Thinking of Starting Your Own Agency



If your agency has been running more than one year and you would like to apply to be a member of the ABIA, becoming a member is easy. All you have to do is to apply to us for membership. We will send you the relevant forms which then you return to us. (Agencies may not apply to become members until they have been trading for an absolute minimum of one year, we may also require confirmation from your accountant.)

Once your agency is accepted by the ABIA, a joining fee of £100 is payable. Thereafter, an annual fee is based on turnover. Our members find that the benefits of membership significantly outweigh the modest costs involved.

To apply for membership, please complete the form on the left. We will then send you all relevant paperwork.

Thinking of Starting an Agency?

If you are launching a new agency or thinking of doing so, the ABIA can help. For one year we will provide an ABIA council member as a personal mentor to guide you through from the initial planning stages to the launch of your fledgling agency. He/she will have had many years experience of setting up and running an ABIA approved introduction agency.

Here are a selection of topics covered:

Do’s and Don’ts
Pitfalls to avoid
Advertising and marketing
Legal requirements with access to an ABIA approved lawyer who will advise on the legal aspect of ABIA approved client contracts
Data Protection
The ABIA Code of Practice
Preparing your agency for ABIA membership

The fee for the Consultancy/Mentoring Service is £2000. This provides a comprehensive ABIA Starting an Introduction Agency guide book, a one-to-one meeting with an ABIA consultant and a full twelve months mentoring. Please call 07919 612 975 to hear more.


Thinking of Starting an Agency?

The ABIA is recognised as a well respected and authoritative voice of the industry around the world. Therefore we are frequently contacted from overseas in regard to the ABIA consultancy/ mentoring scheme. Some new agency owners based abroad choose to visit London for their one to one meetings, others prefer the ABIA to send a consultant to their country. In these circumstances fees will be priced on application. Please call 07919 612 975 to hear more.