Details of Discounts and Member Events

Below is a brief overview of some of the benefits of BGIA membership. Click here to see the complete list of Member Benefits

Collective Representation & Lobbying

The BGIA represents its members as the unified voice of the industry on a variety of issues affecting member companies UK, EU and worldwide. Links With Governing Bodies The BGIA provides regular information on matters affecting the industry through its links with the R&A, PGA, PGAE, EGP, EG, EGIA, Sport England & CSPN.

Counterfeit Solicitors

The BGIA has secured the services of London Solicitors Edmonds Marshall McMahon to act as a private Counterfeit Prosecutor  for all its members FOC. The legal and investigative costs of counterfeit and fraud private prosecutions are recoverable from "central funds", which is a Government fund put in place to reimburse private prosecutors for the costs incurred in the proceedings.

Insolvency Practitioner

Steve Allinson is a Consultant Solicitor and Licensed Insolvency Practitioner at Shoosmiths LLP, he is offering his expertise in these areas on behalf of members  should they ever become involved as a creditor in an insolvency dispute and need proxy management on insolvency matters. Part 1 - A Free Insolvency Management Service and Part 2 - Transfer Up of an unsatisfied County Court Judgement to the High Court for enforcement. Both of these take the pressure off a company when they have difficulties with bad debts. They can move forward on more productive matters and leave the management of the case entirely in Steve's capable hands.

Promotion

All BGIA members can use the BGIA logo. BGIA membership signifies professional competence and performance, adding value and credibility to your business. Members also receive a monthly BGIA newsletter and enjoy promotion through the BGIA website.

Research Provision

BGIA Dashboard Document The BGIA provides regular statistical information to all full members which is worth approximately £5,000. This dashboard research contains a market audit overview and rounds played (quarterly), golf player and product atitude and usage (annual) and club membership update (bi-annual) in order to assist in analysing market trends.

Export Opportunities

BGIA members have access export grants of up to £2500 through UKTI. Grants are available to eligible member companies who wish to exhibit at overseas events. Use of a UK Exhibitor Pavilion at Trade Shows BGIA members are invited to exhibit in a prominent UK Exhibitor Pavilion at overseas shows where the BGIA is in attendance. Members Only Business Lounge at Trade Shows BGIA members are entitled to free use of a members only business lounge to utilise for client/colleague meetings.

Networking Events

BGIA members are invited to attend various BGIA events throughout the year including the AGM (Free), The Annual Dinner (Free for 1x person at each member company), the BGIA Charity Golf Day at Woburn, The Open Championship Lunch (Free for 1x person at each member company) and various Free FSPA Sports Industry Think Tank Dinners for member CEO’s/MD’s.

Seminars

The BGIA provides members with a range of useful and informative free seminars throughout the year.

Access to BGIA Grow Golf Partnership

The Grow Golf Fund is a BGIA member only initiative to stimulate golf participation across all age groups, geographical regions and social backgrounds in the UK. Partners (those that contribute to the fund) are granted the use of the ‘Grow Golf’ logo indicating their commitment to giving back to the game.

 

Apart from all the individual benefits BGIA membership gives you, it's also nice to know that there is help and support available when you need it. It’s great to be part of an association that are as passionate and pro-active about golf as we are. - Nigel Freemantle, Managing Director – Brand Fusion