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BAPC member benefits

Our range of benefits is a comprehensive mix provided by both the BAPC and highly professional third party businesses, designed to support members with promotional activity and help reduce business costs.

Critically, the goal for us with each member is also to provide you with a new pipeline of interest in your products and services. This is both from within the membership, but more importantly from outside the membership that are relevant to engaging with your value proposition. You might like to know the paper stock for our Member Benefits Brochure is kindly supplied by Antalis, it is designed by PMG, printed by Where the Trade Buys and Portland Media produce its digital version.

Benefits provided by the BAPC

The Sourcing Bridge

As the Covid-19 crisis ramped up the BAPC was approached by a large number of its members who were looking at sourcing trade supply partners to help them through. As a result of the increasing demand we decided to expand, formalise and develop our
existing inter-member trade sourcing service and promote it to the whole industry.

BAPC Members have direct access to The Sourcing Bridge through the highly-secure Guild app. While non-members email our Sourcing Bridge team with requests for everything from live jobs to business partnership proposals. The team validate their inquiries before posting them on The Sourcing Bridge for Members to engage with.

Subsidised Presence at Trade Exhibitions and Industry Events

The BAPC purchase space at trade exhibitions, print industry and marketing industry events to promote the membership and/or offer members the opportunity to purchase a small area on the stand at a subsidised rate (depending on the size of the stand and the show).

Having multiple members exhibit under the BAPC banner gives the stand more impact and it is also superb for networking.

Member Rates for Training and Events

Members benefit from discounted rates for our Training, Conferences, Networking Lunches, Seminars and of course, our Recognising Excellence Gala Award Ceremony. We also partner with other training providers and event organisers who offer our members discounts.

Member Benefits provided by our certified partners

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ICSM Credit facilities and benefitKnowledge is power

9 Highly professional services at your disposal In order to access ICSM Credit facilities and benefit from your free access to its services:
Avoid defaulting creditors, bad debts and make the most of your ICSM Credit Membership. IPIA Members are automatically members of the ICSM Credit intelligence network helping to prevent bad debts and highlight companies that pay late or default on invoices. Founded in 1991 for the printing industry by Ian Carrotte ICSM Credit has played a major role in preventing bad debts to its members in the print allied trades. Our members have customers in every industry sector giving a unique a view of British businesses and who to do business with and who to avoid. As an ICSM member, you have access to an unparalleled source of financial data plus real-time information from other ICSM members. ICSM services include:
  1. Full Company Status Reports for Limited Companies Search and monitor a company’s date of incorporation, date latest accounts filed, changes in directors or memorandum, directors personal details, mortgages and debentures, County Court Judgements, winding up petitions, legal notices and voluntary arrangements emailed directly to you as they occur. In addition, you can see the last five years’ accounts details including, number of employees, any parent and subsidiary companies, ratios and gearing, credit opinions and financial summaries etc.
  2. Directors / Previous Directorships Search This facility checks an individual for any current or previous directorships, including those in failed companies.
  3. Small Business Searches Credit information about Non-limited Companies, Partnerships and Sole Traders. The ICSM database searches and monitors details of County Court Judgements, voluntary arrangements, electoral register search as well as giving confirmation of the proprietors’ home address and other details including individual bankruptcy.
  4. Advice Lines ICSM members have a direct link to our qualified and experienced staff, who give help and advice on financial and legal issues. From basic sales ledger set-up and management to in-depth analysis of company balance sheets and payment performance; how to read a company financial report and what to look for, and where; plus debt recovery legal procedures; the do’s and don’ts of debt recovery and how best to pursue a debt through the legal system.
  5. International Company Reports ICSM provides a complete online and offline international Company report service, covering more than 130 countries worldwide. Please note that filing requirements vary from country to country, we will advise you when ordering a offline report of the levels of information you can expect to receive. Online ‘live’ International Reports are available for most European countries as well as many non European countries and are charged at a fixed rate, discounted for IPIA and PAPC members. Call 01454 322234 for details. Prices for more ‘exotic’ offline International Reports vary, depending on the country and on the speed of service required.
  6. Debtor Tracing and Debt Recovery ICSM provides subscribers a unique way to make informed credit decisions through the sharing of credit information, national and international credit reports as well as access to legal advice and debt recovery services.
  7. Being a subscriber also gives you exclusive access to:
    • Local and national specialist trade sector credit community information.
    • Automatic monitoring of your customers’ performance with real time emailed updates.
    • Free detailed credit reports.
    • Access to online and offline foreign credit reports from over 150 countries.
    • Free on-line debt legal letters.
  8. Micro debt recovery service. This is an online service for those that require the recovery of a multitude of small debts, as of course these can amount to big sums. We have an 80% recovery record for those written off small debts.
  9. Monthly newsletter Our free monthly newsletter provides reports on firms in trouble, who to avoid and details of recent liquidations, administrations and company collapses by sector. Plus business news about the industry, administrations and much more every week on our website.

Digital Marketing ServicesDigital Marketing Services

10% Discount on Bizmedo services for IPIA Members To access this benefit:
  • Please send an email to to set up a consultation, using the reference: IPIA Member Benefit in the subject line to access your 10% discount.

A key challenge facing businesses today is how to market themselves online and convert what can often be a very attractive online presence into sales of their products and services. Bizmedo offers a transparent, honest and trusted route to achieving success. It offers business support and growth solutions for everything digital marketing and advertising related.  From social media management, to paid advertising and search engine optimisation, we can build and implement a strategy that works for your business, working either as an extension of your existing marketing team, or as a fully outsourced resource. A proper understanding of PPC (Pay Per Click) and SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) can also be of great strategic benefit for organisations trying to convert their online offering into real-world sales. Over the years dealing with a wide variety of companies, we have found that most understand they need to increase the effectiveness of their online presence, but are totally confused as to what they actually are, how they work and how they will impact their business in the short and long term. Working with Bizmedo, you will always be given an honest opinion of what will work for your business and any work carried out will always be done with return on investment in mind, based on facts and highly researched data. IPIA Members will benefit from 10% off usual pricing for all services.

Website Design, Consultancy and IntegrationGet your online shopfront gleaming!

10% discount on website builds To access this benefit:
We are excited to offer a wide range of benefits to IPIA members. We all know how important technology is within our industry and that it’s key to assisting expansion of any business, especially those involved and connected within the scope of the IPIA. We offer a high level of IT know-how alongside many years of print industry experience to implement projects successfully. The business founder started back in 1993 within the pre-press and then print sectors moving into IT infrastructure and then onwards to delivering entire company services, email, website, CRM systems and much more. Scope of the offers: As printers and print manager’s, new businesses come’s to your door for marketing material from both individuals who are building side hustles, to new or expanding companies. We want to help you to help them too. As well as assisting IPIA members directly we are extending our offers to include introductions made through your company that include opportunities sourced either internally or externally to your business. Offers: Having been providing website build and hosting services for over 10 years we partner with a number of different hosting providers and are pleased to extend those services to IPIA members with the following benefits:
  • 10% discount on website builds
  • 10% discount on website integrations
  • 10% discount on hosting (shared, VPS, and dedicated)
  • 10% discount on domain names
  • 5% introducer for internal/external business generated from the IPIA Member
  • FREE CRM with unlimited users when you take a VPS package
  • FREE Wildcard secure certificates
  • FREE Website audit
  • Free 14 day trial chat function website (live-chat or programmable chatbot)

HR ~ Legal ~ Health and Safety ~ Tax/VATThe right advice to support your business

4 essential services to protect your organisation To access this benefit:
  • You can ring 0116 243 7855 quoting that you’re an IPIA Member to receive free advice and consultancy
  • Go to to access your document libraries
  • Email for your login if you have misplaced it
  • Download the IPIA Quest Members Handbook, where you can view the full suite of services available as part of your IPIA Membership

We have an ongoing commitment to provide members with a range of benefits that offer real value to their business. Without doubt services that help protect members are very important and so we have invested in key services that are approved and recommended by key strategic national organisations such as the Trade Association Forum and the British Chambers of Commerce. Members will now have access to four key services, The HR Service , the Legal Service, the H&S Service andt Tax service, which provide the following support;
  • Advice Lines – unlimited access to 5 advice lines – HR, Legal, Health & Safety, Tax and VAT. The HR and legal lines are available 365 days a year
  • Website – unlimited access to a document library with almost 800 free downloadable template documents plus news articles and general information
All these services are integrated and delivered directly by Quest and the companies in our Group. From a member perspective access couldn’t be easier;
  • One phone number – 0116 243 7855 for unlimited access to all advice line services. The HR and legal lines are available 365 days a year.
  • One website – The website features a document library with over 750 free downloadable template documents covering employment, health & safety and legal matters. See the information on this page for how to login.
Steve Charles, Head of Business Partnerships at Quest said; “We were delighted to provide these services to members of the IPIA. Our services cover a wide range of support so no matter what size of business you are we can support you. This is indeed a service for ALL members.”

Energy ~ Telecoms ~ Specialist Insurance ~ Business SuppliesBring down your overheads – earn more from your hard work

£0.00 of additional cost to utilise BCR Associates Services To access this benefit: Please use the contact details below to utilise your benefits and please quote IPIA in the subject line or when calling. For more information:
BCR Associates is a ISO certified, multi-award winning procurement consultancy working with companies across all industry sectors helping businesses to increase efficiency, manage costs, meet compliance requirements and make the move towards a carbon-neutral future. Our services are delivered at NO COST* to the client and we generate revenue through our supply chain commission structure which is completely transparent. Clients have sight of exactly what we provide, how we are renumerated and the commission we receive. Client support We are committed to delivering excellent customer service as well as ensuring you receive the best possible offers. We assign a dedicated relationship management team to be your single point of contact and proactively manage your accounts, leaving you free to get on with your day-to-day business affairs. Our services Our specialist procurement consultancy covers energy, telecoms, insurance, business supplies and more:
  • Energy Procurement – mains grid electricity and gas, contract tendering and management, bill validation, regulation and compliance
  • Carbon Services – energy infrastructure, visibility of energy usage, data sensors and reporting, energy efficiency and renewables, solar, combined heat and power, lighting, electric vehicles and HVAC
  • Telecoms – lines and calls, mobiles, broadband connections, phone systems, data network, Internet of Things and disaster recovery planning
  • Insurance – general business protection, property, directors and employees, transport, private client, specialist, medical, life and credit
  • Business Supplies – workplace consumables, office supplies, workwear (including PPE), furniture and design and supplier rationalisation
  • Additional Services – vehicle leasing and finance, finance, HR and H&S and sourcing key supplies
*excl. carbon services where a consultation fee may apply As a newly appointed Member Benefit Provider, we are delighted to be working with IPIA and BAPC and are looking forward to interacting with members over the course of 2021. Benefit from a 20% Introducer Fee In the past 15+ years of trading, BCR Associates have built a reputation based on our commitment to ethical, responsible, and sustainable business. As members of IPIA, we would like to offer you the opportunity to become an introducer, providing your clients with direct access to cost and efficiency savings as well as delivering an added revenue stream to your business through a 20% introducer fee valid for the full length of the contract. How the cost review works
  1. You recommend your client directly to us. We will contact them directly, (with your approval) to gain an understanding of their business and establish areas to be reviewed.
  2. We tender the supplies, negotiate for the best and most suitable terms and present a report highlighting solutions identified. There is no obligation or cost to you and, if you or your client do not wish to proceed, we are always available for impartial advice.
  3. If your client wishes to proceed, we will implement our findings and take responsibility for any paperwork and supplier transfer work applicable.
  4. Going forward we will offer a fully managed service and administer renewals.
Opportunities within your customer base
  • Industry sectors such as Manufacturing, Education, Construction, Agriculture, Food and Beverage, Hospitality and Leisure
  • Complex multi-sites or large business portfolios with £800,000+ turnover
  • Organisations with staff size 10 or more
  • Businesses with a desire to improve sustainability credentials
  • Businesses experiencing infrastructure or procurement challenges
  • Businesses who do not have an appointed procurement manager or procurement team

Clear as Day Productions Video social media video video editing

A video is worth ten thousand words

10% discount for all IPIA Members on Clear as Day services To access this benefit: If you are interested in finding out more about Clear as Day Productions’ services, and to take advantage of your 10% Member discount, please call or email quoting your IPIA Membership status in the subject bar

Clear As Day Productions is a full service video production company offering everything from campaign strategy and concept development, through to production, delivery and campaign management. Our mission is simple; We create inspiring branded content and promotional videos that will reach and engage your target audience, giving you the maximum return on your investment. Unlike other production companies, we take the time to get to know your brand, the industry you work within and your target audience. This allows us to develop a concept and strategy that will drive sales and engagement, allowing you to reach your campaign goals. Your story deserves to be told right. We pride ourselves on our knowledge, expertise and creativity as film makers and we never promise what we can’t deliver. Video production is our passion and the results speak for themselves. For IPIA members only, we offer free consultation and initial strategy/concept pitching, as well as a 10% discount on any quote that we provide for further works. All you have to do it cite your member benefit code when you contact us. Furthermore, we can provide online resources and advice on how you can utilise video yourself to grow your online presence, without pushing ‘the hard sale.’ We’re a friendly bunch so feel free to pick up the phone any time for a chat we’ll be more than happy to help where we can.

VAT Advice and ConsultancyMaking sure you are only paying what is due

Free VAT Advice Service and Members Portal 25% discount on professional fees for assistance To access this benefit:
  • In addition to the free Vat advice service and Members portal, all members receive a 25% discount on professional fees for assistance on any complex matters or dealings with HMRC.
  • If you would like free VAT Advice, or a quote for solving more complex issues, please email quoting your IPIA Membership statues in the subject line.

How to access the free VAT Advice Portal:
  1. Go to
  2. Click on the “Member Login” button
  3. Register as a new user. You will require the following details: Username (of your own choice), First Name, Surname, Company, IPIA Membership No, Email address
  4. You will receive a confirmation email pending approval
  5. Upon approval, you will be emailed your login details
  6. Once logged in you can browse the content and submit VAT enquiries directly to Zero VAT LLP
Many consumers of print are unable to reclaim VAT. Banking, charities and insurance are just some of the sectors to whom VAT is a direct cost. Fortunately, with the correct knowledge, there are many opportunities to mitigate the costs of VAT on printed matter and associated services. As a supplier of these services it is in your interests to know when this applies.
Perhaps some of these scenarios are familiar and equally confusing?!
  • When is a leaflet not a leaflet?
  • Can we apply the “Package Test”?
  • What is charity relief?
  • What are the different rules for overseas supplies?
The IPIA VAT Advice Portal provides Members with direct access to the taxation professionals at Zero VAT LLP. Never again will you have to wade through pages of HMRC guidance trying to find answers. Our secure website with Member only access gives you access to a wealth of knowledge and experience covering all the main VAT topics affecting our industry, plus important guidance on best practice and avoiding common pitfalls. In addition, you can use the built-in contact form to submit an enquiry directly to Zero VAT LLP. Just look at the difference in response times:
  • Written enquiry submitted to HMRC – response time target 28 days (often longer)
  • Written enquiry submitted to Zero VAT – response time target 2 days (often same day!)
The benefits don’t stop there. Our newsletter updates provide you with timely notification and guidance on any changes in VAT legislation or other relevant matters. Zero VAT LLP are also available to provide preferential support to our Members for any situations that are outside the scope of the Advice portal.

Specialist Print Business InsuranceCover inspired by printers, for printers

10% discount on Print Cover + services for IPIA Members To access this benefit: To access you 10% discount on Print Cover + services and receive a quotation or discuss your needs please call or email quoting your IPIA Membership status in the subject line.
Print Cover + are a specialist insurance product designed specifically for the print industry with optional extensions if you install signage. So why Print Cover + and not a standard printers Insurance? Whilst traditionally the Liabilities needed for a Print Business tend to stop at the front door of the business premises, with the introduction of Signage to your portfolio means your liabilities need to extend further than this to cover the work you carry out away from your business premises too. Not only will a standard print policy not cover installation, there is also the matter of using heat guns away from the premises, height limitations and covering tools and plant away from the business premises too. Traditional Print policies also tend to be based on lower limits of indemnity such as £1,000,000 or £2,000,000 in respect of Public Liability Insurance as this has been sufficient for Printers however moving into Signage needs to see your Indemnity Limit raised to £5,000,000 as without this access may not be granted to install at certain business premises. A traditional print policy will not provide the right cover for signage installation work and a traditional signage policy may be missing some of the all-important print extensions so Print Cover + has been put together to give all of the cover under one policy. At Print Cover + we understand both the Print and Sign Industries and are fully aware of the additional covers required when those industries merge. As fellow members of the IPIA we understand the importance of fast and efficient service and the importance to provide cover specifically designed for your industry.

Parcels Fulfilment MailGet it there on time and on price

15 sites across the Whistl national network To access this benefit: IPIA Members have access to Whistl’s premier trade services offering, as well as the opportunity to build bespoke partnerships. If you would like to utilise this benefit please email and we will put you in touch with the Whistl team member relevant to your inquiry.
  • To find our more about Whistl services:, 01628 702 965

Whistl is the UK’s leading logistics specialist in e-fulfilment, contact centres, mail, and parcels. As market leaders in Downstream Access Mail (DSA) services, handling over 50% of bulk business mail in the UK, our range of business mail services, including data cleansing through Posthub (part of the Whistl Group) and our unique Doordrop Media portfolio across targeting, distribution and sampling services, allows us to offer a complete postal solution. Addressed Services – Whether you send transactional or advertising mail, here at Whistl we take away the hassle of sorting and sending mail items, saving you time and money whilst helping to improve your mailroom productivity. We offer a range of sorted, unsorted and hybrid mail services to suit your requirements helping you reach your customers in the right way at the right time. Alongside our mail services we also offer both practical and consultative data services to help your company get the most out of your marketing budget. Unaddressed Services – Reach consumers in their homes with highly targeted door to door leaflets, sampling, partially addressed (a full GDPR compliant advertising mail service) and direct mail campaigns to increase customer engagement, acquisition, retention and even lifetime value. Whether you are looking to increase online enquiries through a tangible campaign or trying to promote locally you can reach the right audience through the letterbox. Our team of experts help you throughout the process from customer insight, creation/print of artwork, campaign execution and also evaluation.