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ABOUT US
WHY JOIN?
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ABOUT US

The BBSA is run by its members, for its members

The BBSA has been serving the blind, shutter and awnings trade for many years. The association has a managing committee of around 30 member volunteers from a range of backgrounds who dedicate themselves, on behalf of all members, to ensuring the smooth and progressive running of the BBSA. 

  • Founded in 1919
  • Membership categories from sole traders to multi-national businesses, in the UK and overseas
  • Run by members, for members
  • Covering all sectors from homeowner to commercial and public buildings and of course the blind and shutter trade itself
  • The only UK trade association for the blind and shutter industries
  • Approaching 400 members
  • Covering all products and services, from external security shutters to internal plantation shutters - from awnings to internal blind systems and everything in between

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WHY JOIN?

Peace of mind 

With a heritage stretching back almost a century the BBSA is a progressive organisation helping members to shape and develop the industry whilst representing their interests. 

If you ask any of our members why they joined, you'll get a mixture of responses, but our research shows that the main reason we are chosen to represent members' best interests is the peace of mind the BBSA logo gives their customers along with expert advice and support that members can access at any time to help them to run their business more efficiently and effectively.

The BBSA is the much needed back office for smaller businesses and sole traders with limited resource, and an essential additional department for larger organisations. The BBSA offers a wealth of membership benefits, including:

  • Expert advice and support from the BBSA Member Services team
  • 10 Free ID cards
  • Unlimited credit checks
  • Free business and legal helpline
  • 20 Free RoSPA accredited Health & Safety courses
  • Free training guides
  • Openings magazine - free listing 
  • BBSA website - free listing and member profile to attract new business
  • Regular e-newsletter and member news - all the latest industry guidance and updates
  • Over 30 Guidance notes for your industry
  • Regional & national meetings and events
  • Preferential pricing on BBSA exhibitions
  • Use of accredited BBSA logos 
  • Tailored, discounted insurance packages
  • Complete child safety compliance pack and leaflets
  • Regular e-newsletter and member news with all the latest industry guidance and updates
  • Free training guides

Let the BBSA take the strain

Being a member of the BBSA not only offers you peace of mind, but it is your customer's assurance that you're part of the UK's only trade body for your industry. 

Download the full BBSA Member Benefits brochure here.

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AM I ELIGIBLE TO JOIN?

Applications for membership are welcomed from any business involved in the blind and shutter industry who meet the entry criteria. 

Essential criteria:

  • 3 Years trading history
  • VAT Registration
  • Good credit score
  • 2 Industry trade references 
  • Up to date business insurance

Helpful to have:

  • Compliant website
  • Health & Safety policy (if over 5 staff)

Can't meet the criteria?

You may apply to join our Make it Safe campaign as this membership option has less restrictions.

Phone Juliet Talbot on 01449 780444 or email juliet@bbsa.org.uk to discuss.

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The Price is Right

There's never been a better time to join the BBSA. 

Simply click here to complete our online application form. Alternatively, you can download, print and complete the paper version here - application form.

Download the latest subscription list here.

Please return any printed applications along with all supporting documentation to the BBSA office at:

Juliet Talbot - Member Services
PO Box 232,
Stowmarket,
Suffolk IP14 9AR

Email to: juliet@bbsa.org.uk
Fax to: 08712 647220

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