The BBPA has a range of valued associate members, who are connected to the sector but do not require the benefits of full membership. Associate members fall into two categories, Supply Chain partner and Commercial partner. This is because our associate members require different relationships with the BBPA and we look to ensure that each associate member receives a tailored package of benefits.
Benefits of Membership
Small Pub Companies
The BBPA offer unrivalled support for associate Small Pub Companies on a number of pub-related issues. This ranges from guidance on employment issues such as national minimum wage, work experience, apprenticeships and recruitment, to assistance with business rates relief and lobbying action for change. In addition, we offer full access to responsibility materials, as well as advice on unfair local authority/police enforcement.
Small Brewer Companies
Small Brewer Companies can receive outstanding expert advice on current and forthcoming legislation which will affect their business. BBPA offers guidance on UK labelling compliance as well as access to expertise on technical issues such as beer quality and safety. Additionally, brewing companies will receive support with export activity through the BBPA country profiles, export events and networking opportunities with leading beer exporters.
Supply Chain Partners
Our Supply Chain Partners are those organisations that have a more direct and demonstrable working relationship with brewing or pub companies throughout the supply chain. They can benefit from active involvement in the work of the BBPA, for example representation at relevant technical panels, as well as greater opportunities for networking and contact with full members.
Our Commercial Partners are normally stakeholders with a strong interest in the beer and pub sector but whom will have a less direct working relationship with brewers or pubs, and therefore will not require the full range of Supply Chain Partner benefits. The principle benefits of Commercial Partner membership would be discounted rates to attend BBPA events and opportunities to raise awareness of products or services to other members via the BBPA website or communications.
Enquire about associate membership
Associate membership fees and benefits are always tailored to specific circumstances and will be set to reflect the level of engagement with BBPA activities. We would, therefore, encourage you to enquire below through submitting your details so that we can discuss options for associate membership.
Black Country Ales is a micro-brewery in Lower Gornal which aims to produce the finest real ales, using only the best ingredients, for sale in the company’s small collection of characterful local pubs located across the midlands.