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Why become a BESA member?

Membership means more opportunities to win work, get paid for it, be supported and have your voice heard.

BESA is the premier trade association representing the best interests of those operating within the built environment, supporting members to maintain and grow their business.

With over 100 years of experience, we understand the industry and know that winning more work and getting paid for it is important to all of our members regardless of their size and specialism.

WIN MORE WORK -
THE BESA BADGE OF QUALITY

BESA is recognised as a badge of quality within the industry, and we continue to gain agreement from a wide range of specifiers, clients and insurers to ensure BESA membership is a requirement in future tenders.

GET PAID FOR IT

Repeated delays to proposed reforms of the payment retentions system are undermining the industry’s efforts to improve its productivity. The BESA will continue to call on the government to ensure that all cash retentions are held in trust as soon as possible, and to phase them out entirely by the early 2020s.

BE SUPPORTED - ACCESS TO BUSINESS SERVICES (LEGAL & HR), LEADING TECHNICAL STANDARDS & SPECIALISED TRAINING

Stay ahead of the market with direct access to specialist technical knowledge and ensure your people
have the right skills for any job with BESA Training.

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD -
THE CHANCE TO SHAPE YOUR SECTOR

Through regular contact with ministers, MPs and civil servants, and responding to key consultations we make our members' voices heard in the corridors of power.

Our Specialist Groups and Special Interest Groups are open to all BESA members committed to
maintaining the highest standards and actively looking for opportunities to help address growing industry issues.

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DISCOVER THE BENEFITS OF BESA MEMBERSHIP FOR YOUR COMPANY:

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FOR SOLE TRADERS AND MICRO COMPANIES BESA MEMBERSHIP MEANS:

Expert legal advice: get all your important contracts checked for free before you sign on the dotted line.

Personalised business support: from your dedicated Association manager and our employment affairs team who have years of industry experience.

Instant access to industry-leading knowledge and guidance: from free e-newsletters, technical bulletins and technical helpline, to informed industry-leading standards and best practice guides at preferential rates.

Reassurance: for your business and your clients that you’re complying with industry standards.     

HR Advice: receive the right advice on HR issues making sure you're compliant.

Increased brand awareness: exclusive use of the BESA logo on your stationery, promotional items and livery, along with free advertising to consumers on our website and in our annual BESA BOOK.

Industry specific training: ensure you have access to your co-investment apprenticeship funding as well as other additional support you are entitled to with BESA Training.

 Networking opportunities: access to regional and national events including our exclusive health and safety focus forums.

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FOR MEDIUM SIZED COMPANIES BESA MEMBERSHIP MEANS:

A clear route to compliance: from guidance during your initial membership audit, updates on the latest building regulations and health and safety obligations to gaining access to industry recognised competence assessment schemes, you and your clients can be assured that you are operating to the highest standards.

An extension of your in-house team: our dedicated Association managers, expert technical advisors, employment affairs and legal teams are on hand to provide free advice, technical knowledge and assistance with contracts and HR issues, avoiding the need to hire costly external consultants who don’t know your business.

HR Advice: BESA offers members user-friendly HR audit tools to complete a snapshot assessment of their people processes.

Workforce management solutions: our range of group companies offer you a range of pensions and employee benefit solutions, direct access to construction sites and a range of certification schemes all tailored to the needs of those operating within the built environment.

A helping hand with recruitment & development: Our job board allows members to widen their talent search, whilst our range of training opportunities available across the UK include specialised short courses, apprenticeships and industry trailblazers offering your workforce continued skills development and progression, enhancing your business and staff retention.

An opportunity to be seen & heard: With the opportunity to network with our larger members and industry experts at a range of events, exclusive use of the BESA badge, exposure of your brand and an invitation to join our specialist working groups, you can be sure to make your mark on the industry.

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FOR LARGE COMPANIES BESA MEMBERSHIP MEANS:

A stronger voice: Government want to hear one strong voice from the sector so let BESA amplify your message. We are active on payments, Brexit, building regulations and industrial strategy to name just a few.

Optimised wage bills: whether you sign up to the national agreement or not, it pays to know the going rates for different workers in different regions.

Legal insight: our team see thousands of contracts every year, are your in-house team missing any tricks that could save you time or money?

A motivated workforce: have you considered your pensions and employee benefits package recently? Welplan (a wholly owned BESA subsidiary) can create bespoke packages for your company at exclusive rates.

Access to the latest technical knowledge: from offsite construction to planned maintenance, and refrigeration to BIM, BESA is defining industry standards for excellence, along with frequent bulletins, blogs and events on the latest technical subjects to ensure you always stay one step ahead of your competitors.

An opportunity to shape the future of the sector: with the opportunity to join our special interest groups defining niche areas such as indoor air quality, tall buildings and digital construction.

An innovation in workforce management: PRINT is a virtual system that is detailed, unique, secure against fraud and durable over the lifetime of your employees; an attractive long-term solution for the management and training of your workforce.

 

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