121 Business Advice

We can help you in all sorts of ways to grow your business. We have a range of industry experts to help you with any issue or opportunity that may arise. You can also book a meeting for an hour with our Director General in London to discuss all manner of opportunities or questions you may want answered.

This could cover lead generation, exhibiting, export, staffing, marketing and social media, product launches, pricing, key players and so much more.


Answer Call Service

The BPMA has set up an arrangement with a preferred supplier of telephone answering. This is an invaluable service for companies that need cover whilst on business and out of the office or when simply busy to avoid missed calls.

 

 


Artwork Services

The BPMA has secured a valuable Artwork Service with members getting a great deal on Logo Vector Redraws. Starting prices are £9.50 to members with non members prices starting at £12.50, a reduction of up to 34.41%.

Creative Addition offer services such as vector redraws, artwork proofs, font outlining/file conversions, product visuals, graphic design, leaflet/brochure design & print and email & web graphics.

Professional powerpoint presentation branded with your colours and company logo for £79 + VAT.

New* BPMA can offer members a comprehensive promotional video, branded with your company logo and brand colours for an unbelievable low price of £99 + VAT. 

*You will need your BPMA membership number to access this service


Auto Enrolment

Auto Enrolment legislation means every business in the UK now has to set up a Pension Scheme for their workforce and make contributions to it on their behalf. There simply is no “do nothing” option.

Auto enrolment has proved to be a headache for most employers and failure to comply with the complex duties imposed by the legislation can mean employer fines of up to £500 a day.

How bpma help take the whole burden of pensions auto enrolment off your shoulders

The good news is that we’ve sourced a trusted auto enrolment solution for you that takes care of the entire process, meaning you don’t have to trawl through the 500 pages of guidance issued by the Pensions Regulator !!


B2B Marketing Expo 2018

Details with B2B 2019 are still to be confirmed. 


BPMA Courier Scheme - Transworld

These rates are exclusive to BPMA members in the South East only. (Trial basis) 


Currency exchange - Moneycorp

We partner with exchange experts Moneycorp, to provide exclusive foreign exchange solutions to BPMA members.

Moneycorp can save you money by offering bank-beating exchange rates and expert guidance on your international payments. Whether you're importing or exporting, paying staff overseas or looking to expand your business to operate internationally they can help with all of your foreign exchange requirements.


Debt Recovery Service

Direct Route are one of the leading corporate credit reporting and debt recovery companies in the UK. They are licensed by O.F.T and are approved by the industry ombudsman, the Credit Services Association.

Direct Route are offering BPMA members:


Debts £1 - £3000 (recovered at zero cost)
Debts above £3001 are recovered at a subsidised commission of 2%
Free membership worth £200

*You will need your BPMA membership number to access this service


Factory Inspections and Product Testing

Intertek is pleased to offer all members of the British Promotional Merchandise Association a special 15% discount on all UK testing at our consumer goods testing laboratories.


Free Legal Advice Helpline

With the average cost of a solicitor being over £200 per hour and the fact that some lawyers even charge for ‘thinking time’, the BPMA have negotiated an important member benefit with Croner Consulting.

The FREE legal support helpline could save you thousands of pounds. Advisors cover employment law, health and safety, tax, VAT, payroll and commercial legal enquiries. This is an important benefit for BPMA members as it could save companies hundreds of pounds per year.

*You will need your BPMA membership number to access this service

HR and Safety

Employment Law and Health & Safety are becoming more important and relevant than ever to businesses everywhere. Citation plc is the industry leading expert in protecting the employer in all aspects of Personnel, Employment Law and Health & Safety regulations. Winners of the Queen's Award for Enterprise, and with over 6,000 UK businesses as clients, Citation provides a comprehensive system tailored to each client's specific needs.

Citation plc is offering BPMA members a 5% discount on their regular prices.

*You will need your BPMA membership number to access this service


Marketing Week Live 2019

MWL '19 is the event where marketers uncover ideas, inspirations, tools, tactics and partners.

MWL is the UK’s leading marketing exhibition, produced by Centaur in association with Marketing Week and Econsultancy. Attendees will be marketing professionals from major b2b and b2c brands, retailers, agencies and SMEs who are looking for marketing and event solutions to their current challenges. Expected visitor numbers in excess of 6,000


Mediation

Have you ever found yourself in a dispute that won’t go away – maybe with a customer, a supplier, or a business partner? If it looks like the only answer may be to call in the lawyers and head off to court, the good news is that there is an alternative. Mediation.

Resolution Mediation provides high-quality mediators to people and organisations across the whole of the UK who are involved in a dispute of any description, whether it is likely to go to court or not. Resolution Mediation is offering the following services to BPMA members:

  • Mediation between 2 or more parties (before court proceedings are issued or after, with or without solicitor involvement)
  • In-House Mediation for organisations where internal disputes are adversely affecting productivity.
  • Conflict management training - delivered in the workplace and tailored to needs.

Re:Solution Mediation Specialists are offering BPMA members a 15% discount off their services.


Merchandise World 2018

Merchandise World the show for promotional merchandise suppliers to exhibit at (trade only).

There are 2 events per year and BPMA members (suppliers) can receive a discount for exhibiting at Merchandise World. 

The next event will be in Farnborough on the 12th September for 1 day and again for 2 days on 30th and 31st January 2019 in Stoneleigh.

 

For more information visit http://www.merchandiseworld.co.uk/

 


Online Credit Management for Business

Account Assyst are an online credit management system for businesses, their Debt 'prevention' facilities include online account opening, monitoring existing customers, a simple but effective credit control chase process and all important access to the early warning ROSI Monitor service (Register of Outstanding Invoices) that is invaluable in the avoidance of bad debt.

Account Assyst are offering BPMA members a free consultation and diagnostic Credit Management Healthcheck as well as the equivalent of over 100 free credit reports.

*You will need your BPMA membership number to access this service


Free Business Templates

We have provided a range of business forms and templates for free to all members of the BPMA. Forms include:

  1. Terms and Conditions (Business to Consumer)
  2. Terms and Conditions (Business to Business)
  3. Confidentiality and Non-Dealing
  4. Commission Agreement
  5. Consultancy Agreement
  6. Employment Contract
  7. Employment Offer
  8. Employment Offer Checklist
  9. Final Payment Reminder
  10. Health & Safety Policy
  11. Introducer Agreement (fee for ongoing business)
  12. Introducer Agreement (fee for single transaction)
  13. Invoice Limited Company Logo
  14. Letter before legal action
  15. Payment Reminder
  16. Purchase Order
  17. Shareholders Agreement
  18. Shareholders Agreement checklist
  19. Website Terms and Conditions

The BPMA Law Club Scheme

BPMA members can benefit from The BPMA Law Club in association with Ison Harrison Solicitors. The scheme allows BPMA members to access a comprehensive catalogue of free commercial documents that can be utilised upon request. In addition, the membership base can access a 20% discount on a selection of private legal services. The documents include:


The Institute of Export

The BPMA continues to help support its members with international trade, which is accelerated by joining the Institute of Export. There will be a number of benefits that BPMA members will also be able to enjoy including discounted rates of professional international trade qualifications and access free professional advice through the BPMA.


IOE Director General Lesley Batchelor commented:

'The Institute of Export has been helping businesses since 1935 and we are proud to be part of a growing number of trade associations that are working with them to provide and build competence in exporting for our members. The bpma is part of a growing number of trade associations using the Institute's vast array of skills and competences to support their members move into new markets across the world'

*You will need your BPMA membership number to access this service.


BPMA Voucher Scheme

Offered once a year, the BPMA voucher scheme stimulates business within the BPMA community offering you money-off vouchers to redeem against participating BPMA suppliers. This offer allows you to pick yourself up to £4,000 worth of trade vouchers from our participating supplier members. 

Members, our voucher campaign will be available again from 1st September 2018 through to November 2018, you must log in to access the vouchers.


PSI Exhibition

The BPMA offer supplier members special exhibitor packages and a chance to apply for a Department of International Trade grant of up to £1500 to exhibit at the overseas exhibition. 

For more information on how to get tickets click Read More.


The Full Works

The Full Works can offer BPMA distributors a complete web branded solution for their clients, enabling distributors to stay ahead of the competition. The Full Works offer support with technology to ensure a seamless, personalised shopping experience regardless of the device being used.

View the bpma webstore demo here


101Translations

The BPMA is pleased to announce a renewed partnership with 101translations, a professional translation services agency. 

101translation supplies services such as the translation of documents, correspondence, brochures and websites, on-site interpretation and language consultancy. Whether you are already exporting your products, or are looking into it, it's vital that you communicate with your prospective clients in their own language.

Getting your marketing material translated is not as expensive as you think! A typical 50-page catalogue can be translated into any European language for as little as £500. 101translations can interface with your print and web design companies to ensure that the translated material looks and works as well as the original.    

 

Benefits:

As a fellow BPMA member, 101translations is pleased to offer a 15% discount on our published rates to all BPMA members. We are also available at any time for free consultations on any language-related questions you might have.

 

 


ISO

British Assessment Bureau offers BPMA members a discount of 10% on its services. 

In addition, it has introduced a 20% discount to all certification customers when they pay for their certification in full.  


Bluefin Insurance

Bluefin Insurance is the preferred BPMA supplier of all insurance queries.

Professional Indemnity Insurance experts

 

As one of the UK’s leading professional indemnity insurance brokers, they have access to many specialist insurers allowing them to negotiate exclusive wordings and premium terms for you.

In 2017, Bluefin joined forces with Jelf  award-winning experts in Insurance, Risk Management and Employee Benefits for businesses and individuals.


Professional Bid / Tender Writers

If you’re among the many business seeking business growth, you may have considered preparing a written tender in response to secure promotional merchandise business with a new client. While bidding can reap its financial benefits, it’s also a daunting process to come up tops if you’re not a budding bid buff.

We’re a marketing and bid management firm that specialise in writing bids that aim to hit the mark with an engaging and informative bid management process. Having worked client side for large corporates for many years, we have an inside track for what clients want and we deliver this in our approach.

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