Blairgowrie & Rattray Business Association

admin@barba.org.uk

BARBA - Membership Benefits

Why Join?

Becoming a member is quick and easy, join us online today by filling in this 2 minute form or contact admin@barba.org.uk

Join us to help persuade and influence.

Membership Options and Benefits

Bronze Membership per year - £50.00 (under 30 employees) or £100.00 (30 employees or more):

  • Raise the profile of your business
  • Invite to friendly, relaxed networking get togethers to meet other business owners (up to 1 per month)
  • Regular workshops covering various business areas *new for 2019
  • Business details added to Discover Blairgowrie (one page) in relevant category (we provide stats of how often your listing has been viewed)
  • Member offers between members *new for 2019

Silver Membership per year - £75.00 (under 30 employees) or £150.00 (30 employees or more):

  • as Bronze Membership above plus
  • Business details on Discover Blairgowrie - up to 5 pages *new for 2019
  • Add your events to the What's On calendar - this is printed in the local Hub Magazine and will get shared on the Discover Blairgowrie and BARBA Facebook pages
  • Inclusion in the What not to Miss section of Discover Blairgowrie if appropriate *new for 2019
  • Offers etc included in a business sector focused mailing list (eg Eat Local, Craft Local etc) *new for 2019

Gold Membership per year - £100.00 (under 30 employees) or £200.00 (30 employees or more):

  • as Silver Membership above plus
  • E-commerce - sell your products through the website (5% commission taken) *to be developed in early 2019
  • Add your products to a 'package' - for example 2 day bed and breakfast break, Dinner for 2 at different restaurants on each day, 1 hour massage and a voucher to spend in local shops (pick from a selection) *to be developed in early 2019

Affiliate Membership £50.00 per year:

Available for non Blairgowrie & Rattray based businesses.

  • Membership of the Association
  • Invite to friendly, relaxed networking get togethers to meet other business owners (up to 1 per month)
  • Regular workshops covering various business areas *new for 2019
  • Business details added to Discover Blairgowrie (one page) in relevant 'Further Afield' category (we provide stats of how often your listing has been viewed)
  • Business name and phone listing in local Hub Magazine - TBC
  • Member offers between members *new for 2019

We work hard for our members...

Our aim is to promote the success, wellbeing and prosperity of business in the town and to promote the town to locals and visitors alike. We do this by working with the Blairgowrie & Rattray Development Trust (BRDT) in the delivery of the Community Action Plan - this plan is derived from the desires and ideas from our local businesses and residents in conjunction with the local authority and surrounding communities.

The Discover Blairgowrie website is a key tool in helping us meet our aims.

By being a member of the local Business Association you will be directly supporting our aims by enabling us to:

  • Develop, update and maintain the Discover Blairgowrie website for the benefit of locals, businesses and visitors
  • Develop, update and maintain the promotion of the town via business listings and What Not to Miss
  • Proactively work with BRDT, PKC and other business organisations (eg Chamber of Commerce) in the area
  • Maintain regular workshops and networking meeting for businesses
  • Develop a Skills Academy with Blairgowrie High School
  • Support the local Community Hub Magazine (page of business listings - see image)
  • Enhance the feeling of community within the town