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As a vertically integrated organisation, FIS helps to brings together the fit out and finishes supply chain. As such, it provides the perfect platform for suppliers to interact with and support their customer base.

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

As well as providing a platform for suppliers to interact with and support their customers, FIS also provides a forum to enable manufacturers and distributors to exchange views and information in order to address issues specific to the interiors sector.

For example:

Specialist interest forums:  FIS has a number of forums, such as the partitioning, ceilings and drywall forums, which provide a focus for activity and discussion in specific industry sectors.

Technical standards:  Where there is a need FIS will either propose changes to British Standards (we currently chair two BS groups) or develop Best Practice Guides. FIS also sits on the Construction Products Association (CPA) technical committee where relevant issues are highlighted and passed back to members as well as British and European standards group relevant to our sector, ensuring your interests and views are represented as standards are developed.

BIM4FitOut:  This group has been instrumental in designing product data templates for manufacturers products in this sector, and is working across the digital sector to understand how manufactures data can be provided in the most efficient way and in the correct format.

Membership Criteria

FIS membership is not automatic and applicants are subject to strict vetting procedures.

The main criteria for supplier membership is that companies should:

  • Have an established track record in the interiors sector
  • Traded for at least two years
  • Be financially stable

(Should a company not meet the above criteria, they may be eligible to register for Associate Membership – KickStart)

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 Rates

under £10m turnover – £1905 + VAT = £2286

over £10m turnover – £2760 + VAT = £3312

 

What our members say...

‘Forza Doors is a manufacturing business supplying doors to the fit-out sector. We joined FIS as a KickStart member six years ago and now are a full member. The FIS team introduced us to the IMS scheme that they were developing for members and we have now gained full accreditation. We support FIS in their endeavours to develop the specialist interiors industry by being part of their specific working groups and sponsoring FIS events. We thoroughly recommend FIS membership to any manufacturer that is looking to take an active part in the interiors sector.’

Alan Brown, Forza Doors

‘We feel being part of the FIS gives us the back-up we need, and gives our clients the confidence in the products we offer.
Some contractors are keen to have their supply chain fully accredited to the FIS. This can only be a benefit to all.’

Tony Regan Building Additions

 

Apply online - Applicants must have an established track record in the interiors sector with at least two years accounts