Associate Membership – Service Provider

Associate members are an important part of the FIS community. They provide the services that accredited members need to ensure their businesses achieve optimum performance.

Benefits

FIS provides a wide range of benefits to all its members including:

  • Representation
  • Promotion and publicity
  • Provisions of information and advice
  • Training
  • Networking

Key benefits

Our Service Providers most value the ability to expand and interact with their customer base.  FIS membership provides this opportunity on a number of levels including:

Membership directory:  All Service Providers are listed in the FIS online membership directory.

Advertising / Editorial:  Our Service Providers can provide editorial and articles for FIS publications centred around their area of expertise. They also receive substantial advertising discounts in SpecFinish.

Events: Attendance at FIS events, whilst chargable, provides the opportunity to network with potential and current customers.  On ocassions Service Providers can present at members’ meetings if the subject matter is of particular relevance.

Code of Conduct

On being accepted into the Association, all members agree to subscribe to and abide by the terms of the FIS Code of Conduct (where applicable to your company), which establishes a minimum standard of conduct for members in order to raise and maintain industry standards.

The FIS code of conduct requires members:

  • To conduct business in a manner that will reflect credit on the Association, the industry and themselves.
  • To adopt and commit to the principles and practices laid down by FIS.
  • To act with integrity towards others and exercise high standards of business practice and workmanship.
  • To be committed to training its workforce.
  • To ensure that they are conversant with and adhere to the relevant current British, European and International Standards and other relevant technical standards, regulations and practices.
  • In so far as they are able, to ensure that their products or systems are tested and/or comply with the recognised standards specified by the client or statutory authorities.
  • Not knowingly mislead others by fact or implication as to the performance of their products or systems.
  • To hold required levels of statutory or appropriate insurance.
  • To operate an effective health and safety policy and have a current health and safety policy statement.
  • To keep records of all RIDDOR reportable accidents and provide annual accident statistics to FIS.
  • To have and implement an appropriate environmental policy statement.
  • To display wherever practical the FIS Accredited Member Logo or FIS Associate Member Logo  (as applicable) on its premises, website, business stationery and brochures and make this Code of Practice available for inspection.
Subscription rate

£53 per month

Subscriptions are annual (1 January to 31 December) and plus VAT.  They can be paid by monthly or quarterly direct debit.

What our members say

‘Having been a contractor member of both AIS and FPDC for many years I was delighted to become an Associate of both associations and then FIS when I started my fast-track ISO consultancy business for specialist contractors. This has allowed me to stay in touch with developments in the industry of relevance to the sector and also to contribute to and take part in FIS initiatives where appropriate. Given FIS’s increasing prominence this has proved invaluable.’

Andrew Foy, Foy Certification Ltd

‘Trident Insurance Brokers is pleased to have been an Associate Member of FIS for many years. During this time we have been contacted by members who have found our details though the FIS website and who have entrusted us to advise on and arrange their insurances.’

Paul Copas, Trident Insurance Brokers Ltd

‘We joined FIS to work in collaboration– to better understand the needs of the FIS market so that we can continue to develop market leading software that meets market demand. Shared values regarding improving the industry. To expand our profile within the FIS market, through the media opportunities offered by the FIS.’

Sarah Crawford, Chalkstring