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Membership Benefits

Joining the AWD will offer peace of mind, a steady source of information and useful sales initiatives increasing business opportunities for members. The society will supply free information and back up to members when they need it most. AWD members have access to a range of vital services ranging from a FREE legal help line, FREE legislation information and FREE representation through DTI and CBI connections.

The society will supply free information and back up to members when they need it most. The AWD covers the interest of members throughout the UK which is divided into seven regions. Regular meetings are held where supply issues and trends are discussed and guest speakers are invited to talk on a range of relevant business topics. These meetings provide excellent networking opportunities and are occasionally combined with social golf.

Click here to sign up today for 2021. Tell your colleagues and suppliers to JOIN, tell us and we'll help them JOIN and share the great benefits detailed below.

Welding World
A members only bi-monthly email newsletter which keeps members informed on matters relative to the Welding Supply Industry including economic data, new European directives, employment issues and law, regional meeting dates and exhibition information.

Welding World Magazine
Is the only full-colour and professionally presented journal distributed within the UK Welding Industry. AWD members are provided the opportunity FREE OF CHARGE to provide their own Product Reviews and are offered reduced advertising rates.

AWD Insurance
Underwritten by Lloyds, operates the AWD INSURANCE SCHEME. The scheme is tailored to cover every aspect of welding distribution and is GUARANTEED to save you money. Are you covered for customer site demonstrations? Are the goods in your mobile shop covered? Have you thought about or covered against corporate manslaughter? Your association has; speak to the AWD, to save you money, and maybe also save you, and your business.

Regional Meetings
A forum for discussing the latest news and views on a regional basis as well as business, technical and product application presentations. Winter meetings very well attended, with significant outcomes from subject matters on the table.

There isn't a better opportunity than our Regional meetings and National Conference.

Health & Safety Executive
New for 2015 - The association is involved in important discussions and issues that affect our industry. Fume & LEV are 2 'live' projects we are contributing our time and resource to today, seeking markets and opportunities for members and our industry.

Technical Assistance
By contacting the AWD Office you can submit your Technical enquiries, for our 'Ask the Expert', to respond.

Product and Services Sourcing
AWD members are offered a 'unique' product sourcing service to assist members in identifying difficult to obtain or unusual products, services or parts.

Training and Personnel Development
The AWD provide the right training and development opportunities to suit the needs of your organization. Sales team training, Earn more profit & new sales from your Service Engineer, Personal Development etc. Training tailored to meet your needs.

Croner Consulting Business Advisory Service
A FREE TELEPHONE CALL with no time limit per year providing and full range of business activity assistance offering advice and guidance in all business areas, such as Employment Law, Tax, Health & Safety, Payroll, Commercial litigation, Debt recovery, Copyright and Consumer protection. (Subsequent calls to Croners charged at £40 per call, still much more cost effective than finding your own 'expert'.)

Company Account/Credit Information Service
By contacting the AWD Office you can obtain copies of recently filed information on your customers emailed. First 5 copies free of charge!

The Welding Institute
NEW FOR 2015 - Enjoy Associate Membership of The Welding Institute and the full range of benefits offered, which includes general technical information as well as the full use of TWI's library service including access to both the Weldasearch database and the MI-21 consumables database.

The British Standards Institute
Enjoy 'corporate' membership of the British Standards Institute and obtain copies of British Standards at Member only prices.

PHP Private Healthcare Scheme
Will create 'tailor made', cost effective packages for the individual person or business. As a member, you will have access to schemes unique to your requirements and which offer outstanding value and a full package of support.

DMS Certified Management Consultants
Offer AWD members a Health and Safety Assessment FREE OF CHARGE which may or may not be followed by a full Health and Safety Policy Statement which is chargeable at very competitive rates and can be used in many cases to reduce insurance premiums.