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Our Partners

Should you contact any of the businesses below, do make sure to mention AWAD, the Association of Women Art Dealers, as that may make you eligible for special terms.

Shipping for the Arts Sector

The British Shop offers worldwide packing, shipping and storage services to the Interior Design, Art and Antique markets. With over 25 years experience of specialist packing and shipping The British Shop has firmly established itself as a major player within the industry with clients across all four major continents. For more information, see our website.

Irenicon HR and Legal Support

Irenicon provides a highly focussed HR and Legal support service – using our KoffeeKlatch free webinars and support to help you deal with the people side of your business. From a quick chat on the phone when someone or something worries you, to sorting out contracts that help you manage your employees or freelancers (or co-directors!) in an effective way. Free and discounted services for AWAD Members. For more information on members’ free and discounted services. Take a look at http://koffeeklatch.co.uk.

Westbury Accountants and Business Advisors

London based accountants offering accounts, audit, tax & business advice. Specialists in working with Artists and Galleries.

Take a look at the Westbury Accountants website for more information.

Store Street Framing

Store Street Framing is a fine art framer based in central London and specialising in gallery standards, hand-finished and gilded frames. Trading until 2015 as Arch One Picture Framing, Store Street Framing is a new business with a heritage of high quality trade framing for London based dealers and galleries. All framing work is carried out in our North London workshops and West End showroom and delivered to London locations by our own transport. Take a look at www.storestreetframing.co.uk for more information.

La Playa Insurance

La Playa provides specialist insurance for art galleries, dealers, conservators, appraisers and collectors. Buying and selling art involves some specific risks – which can change from hour to hour as work is installed, de-installed, handled and shipped. We understand you need swift responses and infinite flexibility!  In addition to your business insurance from inventory and art fairs/events to liabilities, workers’ comp and property, we can also arrange specialist coverage for your clients’ collections. For more information, see our website.

Be Smart About Art: “Art is your life. Make it your living”

We help art professionals achieve a successful career doing what they love. The programme offers networking events, one to one mentoring, digital consultancy, talks, training workshops, webinars & bootcamps.

Take a look at the Be Smart About Art website for more information.

Legal Services (contracts, intellectual property)

Nicholas Sharp is a solicitor at Swan Turton LLP, media solicitors,  who have a specialist Photography and Visual Arts section which offers legal advice and support to galleries, dealers, trade associations and individual artists. They provide advice on copyright, moral rights and other intellectual property rights issues, and on the specialised contracts required for exhibitions, commissions, licensing, residencies, funding and agency and dealer relationships etc.

Take a look at the Swan Turton website for more information.

Digital Dragonfly – IT / Technology Consultancy

Digital Dragonfly is a technology consultancy that works exclusively with solo-entrepreneurs. Talk to us about how to make the most of the available technology to run your business more efficiently and professionally- saving you stress, time and money. Services include email/calendar/contact syncing, buying advice, backup solutions, mobile working etc. Mac and PC.

Take a look at the Digital Dragonfly website for more information.

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