Sandwich manufacturer membership is a key route to establishing your credentials as a key player in the UK market.  Alongside recognition and endorsement for your business, it also provides your business with real commercial benefits, while heping us to create a stronger industry, supporting your business's future trading prospects. 

The annual cost of full manufacturing membership is calculated based on the number of factories the manufacturer operates, charged at £1775 (plus VAT) per factory.    For full membership, factories must have at least a BRCGS A Grade or above.  Alternatively, they must pass a British Sandwich Association audit.

Manufacturers unable to obtain full manufacturing members can join as Non-Accredited Members but cannot use the Association logo and are not recommended or endorsed by the Association.  They can, however, access the Association information and support services as well as technical advice to help them attain full membership.   Non-Accredited Membership costs £500 (plus VAT(.

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Why join - key benefits

Technical Support & Advice
Our specialist BSA Technical Advisor will help you ensure you meet the best standards. You'll also have access to the BSA Primary Authority support, which means that you can get authoritative advice on technical issues and, where this is provided as Assured Advice, it cannot easily be challenged by local authorities or enforcement agencies.

Endorsement and Certification within the industry 
You'll receive Certification as a Recommended BSA Sandwich Manufacturer as well as the the right to use and display the Association logo in your marketing and on packaging, which acts as a further endorsement for your business.

Keeping You Informed

As a Member you will receive regular ebulletins to keep you up-to-date with legislation and issues that could affect your business.   You will also have free access to advice and guidance from the Association.

Representing Your Interests

As the recognised trade body for the Sandwich and Food to Go industry, the Association is able to speak on behalf of the sector and industry.   It holds regular discussions with Parliamentarians and Ministers on issues that affect members and also provides a voice for the industry with the media.

Profile- how your business will feature on our websites

Members are able to outline their product focus, capabilities and specialisms in listings in our supplier directories across both  

Profile - how your business will feature in Sandwich & Food to go News  

As a member, you'll also get a listing in every edition of both Sandwich & Food to go News and Café Life Magazine. As a new member, there's also the chance to have a fuller profile feature in Sandwich & Food to go News when you join.

Industry Networking
Members can join BSA member meetings and events, both online and in person, which are designed to provide opportunities for networking and insights.  Members also receive substantial discounts for attending events, such as the British Sandwich Industry Awards dinner.

Technical Forum
The opportunity for your technologists to attend Technical Forum meetings where they will meet others from the industry as well as hear speakers on a variety of relevant issues. Speakers regularly attend from Government Departments.

Promoting Goodwill

As the voice of the industry, the Association helps to promote the industry with opinion formers and consumers.  It also annually organises British Sandwich Week to help support the sector and members in particular.

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Plus a range of benefits open to our full membership base:

Advice and Guidance
All members have free access to the BSA Helpline service and to the guidelines and advice, this includes technical and legal advice.

A voice with Government
As a Stakeholder recognised by Government, the Association provides a voice for members on issues affecting industry, such as labour shortages, packaging waste and obesity targets.  

Keeping up to Date
All members receive regular updates via ebulletins covering changes in legislation and other issues that could affect their businesses. 

Membership includes free subscriptions to be Sandwich & Food to Go News and Café Life magazines, each worth £55pa.

Market Reports
The Association organises webinars at which leading market research organisations brief members on the market.   These are free for members to attend.

These and other benefits are open to ALL our members.

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