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How to Effectively Sell a Membership Pack to Your Boss

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Are you hoping to sell your boss on a BPS Birmingham corporate pack membership?

Sometimes, you know you have a great idea but articulating that in a way that makes your boss get excited can be a challenge. This is why we’re here to help – the purpose of this blog post is to help you effectively sell the benefits of a BPS Birmingham membership pack; getting them to understand the benefits not just to you and your team, but the business as a whole.

So read on and we’ll help you steer clear of the Bermuda triangle of pitching an idea and avoid an immediate “computer says no” response.

BPS Birmingham isn’t just an idea; it’s a respected community

BPS Birmingham is the membership organisation for the business professional services sector, and has been helping both young professionals and established leaders get into the fabric of Birmingham for the past 25 years.

Whether through networking opportunities, our award-winning Future Mentoring Academy, or engaging in initiatives like Professional Services Week, you are able to build upon your existing bank of skills, whilst making lifelong friends. I haven’t even mentioned our Leadership Development Programme, Graduate Apprentice Scheme and flagship events like BrumLife and Welcome to Birmingham. We sit at the heart of talent attraction, retention and development for the BPS sector.

BPS Birmingham Takes You on a Journey

Supporting your professional development is a key part of BPS Birmingham membership. From developing soft skills at the beginning of your career with workshops and events, through to supporting emerging leaders through our Leadership Development Programme, we are right by your side on your path to leadership.

We are here to keep you informed, develop your skills, and host everything from workshops and development programmes, to exclusive lunches and parties. We are also the people behind the most established awards for our sector – Birmingham Young Professional of the Year Awards.

Understanding BPS Birmingham

If you are wondering how we deliver all of this, it is simple… through our three main membership brands: Aspire, Future and Leaders.

BPS Birmingham Aspire’s core values are to develop and connect its members, whilst helping them to succeed. It is aimed at those in education or their first few years of professional employment or training.

BPS Birmingham Future helps connect its members across the BPS sector; providing opportunities to elevate their career and helping them to achieve their goals. Future represents, promotes and connects its members, their firms, the sector and the region. Being the respected and established membership organisation for our sector, Future provides opportunities for professional development from early career to emerging leader status.

Finally, members of BPS Birmingham Leaders are champions of the sector. They are senior professionals looking to develop their own careers, as well as make a contribution to the growth and wellbeing of the BPS sector and Greater Birmingham. Leaders members inspire our future talent to do great things; they are a shining example of commitment and professionalism.

So, why should your firm be part of BPS Birmingham

– Create networks

Network at over 100 events a year across our three membership brands; Aspire, Future and Leaders

– Build your skills

Attend monthly professional development events and workshops, as well as joining one of our 10 committees, to use your existing skills base or gain new skills.

– Become a leader

Take part in our Leadership Development Programme, in partnership with Aston Business School, as well as gain advice from the city’s top leaders through our Future Mentoring Academy, member-only Leaders’ Lunches, and monthly Networking Hour events.

– Collaborate

Find opportunities to work with new partners, including our sponsors and stakeholders across the city and region.

– Gain industry insight

Special events tailored to the BPS sector, as well as an insight into our work with the likes of GBSLEP through the BPS Chair.

– Raise your organisation’s profile

Get your business cards out into the world, as well as taking part in our Business Walks schemes. Added to that, get your name in lights by applying for Birmingham Young Professional of the Year Awards

– Establish your reputation

Establish the reputation of you and your firm by sitting at the heart of the BPS sector.

– Sit at the best tables

Opportunities to sit down with high profile guests at the likes of our Leaders’ Lunches and Patron’s Dinners.

– Give back

Use your experience to be a mentor and sit on a panel as part of our Dragon’s Dens events. Also support our charity partner, LoveBrum.


Q: Do you Aspire to be one of our Future Leaders?

If you’re already interested in getting involved with us, you’ve done your “homework”, and have sold your colleagues (who will, of course, say that choosing BPS Birmingham is a no brainer), then you are definitely BPS Birmingham Membership Manager material. We want to hear from you and we’re here to help!

If this blog post isn’t enough, here are some more useful links for you: Did I mention we’re a BPS family? I’ve already done your “homework” for you:

BPS Birmingham Membership Overview

BPS Birmingham Membership FAQ’s

BPS Birmingham Application Form

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