Sponsoring the PMF

Sponsoring the PMF

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The PMF aims to continue to be free for its membership.
However, producing forums, newsletters, mailings and videos, as well as running a website,
a membership database, a mentoring scheme, and posting hundreds of job vacancies a year,
has associated costs.

We are, therefore, constantly looking for companies and individuals
who are willing to help us by supporting our activities.

Production Managers have much of the spending power in their organisations, and reliable, knowledgeable, affordable suppliers are vital to them. PMs are likely to be loyal to such companies, so sponsoring the PMF is an ideal way of promoting your business.

We have Three Types of Sponsorship

  • P Sponsors –  recurring sponsors of the Production of Mailings, Newsletters and Videos
  • M Sponsors – sponsoring a Mentee to enable them to get the most out of being Mentored
  • F Sponsors –  one off sponsorship of a Forum

Production Sponsorship – annually recurring sponsorship towards the production of PMF communication with its members and the wider world.

We produce regular mailings, newsletters and videos, all of which are key to supporting, engaging with and expanding our membership. There is a cost associated with each of these activities which Production Sponsors would help to cover.

What’s in it for a Production Sponsor?

  • You will be helping us to continue to be able to communicate with our membership, as well as helping to promote and support the work of Production and Technical Managers.
  • When you sign up as a Production Sponsor, we will promote your company to all our members by sending a dedicated mailing to the whole PMF membership talking about your company and your involvement.
  • We will produce a company profile in our next Newsletter, including your website, email and phone numbers.
  • Here on the website, we will publish a news item about your involvement and including you on our sponsorship page.
  • Your company name and logo will appear on each mailing, newsletter and video produced while you are a sponsor.

The cost of being a Production Sponsor is £250 a year for 4 years


Mentee Sponsorship – sponsoring a PMF Mentee

Our mentoring scheme, relaunched this year, is proving extremely popular. We have around 30 (and counting) pairings of Mentors and Mentees, who mainly meet online. It would be extremely beneficial for Mentees to be able to shadow their Mentors at key points of the production process, particularly fit ups and production weeks.

A sponsorship of £400 would cover travel and accommodation expenses for one Mentee for a week. Mentee sponsorship funds would be managed by the Mentoring Team, and Mentees would be invited to apply for funding.

What’s in it for a Mentee Sponsor?

  • You will be helping us enhance our Mentoring Scheme, which will directly benefit new and rising Production and Technical Managers.
  • When you sign up as a Mentee Sponsor, we will promote your company to all our members by sending a dedicated mailing to the whole PMF membership talking about your company and your involvement.
  • We will produce a company profile in our next Newsletter, including your website, email and phone numbers.
  • Here on the website, we will publish a news item about your involvement and including you on our mentoring and sponsorship pages.
  • Your company name and logo will appear on each mailing and webpage to do with Mentoring produced for 6 months from the start of your sponsorship.

Forum Sponsorshipa one off sponsorship of a specific Forum.

Forums are a key part of our mission in providing a platform for Production and Technical Managers to share ideas and knowledge with one another. Our Forums are now hybrid, with both in-person and on-line Zoom attendees. All our forums are recorded and are available on our website as a world-wide industry resource.

Forums are built around topics relevant to and suggested by our membership. The chair and panel members are chosen for their involvement, knowledge and insight into the Forum topic. We aim for the panel to be as diverse as possible, and it will always include a number of Production and Technical Managers. Questions and contributions from the audience both at the venue and on-line are welcome.

Recent Forums have included:

  • Diversity in Technical Theatre – at the ABTT Theatre Show 2023 – sponsored by TAIT
  • The Dream Team. The Relationship between Production Managers and Designers – sponsored by J & C Joel.
  • Sustainability – Working with the Green Book – at the ABTT Theatre Show 2022 – discussing implementing the Green Book into working practices. Supported by Drapemakers
  • Where Has Everybody Gone? – a hybrid forum from Birmingham Rep, discussing the skills shortage. Supported by Pirate Crew

You can see videos of all our forums here

What’s in it for a Forum Sponsor?

  • In sponsoring a PMF Forum you will be helping us to produce Forums which are available worldwide as an industry resource, as well as helping to promote and support the work of Production and Technical Managers.
  • When you sign up as a Forum Sponsor, we will promote your company to all our members by producing a company profile in our next Newsletter, including your website, email and phone numbers
  • Your company name and logo will appear on the Forum logo, which is used in all publicity (website, emails, social media). You can see past logos on our forums page here
  • We will discuss the wording of your sponsorship in the Forum logo with you.
  • You will have the option to propose a panel member for the Forum (subject to agreement with the PMF) 
  • At the Forum itself we will display any pop-up banner you may have, and your company will be thanked as part of the opening and closing remarks
  • Your company name and logo will again appear at the start of the video of the Forum

Forum Sponsorship is specifically used to cover expenses incurred in mounting and promoting the Forum, as well as paying the travel costs of panel members and providing them with refreshments.


The normal cost of a Forum Sponsorship is £500,
but we are always
willing to discuss what you feel a Sponsorship is worth to your company.

To discuss sponsorship, please email us on [email protected]