Membership

BSDA provides a wide range of services to its members. Key membership benefits include:

  • Advice on all aspects of the industry, including technical standards, best practice and legislation.
  • Assistance and advice on incident management.
  • Inclusion on BSDA's website directory of member manufacturers and suppliers in the soft drinks industry, which links to your own web page to advertise your own services and brands.
  • Events - opportunity to attend BSDA's Industry Lunch and other relevant events to network with members of the industry, government officials and industry related organisations.
  • Publications, free or discounted,  including our member-only newsletter 'Drinks Focus'.
  • Training courses - substantial discounts on BSDA sector-specific training courses.  Provision of solutions to members' training requirements.
  • Participation in relevant BSDA committees and groups - an opportunity for relevant members of your organisation to join our committee groups and, therefore, assisting in the drafting of codes of practice, guidance etc.
  • Free access to ‘assured’ advice through the BSDA’s coordinated Primary Authority partnership scheme with Buckinghamshire & Surrey Trading Standards, covering the following regulatory categories: food safety, food labelling & composition, fair trade and metrology

However, to receive the full benefits of membership, we encourage companies to participate actively, to influence the direction and policy of BSDA and to stamp your mark on legislation governing the future of your business.

BSDA relies on the input of its members, small, medium and large therefore your views and concerns are the driving force behind the work we do. 

In addition, we are pleased to offer:

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Job Board

Members can spend money on recruitment agencies and a myriad of other job boards in order to source talent. BSDA has a dedicated job board where employers from the soft drinks industry, those industries that supply to the soft drinks sector and individual job seekers can find each other.

Benefits to members:

  • A low cost recruitment tool specifically for your industry
  • Discounted prices when members advertise jobs
  • A CV database for candidates already in the industry

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Corporate Social Media Monitoring

Social360 is a premium corporate social media monitoring service, combining unique search technology with experienced analysts in order to make sense of what is important on the social web.

Each month BSDA members receive a top-level soft drinks sector report, giving an insight into the key themes discussed on social media The output is a simple, jargon free and relevant daily report in your inbox with complete understanding of what is happening within your world.

Tracking what’s being said by key influencers about members' particular brands and key issues, it will ensure members don’t miss a beat, across all social platforms in any language.

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Legal support services

Preferential fee arrangements for legal advice, provided by Walker Morris LLP.

A leading full service commercial law firm, with specialist expertise in acting for companies across the soft drinks sector clients, both nationally and internationally, Walker Morris LLP is ranked by independent assessors among the top UK law firms for the number of recognised legal specialists in its teams.

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Insurance services

Plester Group provides insurance and risk management services to BSDA members. Established for over 50 years, it offers bespoke insurance programmes tailored for the individual member's needs.

Plester Group is a member of the British Insurance Brokers Association (BIBA) and Willis Commercial Network (WCN).