Industry trade associations play important roles in providing input to policy makers, giving a voice to the industry when it comes to new legislation, and providing relevant support, tools and best practices to the industry.
There are a vast range of benefits that come from joining a trade association like APHC, which we explore below in greater detail.
Build trust with potential customers to win more business
It can be tricky to give potential customers peace of mind that you’ll provide a quality service. Being a member of a reputable trade association provides exactly that.
When comparing tradespeople, customers tend to look for some form of confirmation that you’re reputable, being a member of a trade association can help evidence that you are part of a group of reliable, vetted and qualified professionals.
Our APHC logo can be used as a tool to help you to visually differentiate your company from your competitors. By using our logo to distinguish your company it can help to reassure customers that you’ll provide a quality service.
Stay in the loop
Rules, regulations and plumbing practices are forever changing and it’s important that businesses don’t fall behind.
Trade associations provide all the latest updates to their members. We send out a quarterly magazine, regular email newsletters and e-bulletins to ensure that members don’t miss out on important information.
We encourage our members to develop their knowledge through our training programme. Our training courses are discounted for APHC members which encourages investment in training which is vital for members to acquire new skills and develop existing ones, as well as keep up-to-date with new legislation and technologies.
Trade associations often provide free advice on legal, technical and financial matters which would cost a hefty sum elsewhere. We have free unlimited technical and legal advice lines to keep members protected and supported.
Members can also usually access special rates on other specialist services which can help cut back on expenditure. APHC has a range of exclusive discounts to save members money on breakdown cover, fuel, power tools, mobile phones, laptops, vehicle loans, tool insurance and more.
APHC also have hundreds of ready-made business documents that will help to provide an extra level of protection for you and your business and reinforce your professionalism.
Make a difference
By working with your industry association, you give it more influence and leverage. The association is only as strong as its members. With passionate, dedicated industry members, your association will thrive. By supporting your association, you give it the power to support you.
For more reasons on why you should consider joining a trade association like APHC, check out our membership benefits page or get in touch with the membership sales team on 0121 711 5030.