The UK Customer Satisfaction Index is a unique business indicator which tracks customer satisfaction in the UK, covering 13 sectors and over 180 organisations.
The Institute offers a range of qualifications for all levels of customer service professionals across all sectors.
Types of membership
The Institute has three types of membership; Organisation, individual and international. Within these there are a number of levels.
Examples of organisations who have benefited from ServiceMark accreditation.
Become a member
What you need to know and do to become a member.
- Forums and masterclasses
Institute events scheduled at venues across the country including the Annual Conference, UK Customer Satisfaction Awards and National Customer Service Week.
Some of our members (view all)
How Damart turned internal challenges into award-winning service and success
When multi-channel retailer Damart won at the UK Customer Satisfaction Awards 2014, it was a remarkable achievement.Read more
ALcontrol Laboratories: how adding service to science transformed profitability
Food and waters testing lab ALcontrol found it took more than scientific excellence to keep customers happy, so took action – with dramatic results.Read more
Benchmarking brings business transformation for Gold Medal Travel Group
In 2012, Gold Medal Travel Group became an Institute of Customer Service council member to help address service transformation. Being a multi-brand and, at the time, multi-site business, the insight it gained from carrying out the Institute’s ServCheck online employee surveys and Business Benchmarking UKCSI has proved a major driver in the company’s turnaround.Read more
Isos Housing: Pursuing excellence together
When three social landlords in the North of England joined forces, seeking ServiceMark accreditation from the Institute of Customer Service helped the emerging organisation to put its customers first.Read more
All roads lead to value for Osborne Property Services
"Social housing today is about far more than just housing” says Carol Callam, Business Support at repairs and maintenance provider, Osborne Property Services. “The customer should be at the heart of the business with customer service embedded in company culture."Read more
Wales & West Utilities: the power of complaints
Gas infrastructure giant Wales & West Utilities used research from the Institute of Customer Service to transform its complaints handling – with far-reaching consequences.Read more
British Council sees TrainingMark as a ‘worthy investment’
The British Council's service quality manager Dan Walsh explains why they chose TrainingMark and how accreditation has benefited their customer service training programmes.Read more
Unilever: Professional development in a global giant
Institute member and FMCG giant Unilever employ thousands of people across the globe and manage a portfolio of brands, 12 of which boast individual turnovers in excess of €1billion. This case study explores why the Institute’s Professional Qualifications are an essential ingredient to their success.Read more
BSkyB - Driven by customer service excellence
TrainingMark, the Institute of Customer Service’s independent training programme accreditation, results in high ROI for BSkyB.Read more
Manheim Inspection Service: A cultural change which increases performance
ServiceMark, the Institute of Customer Service’s independent accreditation decreases staff turnover and increases performance for Manheim Inspection Service.Read more
Severn Trent Water: using professional qualifications and training to increase customer focus
Severn Trent has worked with the Institute of Customer Service since 2011 and believes the Institute’s professional qualifications and training help staff to develop their skills, broaden their thinking and increase their customer focus.Read more
Johnson Fleming: service pays dividends
When an entire industry transformed overnight, professional qualifications from the Institute of Customer Service proved their worth.Read more
Utilities companies turn around customer service reputation
Latest data shows sector is fastest improving in UKRead more
In the news (view all)
Cash for complaints: no thanks – we’re British
Research busts myth that the UK has developed a compensation culture
Ofcom report: customer service at a crossroads
The Institute CEO Jo Causon responds to the latest Ofcom report about complaints in the telecoms and Pay TV sector.
The Institute of Customer Service supports employer group delivering apprenticeship standards across UK
The Institute of Customer Service welcomes the publishing of the new Customer Service Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard which has been approved by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills. The new standard will ensure that businesses benefit from equipping new employees with the customer service expertise that will make a real impact on their bottom line.
Price wars don’t necessarily lead to great customer service
The Institute's CEO reacts to the latest debates about supermarket price wars and its impact on performance.
Food retailers facing customer satisfaction challenge amid price war
Retail Food sector ranks second in UKCSI but Banking and Tourism sectors close the gap