The BHA - 'On Your Team'
The BHA has launched their new campaign 'On Your Team' highlighting all the benefits available to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) when they join.
Our knowledge of the issues of paticular relevance or concern to independent hotels and restaurants means that we are well-placed to offer expert assistance. In particular, our 'back office' set of service offers particular practical help for SMEs.
Joining the BHA means exclusive access to the services which directly benefit SMEs. Toolkits, templates and members-only discounts to give members the best deals are just some of the ways in which we do this.
Expert advice and a host of trusted suppliers let members concentrate on with delivering great service. When you join the BHA, 'you join individually, but become part of a great team'.
Kicking off the campaign is the promotion of our free legal helpline. This gives members support with legal queries ranging from employment contract concerns to regulatory uncertainties. For example, it can help with queries around concerns in relation to the discrepancies in the draft rateable values released on 30 September in preparation for the 2017 business rates revaluation.
But it's not online advice and guidance that members have access to, they also benefit from BHA partner Law Express who save members time and money.
Ufi Ibrahim, CEO of the BHA says,
“Small and medium sized hotels and restaurants form a majority segment of the hospitality and tourism sector. As the leading trade organisation for the industry, it is our purpose to pursue the removal of critical barriers to growth for SMEs, and provide the tools and support for SMEs to implement regulations and make their businesses cost efficient.
“As an industry we face a myriad of challenges. Following the recent revaluation, businesses are subject to the biggest business rates change for years, and some hotel and restaurant owners will see large increases. Not only do we work to make sure our SME members’ issues are firmly on the government’s agenda, we also provide support to our members via our legal helpline.
“Hotel and restaurant business owners juggle a large load. Our suite of benefits, that includes helplines, discounts, toolkits, templates and updates, has been designed to make sure that compliance and cost control don’t fall to the bottom of the priority list, keeping their businesses and customers safer. That’s why we’re launching the ‘On Your Team’ campaign, to show SMEs how much they stand to gain from BHA membership.”
SMEs can find out more about the benefits of BHA membership here http://www.bha.org.uk/join/