Membership with BSDA
BSDA has three main categories of membership: Ordinary, Factor
and Associate membership. Ordinary membership has two
sub-categories: Manufacturer and Franchisor membership. These are
explained fully below. Membership runs from 1 January to 31
December each year.
Ordinary - Manufacturer
Applies to manufacturers of branded or own-label soft drinks.
Annual subscription fees are based on turnover of the preceding
year. A reduction is applied for companies joining mid-year.
Ordinary - Franchisor
Applies to companies whose products are bottled under licence in
the UK. Subscription rates for this class of membership are
available on request. Special rates for small franchisors are also
Applies to companies who produce goods abroad, for example,
natural mineral water companies importing their products for sale
into the UK. Factor companies must have a UK office to qualify for
this category of membership.
Applies to suppliers to the soft drinks industry, for example,
packaging, ingredients, machinery and services, for example, water
treatment, engineering, business planning, as well as retailers and
wholesalers selling soft drinks.