Benefits for full members
- Counselling Assistance is available to all BIGGA Members and their families.
- Legal Advice – Access 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for you and your family (living at the same address). Advice on employment matters, health and safety issues, consumer rights and any other legal matter.
- Xact HR Helpline - A team of qualified advisers will be on hand to assist BIGGA members with any HR problems that arise, with instant advice just a phone call away.
- Personal Accident Insurance – Cover for time off work due to an accident at home, work or even on holiday as well as one off payments dependent on the type of injury.
- Access to Xact - a health and safety system which provides a comprehensive guide to all of the risks faced by greenkeepers during their day-to-day life.
Benefits for all BIGGA members include a great range of products and services:
- Auto enrolment on CPD - all members now have access to their own CPD account
- Education and Training Courses – BIGGA provides a wide range of education and training via its regions and sections and at Continue to Learn at BTME.
- Training Resources – a range of training resources are available through BIGGA including, videos, books, posters, on course field guides and a lending library with over 2,500 titles for UK members to borrow.
- Greenkeeper International – the highly respected monthly magazine, reporting the latest news and developments in the industry.
- BTME and Continue to Learn – combine together to offer the member an outstanding exhibition and education programme of what’s new in an exciting, ever changing, growing industry.
- Dedicated careers information – excellent printed resources available.
- Section events – activities in your local area offering excellent networking opportunities enabling you to exchange ideas, information and resources.
- Membership Handbook – a copy of this indispensable tool, enabling members to track down a fellow member or identify companies who deal within a specific area within the industry.
- Discounted Workwear with Arco – Members of BIGGA can now take advantage of special terms agreed against a core range of products.
- Access to money saving goods and services with BIGGA Xtra Benefits - Members receive a monthly email with special offers to help you save.
Membership of BIGGA provides you with practical help whenever you need it; use your membership to benefit from a range of comprehensive services and products, that will prepare you with the tools to develop as a greenkeeper and a leader and make an impact on your organisation.
BIGGA's Membership team are there to assist members who wish to pay their subscriptions, help with queries, or wish to change their membership status, all existing and new members may enquire about the many benefits and services available.
Don't be just a 'card-carrying' member of BIGGA, take a closer look at the membership benefits available to you and start to raise your profile as a greenkeeper today.
Being a BIGGA member for me has been a fundamental part of my career development, utilising education, networking and section events.
Course Manager, Ellesmere Golf Club
Membership has provided an abundance of opportunities for me to develop as a greenkeeper and has given me and my staff the support to develop into a team recognised as professionals.
Head Greenkeeper - Longniddry Golf Club
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