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Membership

Who are the members?

Membership is corporate and CBA welcome companies regardless of size. Our membership mirrors the industry’s structure and includes major companies, UK subsidiaries with foreign parents, and many micro, small and medium sized businesses, covering manufacturers, formulators, distributors, hauliers, packagers, warehouses and service suppliers to the industry.

In 2017 CBA member companies distributed nearly 4 million tonnes of chemicals with a market value of more than £2.3 billion and our Logistics services members handled in excess of 4.5 million tonnes.

What does CBA offer?

CBA aims to deliver for your business just as you aim to deliver for your customers. We work to deliver the right services in the appropriate timescales to you and through working closely together, to anticipate and help plan for your future needs.
The chemical industry as a whole must deliver within an increasingly strict regulatory framework. Recognising the importance of ensuring safe working practices and preserving our environment, the CBA engages with member companies, governments and organisations to achieve realistic guidance and monitoring of the UK’s indispensable chemical supply industry. Together we explore the issues and formulate our plans through CBA’s technical committees, composed of industry experts and representative of our membership.

Benefits of Membership

Compliance Information & Services

  • Unrivalled technical and legislative support – your own consultants on hand when advice is needed.
  • Up to date information on relevant changes in and application of legislation.
  • Access to an effective 24hr off site emergency response scheme, giving cost effective peace of mind by guaranteeing 24-hour access to information and specialist advice in the event of chemical off site incidents on public roads in the UK, Ireland and beyond.
  • Practical compliance training for industry.

Advocacy

  • Acting alone, individuals cannot hope to influence public and industrial policies. Acting together, through CBA as the industry-wide advocate, is the best way to ensure that your individual business interests are effectively represented.

Supply Chain Collaboration & Profile Raising

  • Business development opportunities through CBA events and publication.

Responsible Care Programme

  • Practical guidance throughout the industry-wide Responsible Care program.

Hear what our members have to say…

In 2017 CBA conducted a membership survey to gain members’ opinion on CBA’s services & its performance. CBA received a massive vote of confidence with its services, such as Technical Support, Seminars & Workshops, Consultancy, & its Advocacy on behalf of the industry, with all received approval ratings of over 90%.
This survey, in the same vein as its predecessors, confirms that CBA continues to meet its member’s needs.

If you need any further information or for an informal discussion, please contact CBA’s Membership Manager, Karen Harvey, on 01270 258200 or email karen.harvey@chemical.org.uk.

 

Membership of CBA is corporate. Private individuals are not able to join. Applications for membership have to be proposed and seconded by current full members of CBA and have to be approval by CBA Council.
Your CBA subscription will be one of the best investment decisions you make. CBA subscriptions are allowable against tax. They are based on a sliding scale depending on the size of your company.

Distributors

Distributor membership is open to companies who manufacture, distribute or trade in chemicals and allied products – provided they have a registered office in the United Kingdom.

Logistics Services

Logistics Services members are companies providing transport, warehousing, storage or related services to the chemical industry, or businesses for which chemicals are a subsidiary activity but they nevertheless closely identify with CBA’s aims and objectives.

Affiliate Membership

Affiliate members provide support services, such as insurance, legal services, packaging, but do not buy, sell, store, transport or handle chemicals.

OUTLOOK – CBA’s Member Magazine + On-Line Management Briefing

Outlook Magazine and On-Line Outlook Management Briefing are part of CBA’s member communications programme. Both are distributed free on demand. Outlook Magazine is published in hard copy three times each year – in spring, summer and winter editions – and provides a range of industry features and the latest news. Outlook On-Line, published in seven monthly issues, offers regular management briefings on key industry issues and commercial opportunities.

UPDATE – On-Line Technical Newsletter

CBA’s On-Line Update Newsletter is a quick and user-friendly way of keeping up-to-date on a wide range of technical issues – from regulatory changes and consultations to events, meetings and conferences.

Chemical Services Directory

Designed for companies providing services to the chemical sector, CBA’s free Chemical Services Directory offers a fully searchable, on-line directory promoting services offered by member companies.  Click here  to go to the website page

CBA Meeting Room Hire

Click here for details on how book CBA’s meeting room at its Crewe office.

Advertising and sponsorship

CBA offers a number of sponsorship opportunities, notably in relation to its Annual Lunch – the largest chemical industry event in the UK – and also in relation to seminars and workshops. Advertising opportunities are also available through Outlook Magazine.

Jobs

Member companies can advertise job opportunities through CBA’s website. Click here for further details.

These services can be accessed from the Home Page or by calling CBA on 01270 258200 or by e-mail at cba@chemical.org.uk

On-site consultancy

CBA provides a range of on-site consultancy services. Recent assignments have covered:

  • DGSA Training
  • Regulatory Compliance Audits
  • REACH Audits
  • Health & Safety Audits
  • Environmental Audits
  • Security Audits

CBA is also able to devise bespoke consultancy and training to suit the individual needs of member companies. For an informal discussion to develop a consultancy package dedicated to your company, contact Peter Newport or Douglas Leech on 01270 258200.

SDS Checking Service

CBA’s Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Checking Service ensures member companies are in full compliance with the recent extensive changes to the SDS. CBA checks, authorises, and verifies SDS against REACH and CLP criteria to help ensure compliance with the new requirements. Contact CBA for the costs of this service – discounts are available to volume customers.

Packaging Waste Consultancy

CBA’s on-site consultancy helps members assess their liabilities and discharge their obligations under the packaging waste regulations. CBA’s confidential consultancy provides an on-site one-day appraisal and report by a CBA specialist assessing your company’s liability and how it can be most cost-effectively discharged. Contact CBA for the costs of this service.

Regulatory and Legislative Advice

CBA have proved to be an excellent and responsive contact point for advice , especially with regard to detailed regulatory and legislative matters. The advice received has been extremely valuable and has directly assisted us in our operational and commercial decision-making in several instances in relation to dangerous goods handling and storage