BIA Business Solutions

BIA Business Solutions

At the BIA we understand that every penny counts and that’s why we continue to add, fine tune and deliver tangible member-led benefits that make a real difference. For example the BIA business solutions programme that we introduced last year, working in partnership with VWR International and Amici Procurement is delivering significant savings for many members. It’s really easy to for us to assess the potential savings so please do contact me for an initial discussion and assessment on the savings that you could access through the programme. We have also recently signed an agreement with OAMPS Special Risks who are offering new clients a healthy discount on their broker fees so please don’t hesitate to contact Alastair Carrington to receive further information. As they say, every little helps!

The BIA, as an accredited trade organisation works very closely with UKTI to lead and deliver missions to global conferences and events (as we did recently for BIO in Chicago). In the coming months we will be leading either ourselves or in partnership with BioPartner missions to the following events and will be able to assist companies with accessing grants and support – Biopartnering Latin America, Ausbiotech, BIO China, BioEurope and Synbiobeta. Please contact me for more information on any of these events and how to take advantage of financial support to attend them.

I’d also like to extend a personal invitation to the upcoming BIA CEO and Investor Forum on 11 July (starting with an evening dinner on 10 July), this year being held at Down Hall in Hertfordshire. With its mixture of analysis and insight into the sector’s key issues the Forum will be an excellent way to gain insight into how to add value to your company. Regardless of what’s going on elsewhere, the sector has much to celebrate, from the successful Biomedical Catalyst scheme and news on exits, to significant fundraising and even signs of life in the IPO market. Add in a large medicinal dose of networking and you have an excellent one day event before the summer break. Please contact Cathy Smyth to reserve your place or for more information. I look forward to seeing many of you there.

Lastly calling all golfers, please do sign up for the inaugural BIA charity golf event on 28 June in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, the BIA’s chosen charity of the year.

Have a great week.

Best regards
Karen Chandler-Smith