Our peers across the pond have just created a brilliant collective. The Association of Sound Designers is a new professional association that represents the combined interests of sound designers - professional and student - from across the UK.
It's not a union and not the technical standards police... rather it looks like a group of people who care and wish to connect. I wish them the best of luck... and I hope something like this will brew soon in our great land, too.
Cheers to all of you in the UK!