The Association of Photographers
Protecting and promoting the best of professional photographers in the creative industries. We provide one clear voice, campaigning on copyright, promoting best practice through information sharing, marketing members’ work and providing networking opportunities. Whatever your role in the imaging industry, the AOP can help you develop your business.

Williamson Carson & Co Ltd

Williamson Carson & Co Ltd was founded in 1986 by John Williamson & Tom Carson who between them had many years’ experience working in the city for Lloyds Brokers. Williamson Carson & Co Ltd is a specialist Film, Entertainment and Photographic Insurance Broker. With nearly 40 years’ experience, managing director, Tom Carson is probably the longest serving Broker to the Photographic Industry in the UK. Tom has been working with the Association of Photographers since 1978 and has been on the board of the AOP since 2014. Tom also has very strong links with the Photographic Agents of London, the Association of Illustrators and many more within the creative industry

The Knowledge
The Knowledge is a comprehensive production directory, giving you contact information of crew and comprehensive information on UK film, TV and commercial companies.

Whinney Insurance Brokers
A sister company of Williamson Carson & Co Ltd, a specialist technology, media and photographic insurance brokerage.

The international guide to 40000 film, television and commercial production services companies in 149 countries – KFTV, formerly Kemps. is your comprehensive guide to independent film/tv production resources. a detailed directory of 100,000+ production companies, film makers, production crews and equipment.

Production Paradise
Directory and Showcase promoting the best in visual media worldwide – film, film production, photography, post-production & other visual media.

Kays comprehensive Production Manuals, Websites and Apps for film and television facilities,production services and freelance technicians worldwide.

Fixation is a photo and video solutions centre based in London, dedicated to providing authorised repairs, rentals and sales to photographers across the UK.

The Association of Illustrators (AOI)

The Association of Illustrators is the professional body for illustration in the UK. Established in 1973, the AOI champions illustrators and the illustration industry with education, promotion and campaigning to achieve a thriving industry for us all.

I've been dealing with Williamson Carson for over 20 years having been introduced to them through the Association of Photographers of which I'm a member. When I've had a claim, however complex, it has been dealt with quickly and efficiently and they very much work for you. They really understand the industry and just happen to be a great bunch of people to deal with.

– Larry Bray

Tom Carson & Williamson Carson have been my insurance brokers for over 15 years. The advice and cover they provides is both comprehensive and realistic. Tom's many years insuring the photographic and film industry means he is never fazed when I throw him last minute curve balls on shoots & on the 2 occasions I have needed my insurance it was dealt with swiftly & professionally. I highly recommend Tom and his team.

– Katy Niker, Burnham Niker