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Memberhip Fees
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Manufacturer Application
  • Please click to read the notes that accompany this application form...

    Before applying for membership please note:

    1. The company generally must have been trading for a minimum of three years;
    2. The company generally must have three years trading accounts (for Plc/Ltd/LLP filed with Companies House);
    3. The company must have an office or an agent located in the UK;
    4. The company must not, in the reasonable view of CFA, be or likely to become financially insolvent (CFA credit checks all applicants);
    5. CFA must be able to obtain positive trade references from companies in the UK;
    6. The CFA charges an application fee of which £150 plus VAT is non-refundable;
    7. Your application will go before the CFA Council for approval against the membership criteria which forms part of this application form and is available on request.

    Where membership embraces two or more categories the higher or highest respective rate of subscription shall be payable by the member.

    The CFA reserves the right to ask questions of the applicant's referees and to take into account any information regarding the applicant from any source when considering an application. Any information taken into account will, prior to a conclusion being reached by the CFA, be put to the applicant for comment. The CFA shall then consider the information and any comment the applicant has made to decide whether the applicant's conduct or trading methods are, or have been, such as to make it desirable that they do not become members.

    Any applicant who is refused membership on the above basis is entitled to appeal the CFA's decision, using the procedure set out in the CFA's Complaints and Appeal Procedure.

    Section A
    Company Details

    Please be as thorough as possible.

    Section B
    Proof of financial solvency and probity

    · CFA credit checks all companies applying for membership.
    · For Plc/Ltd/LLP - The company must have three years trading accounts filed with Companies House.

    Section C
    References

    Trade references are required from TWO CURRENT TRADE CONTACTS and TWO RECENT CUSTOMERS. We recommend you check with your referees before hand, as some companies refuse to give trade references.

    Product List

    Complete the product list. Tick the products that apply to your business. This will allow users of the CFA website to search for your business.

    Section D
    Declaration

    By submitting an application for membership, you confirm that you have read and understood the declaration as outlined on the application form on behalf of the company and that you are authorised to apply for CFA membership on its behalf.

    Note: Applications will only be fully processed upon the payment of the administration fee.
Section A
Company Details

* This information is solely for CFA's statistical needs and is neither a membership criteria nor shared in identifiable form with any other party

 
Section B
Plc / Limited Company / LLP
 
Section C
References

Please ask your referees first and provide a contact name, address (including postcode), telephone number and email address for each. We will mention that you have applied to join the CFA and ask about your trading record with each company or client. Trade references must be suppliers that you have an account with; we will be asking them if you pay to terms agreed.

1 Customer

2 Customer

3 Trade

4 Trade

 
Type of Products manufactured

Please tick the following products that apply to your business

 
Section D
Declaration

The company (as per section A) falls within the applicable CFA membership criteria (available upon request) and agrees to be bound by the Association's Code of Conduct and Memorandum and Articles of Association, and to submit to a membership audit periodically. The company accepts that annual membership renewal is automatic, unless three months notice of termination has been given by it, and that membership is not transferable. Should the company not be accepted for membership, there is a right to appeal as set out in the membership criteria. Any application is accepted from a company on the basis that the decision of the CFA is final. Reapplications are permitted.

The Association may send you information electronically from time to time, including notices of meetings. You agree that the sending of e-mails to the address provided on this form will constitute good notice in connection with any matter relating to the Association.

I confirm I have read and understood the above, have provided accurate information throughout this form and am authorised to apply for CFA membership on behalf of the company.

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