Why Join SAPCA?
SAPCA is the recognised trade association for the sports and play construction industry in the UK and supports and promotes the business success of its members, by providing a variety of benefits and services.
SAPCA is an open and inclusive organisation that welcomes applications from any specialist company that is actively involved in the sports and play construction industry in the UK and which meets the relevant criteria for membership.
For details of SAPCA’s membership structure please click [here].
Companies choose to join SAPCA for a variety of different reasons. Some of the main benefits of membership are explained below. Click on bullet points for more information. Click again to hide.
- Use of the SAPCA logo
Demonstrating to potential customers that SAPCA companies have the requisite expertise and experience and work to high standards of construction and abide by the SAPCA Code of Professional Conduct. Hide Answer
- Quality Assurance System
- Promotion of Members
SAPCA provides valuable exposure for its members to the UK marketplace through its close cooperation with sports governing bodies, its relationship with key industry publications, its programme of one-day exhibitions and seminars and its participation in other high-profile events. Hide Answer
- Inclusion on Website
Members have an individual company profile in a searchable database and the opportunity to submit news stories which are then promoted to the marketplace through the regular SAPCA News Update email service. Hide Answer
- Access to Sport Governing Bodies
SAPCA works closely with various sports governing bodies, funding agencies and other key organisations in order to help to raise the standards of sports and play facilities throughout the country. As a result, a growing number of these organisations actively support SAPCA and recommend that those developing their facilities use SAPCA members for their projects. Hide Answer
- Codes of Practice
- SAPCA Conference
SAPCA's Annual Conference and Dinner provides a valuable opportunity for members to get up-to-date on a wide range of business-related subjects, and to meet new and existing colleagues from across the industry. Hide Answer
- Technical Meeting
SAPCA's Technical Meeting focuses on a wide range of topical technical matters and enables the industry to debate the issues that are essential to the delivery of high standards of facilities for customers. Hide Answer
- Education Programme
SAPCA provides member companies with a programme of workshops and seminars that focus on key technical subjects and skills within the industry. Hide Answer
- Technical Mediation
SAPCA offers an impartial mediation service to help to resolve any technical disputes or complaints with customers of the Association's Principal Contractor and Surfacing Contractor members. The service can provide a fair and effective means of resolving issues, for the benefit of both members and their customers. Hide Answer
- Export Promotion
SAPCA is recognised by UK Trade & Investment as an Accredited Trade Organisation (ATO), and consequently can apply for financial assistance to support UK companies when attending approved events overseas. Hide Answer
- Information Service
Through its regular "Inside Track" e-newsletter and information bulletins, SAPCA provides members with regular news updates covering everything from government policy and funding to new regulations affecting the industry. Hide Answer
- Networking Opportunities
An important benefit of membership is the opportunity to meet up with fellow members at meetings and events arranged by the Association. Hide Answer
Download a summary of member benefits [here].
SPORTS SURFACES SYMPOSIUM: View the Presentations
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