Training and Support
Technical Officer Support
BALI has an onsite technical officer who is able to provide members with industry technical support “On Demand. Guidance and support on everything from changes in legislation to best practice are available to help support you in your business and get the most out of BALI membership.
Dispute Resolution Service
If things go wrong and communication between you and your client breaks down, BALI provides a completely impartial mediation service to help bring about a fair and equitable resolution for both parties to what can often seem an intractable situation. Please call 02476 690 333 for further information.
Please click here for up to date list of events and workshops.
BALI's programme of technical workshops held at Landscape House, Stoneleigh Park, and at regional centres around the country, give you the opportunity to improve your professional skills at highly preferential rates. Subjects covered include:
• Design Principles
• Costings and Quoting
• Green Roof Maintenance
• Water Gardens
• Natural Swimming Ponds
• Vectorworks Landmark Software for Designers
• Show Gardens
• Marketing your Business
• Hand Arm Vibration - regulations and equipment
Our approved brokers Aston Scott Ltd offer preferential rates to BALI members for the full range of business insurance and risk management services through BALI Insure. Contact them with your membership number a couple of months prior to your renewal date and they will provide a written quotation tailored to your requirements. Please click here to visit the BALI insure brokers Aston Scott members page.
"Our fleet insurance was up for renewal and our insurance brokers, who we'd used for over 20 years, informed us of an increase of around 10%. We decided to shop around and in fairness couldn't find a cheaper quote. We decided to try BALI who recommended Aston Scott. The quality of their service was fantastic and we managed to save £620.00. I regard this sort of recommendation as a great benefit to being a Registered BALI member." David Dodd, Owner of The Outdoor Room
As a BALI Affiliate Member your target market couldn't be closer! Find out how best to get your products or service in front of designer and contractor members. Attend our Affiliate Forums at Landscape House and take part in workshops, discussions and networking.
Our Designer Forum meets twice with to encourage networking and personal development. The topics vary depending in guest speakers, legislative changes and current challenges.
BALI recognises that keeping abreast with ever changing human resource, employment law legislation and health & safety can take a considerable amount of time and cost which most employers need to focus on their core business activities which many can ill afford in this current economic climate.
It is for this reason that we have invested in a new service, to take the place of Croner-i, called BALI Human Resources (HR) and BALI Health & Safety (H&S) as additional membership benefits. When the BALI HR/H&S web sites are used in conjunction with the telephone advice line businesses can manage their human resource, employment law and health & safety needs i.e. contracts of employment, policies and procedures by editing and downloading documentation from a bank of hundreds of policy and correspondence templates. Whilst giving the employer peace of mind when dealing with complex matters, this also increases the efficiency of the business and offers a compliant, documented process enabling the business to defend any consequent action.
Your BALI HR/H&S services can be accessed through your members only area.
Business Support Helpline
In addition to the web based support BALI members will be provided with access to the telephone advice line for extra support. To take advantage of the expert help and support please call the telephone advice line number on 0116 243 7881. You will need to quote your unique BALI member reference.
BALI National Contractors’ Forum (NCF)
The BALI National Contractors’ Forum (NCF) membership is only available to Registered Contractor and DSO members. In February 2012 this group of influential major contractors working in the landscape and grounds maintenance sector partnered with BALI. The two combined provide a stronger lobbying and promotional platform for National Landscape Contractors.
Click here to read more about joining BALI-NCF
Simplyhealth - providing healthcare cover
Simplyhealth has some great benefits that could help look after your employees. Simplyhealth has helped people access affordable healthcare for over 140 years.
Simplyhealth has to offer:
Health cash plans - Both employee and employer paid cash plans to give your employees a hand with the cost of their everyday healthcare.
In return for a monthly premium, your employees can claim money back towards the cost of check-ups and treatments, up to their annual limit.
Private medical insurance - Helps you look after your employees when they need it most.
Dental plans - A range of corporate products are available to you through Denplan.
Along with a lot more. For more information click here.