Membership of the EBA runs from April 1st to March 31st.
To join the EBA, please complete the online application form below.
The EBA is a dynamic business association that believes in working hard for its members and for the community. Because of this philosophy, membership of the EBA comes with many benefits:
Online Membership Directory
Our membership directory offers the public a quick and easy way to find local businesses. Every member can create their own business profile which can stand alone on our website or connect potential customers to your website with just the click of a mouse.
Member to Member Offers
Here is just a small selection of the member to member offers that you will find on the Members only area of the website:
HH Treagust & Son: 10% off all orders over £20.00
The Brookfield Hotel: 10% on all meeting rooms
The Blue Bell: 10% discount (weekdays only)
Portal, Dingwall & Norris: 10% discount
In 2017 the EBA is organising networking breakfasts, evening social events, walk & talk events, volunteering sessions and community events. All of these offer members valuable networking opportunities. The EBA is also actively engaged with social media and regularly shares Facebook & Twitter postings from members as well as organising @Emsworthhour, a weekly Twitter networking hour.
Every November we host a Black & White Ball to raise money for a local good cause. We also hold a Christmas Drinks evening. Volunteering for any of our community events is also a great way to socialise - we are a friendly bunch!
Members receive regular newsletters from the committee. They alert members to upcoming events, important local news, EBA diary dates and advertising/sponsorship opportunities.
Sponsorship & Advertising
We recognise that it is vital to promote Emsworth in the local area and beyond. In 2017 we have the St George's Day Parade and the Emsworth British Food Fortnight, both of which regularly attract the attention of the news media. We will also be producing a series of visitor leaflets and through these we can offer members the opportunity to promote their businesses through advertising.
As part of our commitment to our members, the EBA offers occasional training sessions. In 2016 we offered Dementia friendly training, and Emergency First Aid training. In 2017 we hope to add Social Media training sessions to our diary of events.
The EBA has a number of community projects on the go at any one time. We are currently setting up a free WiFi zone in St Peter's Square.
Emsworth Loyalty Card
This is open to all EBA members and is a fantastic way to encourage your customers to shop locally.