the breaks and at lunchtime you'll have the opportunity to speak to our exhibitors who can offer you practical advice, plus time and money saving solutions.

The following exhibitors will be at this year's Annual Conference.

Action Planning logo

'The answer’s yes – what’s the question?'

For 26 years Action Planning has been helping Boards and Chief Executives lead with purpose, meeting diverse needs with insight, imagination and integrity. Our core services fall under the headings of Governance and Strategy, Fundraising and Marketing, and People and Practice, but we never know what we are going to be asked to do next! So if you have a problem or an opportunity and don’t know quite where to turn – ask us!

  • 01737 814758 
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CAF is a charity, owner of CAF Bank and a champion for better giving. For over 90 years, we’ve been providing the insight, advice, financial support and expertise to help charities make a bigger difference for the communities they serve. We offer access to a range of tailored services to help charities reach their potential:

  • Banking and borrowing
  • Savings and investments/li>
  • Strategic consultancy and grantmaking
  • Fundraising tools
  • Legacy programmes

We lead Giving Tuesday – a global day of giving – in the UK, and deliver world-class research on giving trends, including UK Giving and the World Giving Index.

Talk to us today.

  • 03000 123 444
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Charles Stanley

As one of the UK’s leading Wealth Managers providing a truly bespoke discretionary investment management service to our clients, Charles Stanley manages over £1.52bn* on behalf of 860* charity clients.

It is the personal relationship our investment managers have with each charity that sets us apart, and as a client you will also benefit from a bespoke service, tailored policy guidance, ethical expertise, trustee training as well as thought leadership through our bi-annual magazine, Charities InFocus.

With over 20 offices across the UK, our Charity Team can offer a genuinely local service.

*as at 30 September 2018

Disclosure Services RGB landscape have been providing Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) criminal record checks since 2002. We offer DBS, AccessNI and Disclosure Scotland PVG scheme membership, basic, standard and enhanced level checks.

Disclosure Services use a suite of tools for fast, accurate applications, real-time application tracking, MI reporting and more. Our friendly, experienced team support a broad range of clients across private, public, charitable and notfor-profit organisations.

Our primary goal is to support our clients with timely, accurate information and an expert personal service.

NCVO members benefit from up to 40% savings on Disclosure Services regular admin fees.

For more information call 01978 510100 or submit an enquiry at

Fundraising Regulator web

The Fundraising Regulator is the independent voluntary regulator of charitable fundraising in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Having launched in July 2016, we maintain and uphold the standards set out in the Code of Fundraising Practice and its associated Rulebooks for Face-to-Face Fundraising. We are also responsible for the operation of the Fundraising Preference Service, giving the public more control over the communication they receive from charities.

We constantly aim to work with charities and representative bodies to improve public trust and confidence in the sector by producing guidance, improving fundraising standards and handling public complaints effectively.

Good Exchange logo RGB Green

The Good Exchange’s online platform automatically brings together and matches organisations or individuals with money to give with the causes that need it most. Charities and Community Groups can apply for funds via The Good Exchange’s single, on-line application process, cutting the time wasted making grant applications and increasing the chance of success. Grant-makers and donors can see which charities and community groups are looking for money and work collaboratively to deliver a measurable impact on social problems and build community engagement. Match funding motivates the public to fundraise for their favourite good causes.

HR Services Partnership

From ad-hoc queries, to a fully outsourced HR department, HRSP provides not-for-profits with quality HR services at a reasonable price and complete flexibility.

Whether you want to double-check on your TUPE obligations, or need a sounding board to manage a poor performer, our qualified consultants have the sector-experience to help you navigate and mitigate risk.

Our clients value our knowledge of the sector and our practical approach. We are proud to:

  • be an NCVO Trusted Supplier;
  • provide a dedicated consultant to every client;
  • employ only CIPD qualified consultants;
  • have Investors in People Accreditation.

Searching for experienced volunteers? Work for a charity or have clients in the sector? The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) can help. is completely free to search or post volunteer opportunities, or find volunteers with specialist finance and business skills.

ICAEW’s charity and voluntary community also offers:

  • professional Liability Insurance (covering trustee and volunteer activity, or when providing pro bono finance services)
  • bi-monthly newsletters sharing the latest news, opinion, and resources
  • dedicated e-library
  • discounts on training and sector events
  • helpsheets and resources on charity accounting, taxation and governance.


Phoenix Software

ITRM is an award winning, proactive Managed IT Services provider, providing innovative services and solutions to businesses and charities in London and the South East. We are able to offer a comprehensive suite of solutions and services that incorporate IT Support, Consultancy & Advisory Services, Voice & Data Connectivity, Web and App development services and Cabling & Electrical services. We are the Complete Managed Services Provider.

ITRM is an NCVO Trusted Supplier and have developed a portfolio of services exclusive to NCVO members. Find out how ITRM can help you maximise the value of IT in your business.

  • 02083083300
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Phoenix Software

Phoenix Software is the UK’s leading supplier of software, hardware, devices, IT solutions and Software Asset Management services to NCVO Members. As an NCVO trusted supplier, we leverage significant discounts which are available to all members via an extensive number of specially-negotiated deals with leading global suppliers. We are highly-accredited with the major software and hardware vendors including Microsoft, VMware, Dell, HPE, Trend Micro, Adobe, Citrix, License Dashboard and Sophos, making us the premier partner for all your IT requirements.

  • 01904 562200
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Premier Charity Solutions is a leading supplier of IT and web services to charities and non-profits nationwide. We offer advice and consultation on IT and web solutions, from IT support and networking through to cloud solutions and website design. Our range of services are packaged exclusively for charities to provide the best service at the best prices.

We have earned an impressive reputation due to our professional approach, vast industry knowledge and highly-praised customer service. We know that, as a charity, your IT network and systems are often low priority and our understanding of the financial pressures facing non-profits means our IT services have been priced to be cost-effective while offering the best possible solution.

Quilter Cheviot

Quilter Cheviot has built a strong reputation over several hundred years as a respected firm of investment managers. Quilter Cheviot focuses on structuring and managing bespoke portfolios for charities, trusts, pension funds, private clients and professional intermediaries. Throughout our history, our standards and values have remained consistent. Our impartial approach, high standards of personal service, drive to build and preserve the wealth of our clients and a belief in the importance of a robust yet innovative investment process have remained unchanged.

Quilter Cheviot

Utility Aid are the largest energy broker for the not-for-profit sector in the UK. Dedicated to ethical energy provision and working in a way that is fair for all. They were awarded Most Trusted Energy Consultancy in the UK 2018.

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