Joining the NBF
SPECIAL NOTICE – 16TH JUNE 2014
ALL MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED BY THE BOARD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE,
PENDING A REVIEW OF MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA, TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
No company is too small or too large to join our Federation. We count many of the largest and most well-known companies as members but we value our smaller, independent members too and each voice is heard equally.
We’re a friendly crowd and in addition to the Bed Show at Telford in September we hold an annual Spring Forum, providing an opportunity to hear excellent speakers on industry-related topics, participate in problem-solving discussion sessions and to meet other members to exchange views and ideas in a relaxed but professional atmosphere. Our Federation is not an excuse to meet on the golf course although you can if you wish to! We work together to improve, increase and actively promote the UK & Eire bedding industry.
We have active groups dealing with specific issues, such as flammability regulations, recycling and lobbying parliament on safety matters to name but a few, plus of course our consumer promotion/media activity through the Sleep Council, which is envied throughout the industry.
NBF Membership Application Form
Please fill in the application form with your proposer & seconder details and send by post to The Secretariat at High Corn Mill, Chapel Hill, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1NL.
Please note only documents with original signatures will be considered.
Making an Application – What happens next?
Your application will be acknowledged and we will advise you of the expected timescale for a decision which has to be confirmed by our Executive Board who meet at regular intervals throughout the year. If your application is approved by the Board, UK & Eire bed manufacturers will be asked to arrange an audit with our appointed third party auditors in order to confirm compliance with the NBF Code of Practice (more details here).
Once the audit has been successfully completed, an invoice based on your turnover declaration will be issued and on receipt of payment, membership will commence and a Welcome Pack will be issued. Be warned, this process could take two or three months – but we’re sure you will find it worth the wait! Component supplier applicants will not be audited but if they have a UK or Eire-based manufacturing site and wish to voluntarily opt for an audit (bearing in mind the current criteria), they may do so.
We look forward to hearing from you soon.