Benefits: if there’s one fact we can draw from rocketing unemployment levels in Britain it’s that benefits alone do not work. For the individual seeking to thrive in the world of work, stop-gap hand-outs can help, but equally – if not more – important is giving that individual access to professional support and advice to get them working and keep them working; and it’s the same for the business as it is for the individual…
Welcome to the Craft and Hobby Association UK
The CHA-UK is an association that knows what makes an entire industry and the individual businesses within that industry thrive: teamwork. We know this because we use exactly the same association model as employed by the enormously successful CHA USA, an association with thousands of member companies engaged in the design, manufacture, distribution and retail of products within a near $30-billion craft marketplace.
Just like our US counterpart, the CHA-UK is a not-for-profit association and so, beyond minimum running costs, every penny you invest in membership fees goes back into making the association better – better for you, better for the industry.
It Pays to be Associated
It’s our business to be strong for your business, and with that in mind we pick our partners carefully, which is why we also work in conjunction with the BATF (British Allied Trades Federation – www.batfuk.com). This means that by becoming a member of the CHA-UK you’ll also be aligned with a 125 years old trade federation, able to reap the benefits of the their considerable experience and knowledge too.
Also, to ensure we cover all bases for our members, this September we’ll be working alongside EMAP Autumn Fair International at Birmingham NEC – a four day craft and hobby business extravaganza which will bring together some 5,000 buyers and an incredible 33,000 retailers, opening up our industry in general and your business in particular to a massive previously untapped market!
Friends with more than benefits
What we offer our members far outstrips mere benefits. What we offer our members no other UK craft body does or can…
Joining the CHA-UK gives you instant access to a wealth of industry support on absolutely all matters that affect or could affect your business. Whether you take advantage of our special UK snapshot surveys or our on-trend research findings to keep your finger on the pulse of craft commerce, expand your industry education via our free global webinars, discounted seminars and access to tradeshows, or just use your membership to draw on the experience and expertise of your fellow members, asking questions and receiving advice from those in the know, only CHA-UK membership offers all this.