Authors' Licensing & Collecting Society

ALCS, Authors' Licensing & Collecting Society

Fifth Floor
Shackleton House
4 Battle Bridge Lane
London
SE1 2HX
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 7264 5700
Fax: N/A
E-mail: alcs@alcs.co.uk
Web: http://www.alcs.co.uk

Chief Executive:
Chief Executive Officer: Owen Atkinson
Chief Executive Phone: +442072645704
Chief Executive Email: owen.atkinson@alcs.co.uk

KEY REPRESENTATIVES
Deputy Chief Executive: Barbara Hayes
E-mail: barbara.hayes@alcs.co.uk
Phone: +442072645709
Head of Rights and Licensing: Richard Combes
E-mail: richard.combes@alcs.co.uk
Phone: +442072645706
Head of Finance: Mark Bispham
E-mail: mark.bispham@alcs.co.uk
Phone: +442072645730
Head of Operations: Alan Smith
E-mail: alan.smith@alcs.co.uk
Phone: +442072645723

Year operations began:
1977

Purpose:
A non-profit organisation to provide collective administration for writers. Run by writers for writers, ALCS has distributed over £450 million to writers since its inception in 1977. It is the largest writers’ organisation in the UK, with over 95,000 members, and in the last financial year ALCS paid out a total of £32 million to over 80,000 writers. ALCS represents writers of all genres, from text-book authors and freelance journalists to poets and radio dramatists. ALCS membership is open to all types of writers and their successors across the print and audiovisual sectors. ALCS is recognised internationally as a leading authority on copyright matters and authors’ interests. We are committed to fostering an awareness of intellectual property issues among the writing community. We maintain a close watching brief on all matters affecting copyright both in the UK and internationally and we make regular representations to the UK government and the European Commission on behalf of writers

Members:
Over 95,000 Members