Benefits of becoming a BAPC Member.

Membership of the BAPC is like having a Swiss Army knife. It can do lots of useful things, many of which you probably never realised. Yet every one of them offers extra support and functionality to you and your business. Over the years, we have built up a huge bank of knowledge and a network of professional contacts at the BAPC, all of which is made available for any member to take advantage of.

Our vision is to utilise all the resources at our disposal to create a mutually beneficial community of friends within the print and creative industries. And what better friends to have than experts in every business related field from Legal, Financial and Marketing to HR, Training and the Web – alongside accessible specialists who know every facet of our industry inside out.

Take a look at the extensive range of Members’ Services we offer. They’re all available to help sharpen your edge and give you extra tools to work with – just like the Swiss Army knife.

Arbitration Service

Unresolved difficulties with a supplier or customer? The BAPC can step in at your mutual request and act as arbiter to facilitate an acceptable outcome.

Bulletins

Catch up with the latest industry developments, BAPC news and case studies with your free copy of our bi-monthly bulletin supplement.

Business Advice

Looking to take your business forward but need a specific steer? The BAPC can plug you into a host of experts and give you one to match your specific business requirements.

Environmental Consultancy

Environment is no longer an issue companies can afford to ignore. The BAPC can arrange for a full FSC/PEFC accreditation audit. We can also put you in touch with specialists who can help make sure your audit is successful and with printers who have been there.

Credit Checks

Want to check out the people you do business with? Through our arrangement with ICSM, the BAPC can offer you professional credit screenings.

Display Materials

Looking to sell yourself without digging too deep? The BAPC offers a whole range of on-line self assembly promotional materials to get the message across.

Health & Safety Employment Guide

Need any help or advice with these key issues? The BAPC offers both a comprehensive guide complied by HR consultants and a free help line to steer you through the complexities of the various rules and regulations.

Equipment Assessments

Looking for new equipment and need to know you’re making the right choice? The BAPC has just the people to talk to and give you the low down – no matter how hi-tech.

Events

Our Annual Conference is always popular with members who get the chance to hear major speakers and rub shoulders with leading industry experts and suppliers. The BAPC also holds various training programmes and seminars throughout the year and has a presence at all the key industry events.

Payroll and HR

Through our special relationship with SME Payroll experts Ceridian, we can offer you the chance to outsource all your Payroll and HR functions at discounted rates.

Marketing Support

Need guidelines, ideas and inspiration to attract new business? The BAPC has a pool of experts who can help you make a name for your business and think outside the box.

Mentoring

Every business has its strengths and weaknesses. The beauty of the BAPC is that we can put you in touch with the best people (or person) to help you, whatever the issue.

Specialised Print Sourcing

Want to sub out a specialist job such as large format, variable data or signage? One phone call or visit to our Sourcing section on the site and you can find the specialist you’re looking for.

Recruitment

Looking for top staff without paying fancy recruitment fees? Use the BAPC members link to the Ozzle recruitment site where you can advertise vacancies and search for suitable candidates.

Search Engines

Need to find specialist suppliers of specific industry information in a hurry? Just use the dedicated search engines set up for members on the BAPC site.

Technical Help

Why have a hard time with your hardware and software when the BAPC has technical experts on tap to offer support and solutions?

Staff Development

What’s the best way to bring on your people without paying full time trainers and HR staff? Just talk to the BAPC and we will point you in the right direction to match your requirements.

Strategic Development

Do you know who your target markets are? Are there other markets that you could make money from? The BAPC can help you arrive at these decisions, put plans into action and drive your business forward.

Web Site Advice

We never lose sight about how important your web site can be. The BAPC can help you with a range of issues from web site maintenance to setting up on line ordering.

Benefits of becoming an Associate Member…

The British Association for Print and Communication offers excellent business opportunities for progressive suppliers who become Associate Members.

Recognition

The BAPC has gained industry wide recognition for building a growing national (and international) ‘Community of Print.’ In the process, we can also gain highly desirable recognition for the products and services of the forward thinking suppliers who join us as Associate Members.

Communication

Through its frequent conferences, events and newsletters, along with the website  the BAPC offers a great opportunity to talk and meet your peers throughout the Print and Creative industries.

Promotion

As the member of a leading sector trade association, you get the opportunity to promote your company to a ready-made audience of print and creative companies that make up the BAPC membership.

Collaboration

The whole notion of the BAPC Associate Member scheme is to give suppliers in our business the chance to establish a closer working relationship with the Association and those it represents.

Accreditation

The accreditation of Associate BAPC Membership is granted to companies who provide goods and services for the Print and Graphic Art sector. As a BAPC Approved supplier you can be confident of achieving maximum profile amongst existing and prospective users of your products and services.

Information

As a BAPC member you will have access to highly useful constantly updated information on all aspects of your industry – something that can sometimes give you an edge over the competition or at least not be the last to know!

Participation

Many of our Associate Members have been regular attendees at our annual conferences and events. We are always interested in good keynote speakers who wish to entertain and inform (while promoting their brands of course!)

Distribution

With thousands of key, relevant print and graphics companies in its network, the BAPC offers a ready made distribution framework for all your marketing literature and sales messages.

Reputation

As a BAPC Associate Member, you become part of a select group made up from the industry’s leading suppliers.