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BECBC membership is open to businesses based in West Cumbria or those businesses based elsewhere that can demonstrate business interests in West Cumbria and are willing to commit to our values.

Membership fees are calculated on total company turnover and run annually from 1 January.

2021 membership fees are listed below:
(NB: monthly pro-rata rates are applicable for companies joining from February each year)

For an SME company*:

  • Less than £100k turnover – £125 per year
  • £100k to £500k turnover – £250 per year
  • £500k to £1.5m turnover – £440 per year
  • £1.5m to £3m turnover – £630 per year
  • £3m to £20m turnover – £950 per year
  • £20m to £46.8m turnover – £1,196 per year

For a non-SME company*:

  • Over £46.8m turnover and more than 250 employees – £1,440 per year

VAT will be added to the above fees at the current rate.

* BECBC bases our definition of an SME on the European standard:
The broad definition of an SME is any business who employs less than 250 people and has a turnover of less than 50 million Euros. (approx. £46.8m). A company is NOT an SME If they are a wholly owned business which is part of a larger group whose head count or turnover when taken in full goes over the threshold, or if they are a parent company with subsidiaries, where the whole turnover of their group exceeds the thresholds.

The membership application process is changing during January 2021.

Please submit your application on 2020 form, fees have not increased.


BECBC FORM membership application 2020
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Key Contacts


Hazel Duhy, BECBC Admin Manager

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