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Your BSA Membership

If you want to grow your presence in the sandwich and broader food-to-go sector, you’re missing out if you’re not a member of the BSA.

Here are six key aspects through which our members benefit from our activities:

  • We help our members understand changes in legislation that will impact their businesses. Whether around allergens, salt and sugar, listeria or a variety of other issues, our online resource bank and regular updates ensure you stay abreast of the legislation that matters to our sector.
  • We fight your corner in Westminster. We don’t just report on legislation, we help shape it for your benefit. Your support is crucial in helping us work towards a better legislative environment for our industry.
  • We bring the industry together and make it stronger.  Perhaps best encapsulated by the Sammies, our annual awards dinner that brings the industry together to celebrate the best of the sandwich and food-to-go sector in the UK, but there are a range of sessions through the year that will help your business to better face challenges and take advantage of opportunities.
  • We act as your technical support team.   As a member you have access to a wealth of free technical support and advice, much of it Assured Advice which means it is difficult to EHO’s to challenge.   Our advice covers everything from employment law to food hygiene and labelling.
  • We help you learn, develop and grow your networks.  Our breakfast briefings take place regularly (quarterly) through the year. They give you the chance to network and hear from inspirational and insightful industry speakers. 
  • We’re a source of insight, expertise and inspiration for you to draw on. Members stay up to speed through subscriptions to leading industry publications Sandwich & Food-to-go News and Café Life (included with membership), as well as through our regular, insight-led updates to keep you abreast of what matters and help you understand the future direction of our market.

You can learn more about the benefits of membership for your business by downloading the presentations on this page or by clicking on one of these links:

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Exclusive Discount Fuel Cards

Refuelling benefits for members

Members can enjoy savings of up to 5p per litre on diesel & petrol, and up to 10p per litre at motorway pumps, with a free no-obligation fuel card from leading independent fuel card agent The Fuelcard People.

The Fuelcard People offer a range of cards which include commercial rate fuel cards valid at 7000+ pumps nationwide, including BP, Shell, Esso, Texaco, Tesco, Morrisons, The Co-operative, Gulf, Pace, Emo, Murco and Moto forecourts, as well as the Diesel Direct (Keyfuels) and UK Fuels networks.

Savings

With a fuel card from The Fuelcard People, you enjoy fixed weekly pricing, which can be up to 5p per litre less than pump prices, and up to 10p per litre savings at motorway pumps. The gap between refuelling and direct debit payment means up to a fortnight’s interest-free credit, and your fuel purchase paperwork is replaced by a single weekly invoice, saving administration time.

Service

The Fuelcard People will help you to choose the best fuel card for your particular needs, from the UK’s widest range, rather than pushing you towards a pre-decided product. Then, if you ever need to talk to them, you can call your dedicated account manager directly, rather than an anonymous call centre operator. Outside office hours, you can access your account details online 24/7.

Security

All fuel cards provided by The Fuelcard People are protected by PIN security. If a card is lost or stolen, it is completely useless to anyone else, as it is tied to a specific driver or vehicle. It can only be used for refuelling, removing the possibility of unauthorised purchases, which can happen with credit cards.

Additional Services

Alongside the savings, service and security a fuel card can bring, The Fuelcard People offer a range of additional services to enhance your fleet management, including eServices, MileageCount and CO2Count.

Online account management system, eServices, allows you to take control of your account 24/7. Here, you can view detailed transaction information, order and cancel cards and view your card details.

For those wanting to monitor mileage, MileageCount calculates accurate, HMRC-compliant MPG reports for your fleet, including the split between business and private mileage costs, and also helps you meet your Duty of Care obligations.

Members can also benefit from CO2Count, which allows you to monitor and reduce your fleet's CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions whilst supporting CO2Count’s environmental partner, Cool Earth.

Find out more about the range of benefits available:

  • Reduced card charges for all members
  • No advance payments, non-usage fees, contracts or obligations – only pay for the fuel you use.
  • Fixed weekly prices, meaning savings of up to 5p per litre off the national average pump price and up to 10p per litre at motorway pumps.
  • Over 7000 refuelling locations nationwide.
  • Motorway and supermarket refuelling available
  • Additional fleet services products available, including free online account management, mileage capture and emissions monitoring services.

For more information, visit our fuel card comparison site or call 0844 808 2102.