121 Business Advice


We can help you in all sorts of ways to help 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.

  Current Price BPMA Price
Setup £60 per hour No Set up Fee
Monthly Subscription £35 per month £25 per month
Incoming Call Cost 0.85p per minute 0.65p per minute
SMS Charge 0.35p per SMS 0.15p per SMS
Message via Email Included Included
Instruction Updates £5.75 each £5.75 each
Voicemail Announcement Included Included
Premium Voicemail - Included (messages auto-forwarded to email or call divert to mobile)
VIP Client Service - Included (VIP Caller import & recognition when they call)

 

If you would like to find out more or take up this service please call Chella Heyes quoting your BPMA membership number

Tel: 01223 475600

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.

*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


The BPMA have secured special exhibition rates for the B2B Marketing Expo at Excel in March attracting over 6000 marketing professionals. Normal cost per sqm is £435, BPMA members special rate is £385, so on a 12 sqm you save £600.

For more information and to take advantage of the membership offer please contact Eddy Lawrance, mentioning that you are a BPMA member. He will be very happy to discuss your specific business and expectations, and it will be well worth taking 10 minutes out of your busy schedule to do so. He’s on 01872 218007 (the offer is limited so please make sure you give him a call today) or drop him a quick line at eddy.lawrance@prysmgroup.co.uk

http://www.b2bmarketingexpo.co.uk/

BPMA Courier Scheme - Transworld


Up to 5k £5
Up to £30kg per piece, the following rates apply
NEXT DAY - £6.35
NEXT DAY by 12am £9.45
NEXT DAY by 10.30am £9.45
NEXT DAY by 9am £14.25
SATURDAY by 9am £22.95
3rd party collection £10,00

Standard insurance up to £100 no charge
Additional insurance up to £4500 - £45 fee
Addition charge over £4500 - 1% of insured value

For more information, Download the PDF here

Currency exchange - Moneycorp


Moneycorp is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, has an industry-leading 5A1 Credit Rating, and keeps all client funds ring-fenced in segregated, safeguarded accounts. Moneycorp have been in the market for over 35 years and traded 22.6 billion last year. 

Exclusive member package benefits include: 

  • Competitive rates of exchange 
  • Fixed £5 transfer fee
  • Dedicated account manager
  • Fast online money transfers 24/7
  • Funds are safe and secure in client segregated accounts
  • Tailored products to managed your foreign exchange risk
  • Simple account opening with access to 30 currency holding accounts

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 2018


MWL '18 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 10% discount off their services.

Merchandise World 2018


BPMA is partnering with Sourcing City to create a unique event bringing together the benefits of being a member of either Sourcing City or BPMA to create a fabulous industry show on 19/20th September at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire. In addition Merchandise World has launched a January/February 2018 at Silverstone, Northants. The BPMA awards will take place on the 19th September at Chesford Grange, Warwickshire.

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: 

  • Free standard set of terms (worth £750 + VAT)
  • Free legal review of corporate/partnership documents (worth £300 + vat)
  • Free standard employment contract (worth £500 + vat)
  • 40% discount off a shareholder /partnership agreement (£1250 non-member price)
  • 50% discount off a will (£150 non-member price)

Ison Harrison Solicitors has excelled in providing legal advice to clients on commercial and private matters for nearly 40 years.

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

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.

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. Our voucher campaign is now live until end of November 2017.

Terms and conditions will apply. Only BPMA Suppliers participating in this scheme will accept this offer. Please add your membership number and quote BPMA Voucher Offer on your supplier purchase order. 

PSI Exhibition


PSI is the leading European show and held in Dusseldorf in early January.  Visitors are normally charged, but if you are a member of the BPMA and happy to register with the industry database, you are able to visit without being a member of PSI free of charge. You will need to complete an application available from the BPMA.  If you wish to exhibit you can call the London office of Reed Exhibitions daniel.cordock@reedexpo.co.uk.

Separately, the BPMA has authority to authorise a number of grant applications from UKTI to help exhibitors that meet the criteria. These are normally available from September and amount to normally around £1500. The grants will be paid in March following the show.  The BPMA will help manage the marketing of the UK exhibitors by a branded guide, help with other logistics and host a drinks reception on the BPMA stand (Hall 12)

The cost of which is £300 per exhibitor for those taking the grant.

For more information click here https://www.psi-messe.com/home_1.html?sprache=englisch