Beverage Standards Association Details
Find out about the BSA, objectives, code of ethics and membership options.
The Benefits of Beverage Standards Association Membership
This partnership launched in January 2021 will enable BSA members and associates to have access to pricing and offers that would normally only be available to larger organisations. The best part is it won’t cost you a penny. Zero in fact!
New dedicated trade news magazine compiled and edited by Amy Cutter with access for members stories and articles Ther is low-cost advertising and advertorial opportunities for members at rates greatly reduced when compared with non-members. The May to September 2021 Features list is here.
The beverage industry is a network of people, each with a specialist knowledge and expertise, often built up over decades of experience. Through events such as conferences, regional meetings, and training courses, the BSA will facilitate access to that expertise and experience. During the Covid 19 lockdown and beyond we have managed to put out much technical and networking information and have grown the membership by a substantial amount in this time.
Depending on your type of business, this could either be directly or indirectly. It could be about finding a new supplier or the opportunity to form strategic alliances that add value to your business. It could simply be about raising your profile as you embark on a career in the beverage industry.
The development of this outstanding training innovation was led by the BSA. This internationally recognised qualification is a must for anyone serious about working in, or selling to, the beverage industry. Fifeteen of the BSA members are ‘Approved’ as City & Guilds Centres and can facilitate this training for you. Apart from the UK we now have centres in Ireland, Greece, Cyprus and Nepal. Find your nearest Centre at https://www.beveragestandardsassociation.co.uk/training/all-courses/
The BSA regional meetings are about recognising the challenges and opportunities that are closer to home for its members. For example, the challenges faced in London are different to the ones faced by members in York. The regional meetings create local networking opportunities and allow local committees to form to tackle local challenges.
The range of training and skills courses available through the BSA and its members is staggering. From cupping and barista skills, to customer service and new business appointment generation. BSA members enjoy priveleged rates and first refusal when training places are limited.
The BSA logo to reflects the organisation’s aim in Raising Beverage Standards, bringing it in line with what its members see as its core strengths and values. In becoming a member you are also indicating that you too are passionate about quality and uncompromising when it comes to customer service. The BSA logo is a public way of sending this message.
The BSA also offers you and your customers a full accreditation service so that any outlet can be assessed and rated to the BSA standard where you can proudly display your certificate to the public.
We aim to run our own and join with other trade associations to showcase our products and services at expositions around various locations. Being a BSA member will entitle you to preferential rates and first choice on stand location before being opened to the general trade.
The members’ area of the BSA web site provides access to a wealth of information that will help you in creating a successful business. As a member you will receive regular email updates on matters that can affect you and your business.
The BSA helpline points members in the right direction. No matter what the beverage, equipment, service, HR or health and safety question, the BSA will have a member that either knows the answer or knows a person that can help.