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Frequently Asked Questions


Why is membership generally restricted to "Business Owners" or Senior Management?

This is to protect the interests of our members. By taking the trouble to ensure that each applicant is a genuine business decision maker we ensure that the quality of contacts remains high. We are also able to weed out the less honourable contingent that exists in business. A minimal vetting procedure protects all concerned.

Why is membership of The Great British Business Alliance just £99 per year (plus VAT) when all the other organisations charge so much?

Our aim is to remain as cost effective as possible. Many organisations see such networking clubs as purely a money making venture for themselves. Whereas we exist to help businesses wherever we can and in turn we strive to keep our own operating costs to a minimum so we can remain competitive and affordable for all businesses.

Do I have to join a different club/chapter for each town/city that I operate in?

No. As a member of The Great British Business Alliance you are a member nationwide and are welcome to all events no matter where in the country you travel.

Many organisations operate a "One member per profession/trade policy" is this the same with The Alliance?

A definite no! We do not impose any restrictive practices at all. No one business can satisfy the needs of all customers. We promote and encourage healthy competition.

If I don't manage to get to all the BBA meetings or events will I be penalised?

No. We recognise that as a business owner your time is precious and the last thing we want to do is disrupt your working business pattern. Of course we would like to see you, but if you are too busy to attend we are happy for you.

Do I have to get up at the crack of dawn for business breakfasts every week?

No. As far as possible we like to organise events that are at the end of the normal business day. Mornings are the most productive time of day for most businesses and we would prefer that you enjoying that productivity at your place of business.

Who can join The Great British Business Alliance?

We invite and receive membership applications from business owners/decision makers from all trades and professions no matter what size their business.

Do I have to be British to join The Great British Business Alliance?

No....It is our intention to build a global network of entrepreneurs who seek to establish business partnerships with British Companies. We already have members from many countries.

Do I have to be based in the UK to be a member of The BBA?

No... we have members in many countries worldwide.

Will my contact details be sold to third parties?

No. Your details will only be shared with fellow members of the Great British Business Alliance. If a third party company seeks to make an offer to members we channel that offer directly via our Website, E-newsletter & Events. We do not pass your details on to third parties.