Membership

Our members are drawn from pharmaceutical/ healthcare companies and the agencies/consultancies that supply business intelligence services to those companies.

The BHBIA offers three membership options

Available to any company manufacturing or marketing pharmaceuticals in the United Kingdom and any company manufacturing and marketing products in the field of healthcare

OR

Any independent organisation whose business purpose is to supply business intelligence services to healthcare companies. Business Intelligence services include: Primary market research, secondary data collection and analysis, syndicated data services, field force effectiveness services and fieldwork recruiting. Business Intelligence services does not include: Personnel recruitment/HR services, advertising, communications or PR services.

This membership entitles unlimited employees, based at the same location, to register as part of this membership free of charge, therefore entitling them to receive all the relevant membership benefits.  

Application Requirements

Applications for the Agencies/Consultancies Division must be accompanied by references from two current pharmaceutical/healthcare clients in business intelligence, or market research/business intelligence agencies. Ideally references should be from BHBIA members or UK contacts and if not, you will need to give full reasons. The information supplied will be treated in the strictest confidence. References must include: type of work undertaken by the applicant, examples of projects, standard of work contracted, understanding of local market legislations/guidelines and how long the referee has had business dealings with the applicant. (Pharmaceutical company applications do not require references).

Applications will be put to the BHBIA Membership Committee for approval, which could take up to 8 working days.

Please note: Applications will only be activated on receipt of payment, and following approval.

Available to any Company or Agency who is commercially affiliated to an existing BHBIA member organisation, but whose main office is based at a separate address to the existing member (UK or International).  

This membership entitles unlimited employees, based at the same location, to register as part of this membership free of charge, therefore entitling them to receive all the relevant membership benefits.    

 Application Requirements  

Applications from Agencies/Consultancies for Affiliate membership must be accompanied by a reference letter or copy email from the division of your organisation that is an existing BHBIA member company. The reference must include your eligibility for affiliate membership (i.e. verify that your business purpose is to supply business intelligence services). The information supplied will be treated in the strictest confidence. (Pharmaceutical company applications do not require references). 

Applications will be put to the BHBIA Membership Committee for approval, which could take up to 8 working days.

Please note: Applications will only be activated on receipt of payment, and following approval.  

 Any individual that supplies business intelligence or consultancy services to healthcare companies. Business Intelligence services include: Primary market research, secondary data collection and analysis, syndicated data services, field force effectiveness services and fieldwork recruiting. Business Intelligence services does not include: Personnel recruitment/HR services, advertising, communications or PR services.  

Application Requirements

Applications must be accompanied by references from two current pharmaceutical/healthcare clients in business intelligence, or market research/business intelligence agencies. Ideally references should be from BHBIA members or UK contacts and if not, you will need to give full reasons. The information supplied will be treated in the strictest confidence.References must include: type of work undertaken by the applicant, examples of projects, standard of work contracted, understanding of local market legislations/guidelines and how long the referee has had business dealings with the applicant.

Applications will be put to the BHBIA Membership Committee for approval, which could take up to 8 working days.

Please note: Applications will only be activated on receipt of payment, and following approval.

In addition there are two non-member categories that allow access to the online training and certification but do not confer full membership status.

Available to any company which has a legitimate interest in the UK Pharmaceutical Business Intelligence community. This option is suitable for companies who wish employees to undertake BHBIA approved on-line training programmes, but will accept limited access to other membership benefits. It is a quick way to gain access to the online training, because no approval process is required. If eligible, you may choose to upgrade to full membership at a later date.  

This membership entitles unlimited employees, based at the same location, to register as part of this membership free of charge, therefore entitling them to receive all the relevant membership benefits.    

Note: If your company is an affiliate of a current BHBIA member company you may wish to consider Affiliate Membership of the BHBIA instead. This confers more benefits and simply requires a reference letter from the current BHBIA member company if you are an agency (no reference required for pharma companies). 

Available to any individual who has a legitimate interest in the UK Pharmaceutical Business Intelligence Community. This option is suitable for individuals who wish to undertake BHBIA approved on-line training programmes, but will accept limited access to other membership benefits. It is a quick way to gain access to the online training, because no approval process is required. If eligible, you may choose to upgrade to full personal membership at a later date.  

Membership fees are subject to VAT. The fee is pro-rata depending in which Quarter of the membership year you apply, as shown below:

- Join between 1st October – 31st December: 100% subscription fee 
- Join between 1st January – 31st March: 75% subscription fee 
- Join between 1st April – 30th June: 50% subscription fee 
- Join between 1st July – 30th September: 25% subscription fee

Membership renewals are due on 1st October at which time the full annual rate will apply. (Pro-rata subscriptions for part-year membership are only applicable in the first year of membership)

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