Why Join


What will I gain from NEPIC membership?


Why Join?

Membership of NEPIC offers immediate connectivity to a wide and diverse process industry incorporating petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, fine & speciality, biotechnology, polymers, bioresources & renewables and significant supply chain.

As well as providing our members with the tangible membership benefits detailed below, we are continually working on key projects and industry issues to ensure the long-term sustainability of the chemical-processing sector in North East England – creating a business environment in which you can continue to prosper and grow.

Joining Benefits

To welcome our new members to the Cluster and help introduce you to the existing membership, you will receive the following joining benefits upon sign-up:
• Subscription to FocalPoint Magazine – NEPIC’s quarterly members publication
• New Member introduction via FocalPoint
• Subscription to the monthly NEPIC e-Bulletin
• Linked-logo in the New Members’ section within NEPIC e-bulletin
• Access to the online NEPIC Members’ Hub – coming soon 
• New Member introduction via the NEPIC Members’ Hub – coming soon
• Company introduction at NEPIC’s monthly members meeting, CLUSTER CONNECT

Annual Membership Benefits

On an annual basis each and every NEPIC member is entitled to the following benefits. Our annual membership benefits are detailed under four sub-categories – Marketing, Signposting & Referrals, Events & Networking and Business Savings.

MARKETING SUPPORT & RESOURCES

• NEPIC Membership Certificate
• NEPIC Member Logo
• NEPIC Directory company profile listing & logo
• NEPIC Directory in hardcopy
• Subscription to FocalPoint Magazine
• Editorial opportunities for good news stories within FocalPoint
• Subscription to the NEPIC e-Bulletin
• On-line Directory Listing
• On-line Member-to-Member Promotion
• Access to the on-line NEPIC Members’ Hub
• Member news story & event promotion via on-line Members’ Hub
• Social Networking – access to NEPIC’s member only social groups

BUSINESS SUPPORT, SIGNPOSTING & REFERRALS

• Signposting – via telephone, email, web or social media
• Face-to-face business support & advice
• Access to the network – business interactions between SMEs and large companies
• International connections & business opportunities
• Inter-cluster referrals
• Funding support – access to finance
• Access to a dedicated sector export adviser via UKTI
• Crisis management support – tactical PR.
• Cluster determination – one company, one vote on all cluster activities

BUSINESS EVENTS & NETWORKING

• Admission to NEPIC’s monthly members meeting, CLUSTER CONNECT
• Access to networking events & exhibitions
• Access to knowledge & best practice events
• Speaker opportunities
• Annual award entry

BUSINESS SAVINGS

• Significant savings via NEPIC’s strategic partners – including insurance, energy & general business purchases provided by Lockton, Utilitywise & Mint Price
• Reduced rates for all NEPIC paid activities including event admission, advertising, sponsorship, exhibition rates and marketing services

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