Associate membership is open to select suppliers who can support our membership base by the products/services they provide.
Associate members engage directly with our members, allowing them to keep abreast of issues affecting business. They will also be invited to attend a series of member days (two a year) where they can hear about the latest trends and challenges facing our members and promote their solutions based on our member needs.
Associate Member benefits
- Your logo and hyperlink on the NBCS website in a prominent position detailing your accreditations.
- Your logo added to NBCS weekly, monthly and quarterly reports, reaching potentially hundreds of senior business leads.
- Access to two NBCS member days per year as a delegate, with a 3×3 market stall to showcase your products to member businesses
- Invite to take part in NBCS monthly trend calls and speak directly with our member decision makers around risks that your products could help to solve.
Still not convinced? Here’s what a couple of our existing Associate Members have to say;
Bill Collinge, SWL Security Services
“SWL are a smaller, more specialised security services provider, working in the community to reduce the threat of crime. Our innovative service extends to supporting high street retailers, through a range of on-location monitored CCTV systems. Having taken part in a recent monthly trend call we have been able to quickly showcase one of the new products we have recently brought to market. Since then, we’ve had several follow-up conversations with key businesses on the call. We are pleased the investment as an NBCS member is starting to provide opportunities that would not otherwise have found so easy to obtain. Other NBCS member businesses are also looking at SWL more positively; our involvement in the associate member scheme has demonstrated how our values are very much aligned with those of the NBCS and the member businesses that they serve.”
Phil Willsmer, Hikvision
“Hikvision is the world’s leading provider of innovative security products and solutions. Joining the NBCS associate membership was a no brainer for us as we are already well-established in the marketplace, in particular across the retail sector. Membership offered us the opportunity for better engagement with existing customers and the opportunity to leverage existing relationships with other members and stakeholders, as well as the opportunity to support the NBCS with their own growth for the benefit of all. We attended all of the NBCS member days in 2018 and found them informative and a good blend of thought leadership and networking opportunities. We’ve been able to build new relationships in the retail marketplace and have seen benefits in networking with other associate members. We have just renewed our membership for the second year and are looking forward to working with the NBCS long into the future. Highly recommended.”