About Us

The Direct Selling Association UK was founded in 1965 to represent the interest of the business engaged in the Direct Sales of Consumer goods. It is an incorporated Association with more than 50 members, who engage with at least half a million people in the UK in the distribution of their products. It is first and foremost an association controlled by its Members.

The Direct Selling Association UK is run by a democratically appointed Board. The Board Members are representatives of a cross section of Direct Selling organisations who are responsible for the Association's governance. The Association is a member of the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations, and prior to Brexit, the Association was a member of Seldia, the European Direct Selling Association, giving our Director General a truly global presence.

In 2014, the Association received the prestigious 'European Direct Selling Association of the Year' award from Seldia in recognition of support provided to the industry and in 2020, the Association was proud to receive the 'Seldia Astra Award for PR and Communication'.

OUR VISION

To see Direct Selling universally recognised and respected as one of the finest methods of marketing to Consumers.

OUR MISSION

To protect, serve and promote the effectiveness of member companies and the independent Direct Sellers marketing their products, to ensure the highest level of business ethics and service to Consumers.

KEY FACTS

1. The Direct Selling Association UK is the only recognised trade body for Direct Selling companies in the UK.

2. We strive to raise the profile of the industry, promoting the benefits and earning opportunities of Direct Selling.

3. We protect the interests of Consumers and Association Members.

4. We work with the government to represent the views and interests of Direct Selling companies.

5. We influence and educate key opinion formers on the benefits of Direct Selling.

6. We ensure member organisations comply with the DSA Code of Conduct.

MEET THE TEAM

SUSANNAH SCHOFIELD OBE
Director General
CHRIS VERNON
Business & Events Manager
LISA GARLEY-EVANS
Code Regulator