Benefits of Membership
As a not for profit organisation, all income is for the benefit of Members via the improvement of services, provision of information, grants and facilitation/promotion of training (grant funded wherever possible).
The Association uses its group purchasing power to facilitate discounts on exhibitions, market research, insurance etc.
The Association is an Accredited Trade Organiser for various exhibitions around the world, enabling eligible participating UK companies achieve grant funding. We also partner with other Associations, helping Members benefit from grants at their discounted Member Management fees.
The Association's free of charge Business Advisory Helpline, run by Croners, is particularly useful to small companies who would normally have to pay for advice on VAT, Tax/PAYE, Commercial/Legal matters, Health & Safety.
The Association's Private Healthcare Scheme offers a range of services, including private medcal insurance; travel insurance and dental plans. Visit www.php.co.uk
The Association communicates with Members via e-groups, disseminating information, statistics, export leads on a regular, if not daily basis.
Do not underestimate the benefits of networking in business. Being proactive about building relationships is often perceived as a personal skill, but its far more. It's an organisational competence. A large and diverse network of contacts will increase the sales of your company, whilst saving time and money. Download our Consolidated Programme of Events to see what events we are hosting to ensure our members are well connected.
If you would like to find out about the history of the Association, benefits and services we have to offer in more detail please download the adobe file below or contact Head Office
BFBi Membership Pack
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