Member Benefits

By joining the SGIA and becoming a part of the national sports trade association, members are provided with a comprehensive list of cost-saving benefits

The SGIA has two types of membership:

The Financial Savings can be seen in the below analysis.

In addition to the benefits below, members of the SGIA are also entitled to use the extensive list of benefits of the wider umbrella body, the Federation of Sports and Play Associations (FSPA). To see an overview of these benefits please click here

Benefits of membership

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To gain access to these excellent benefits and to apply to become a member of the SGIA, please click here

Benefit

Value What it means to you
Links with Governing Bodies, Government and EU Invaluable

Members are continuously informed and represented on matters affecting the industry through the Federations links with BIS, Sport & Recreation Alliance, CSPN, NGB’s, Sport England, LOCOG, DCMS, DoH, Government MP’s and FESI

Involvement in Govt Led Sports Participation Initiatives (inc Govt Responsibility Deal) Invaluable

Members are provided with opportunities to be involved in various govt initiatives eg Sport England and County Sports Partnerships, along with forging relationships with leading NGB’s.

FESI working committee seat £10,500

Opportunity to take an active part in FESI’s European wide working committees

FSPA Research: UK Sports Market 2011 £25,000

A free comprehensive study on the current state (and future direction) of the UK Sports Market (Full members only)

FSPA Research: Indian Sports Market 2011

Approx £30,000

A detailed analysis on the existing state of the Indian sports market and the opportunities available for British sports companies in India – available in May 2011

FSPA Research: European Sporting Goods Market 2009

Approx £3000

The FSPA commissions’ comprehensive market reports to assist SGIA members with their business planning and marketing strategies.
Members receive a considerable discount

UKTI Funding for overseas exhibitions £1,000-£1,800

Exports grants available to eligible companies who wish to exhibit at overseas events e.g. ISPO

UK Pavilions at overseas exhibitions Invaluable

Promotion and marketing of the UK Sporting Goods Industry and your company aided by the support of the SGIA Team within a UK Pavilion (e.g. ISPO)

SGIA Industry Think Tanks & Member Events £3,000

A number of member events, think tank dinners, summits and meetings throughout the year covering a range of latest industry issues and topics. Guest speakers include top industry figures and enable valuable networking opportunities and forging of new business relationships (CEO’s/MD’s)

Distributor Databases Up to £4,000

FREE European and UK Distributor Databases

Member Promotion £500

Via SGIA website, Brands Index, Monthly E-newsletters, Twitter, Annual FSPA Directory and monthly Trade Sports Publications.(eg Sports Insight)