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*:
For a non-SME company*:
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.