10 Good reasons to join the Surface Engineering Association

1. Make your voice heard
The SEA your trade association for the advancement of the surface engineering industry. Membership represents all sectors of industry from suppliers through to coating applicators and heat treaters.

2. Meet people in your industry
Despite the rise in the use of e-mail and web technologies, face-to-face interaction is not yet extinct. While we are strong advocates of technological advancement, SEA Meetings, Conferences and Seminars give you a chance to meet your fellow finishers, chemical suppliers and plant & equipment companies to discuss points of mutual interest and contention.

3. Tangible Benefits

  • Free technical and commercial advice – even if we can’t help directly, we will point you in the right direction.
  • Free Business Support Helpline – free telephone advice on Tax, VAT, PAYE and employment issues.
  • SEA Insurance Services – Exclusive insurance and risk management products for our members.
  • Free Standard Terms & Conditions – industry sector recognised standard terms and conditions will help to protect your business.
  • Free to all members.
  • Attractive Discounts – these are available on a variety of services including Car Hire, Hotels and Private Healthcare.
  • Free Surface Matters – a quarterly publication packed with useful information specifically for our industry.

4. Stay well informed
The SEA has representation on many UK and EU committees where legislation / standards and codes of practice are developed. We can advise you of the latest and forthcoming legislation / regulations that may impact on your business.

5. Certification & Standards
With constant changes occurring in the workplace, standards will continually need updating and you’ll need to know your organisation is in sound standing. The SEA will help keep you informed and assist you in meeting those requirements.

6. Business Bulletins
The SEA publishes regular Business Bulletins concerning the industry sector to which all members are invited to contribute. This service is not available to non-members. The SEA also assists in the production of industry wide statistical information for various Government departments.

7. Buyers’ Guide & Website
All members receive free entry into the SEA Buyers’ Guide App, which is promoted throughout the Engineering Industry. The Buyers Guide App provides the only clear route to buyers, designers and specifiers to industry specialists who can satisfy their surface engineering needs. All members also receive a free listing on the SEA website with links to their own web-site where applicable.

8. Sector Climate Change Agreement Scheme
The SEA is able to negotiate on behalf of members and non-members with UK Government for entry into a climate change agreement. Participating companies can claim a reduction of up to 80% of the tax levy they pay on energy use. To be eligible, companies must commit to meeting energy saving targets over the coming years. SEA rates of subscription to this scheme are highly competitive and savings usually exceed the cost of membership.

9. Customer Confidence
Membership of the SEA gives end user customers confidence in dealing with a company that is prepared to abide by a code of conduct. The SEA, in consultation with the Environment Agency and Health & Safety Executive, published the Code of Best Practice for the Surface Finishing Industry 2001.

10. Belong to the Club
Even in these difficult times when the main objective is to devote every second of your time to developing your business, you have the peace of mind that the SEA is working for you and the advancement of the surface engineering industry. You belong to the club and we look after our members’ interests.

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