Membership Application

A request for membership will be considered after a business has attended at least two meetings in Bassetlaw.

Our goal at 3Cs is to form a proactive group of businesses who can trust each other’s products and services and work positively together.
Please read the information on the following page before committing to membership.

Applying for membership:

Any information you provide will be held by 3Cs in a secure digital vault and will not be passed on to any third parties without your implicit or explicit permission.

Please complete the online form at 3csnetworking.co.uk (paper forms are available). If your application is successful you will be provided with the payment details*.

Refund Policy: At 3Cs we are sure you will get value from your membership. However, if you feel this is not so then we will gladly refund your membership fee up to and including the second meeting after your membership start date.

*3Cs reserves the right not to accept a membership application

Membership

  • In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations 3Cs may like to keep you informed of future activities. All data will be removed from our systems 12 months from the end of your membership or on request. Please tick the appropriate boxes.
  • In case it is necessary to make a last-minute change, for example, a venue needing to close at short notice, please indicate which form of communication will reach you most effectively at short notice:
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Membership

Members agree to pay a subscription of £50 for a six-month period for one group. If it is appropriate for membership in two groups the cost will be an additional £25.

Renewal

The start date of the membership will be the date of the next meeting after membership is requested. At the end of the six-month period you may apply for renewed membership, we will send a reminder shortly before. Renewal discounts are available for continued membership. If, after 1 missed meeting from the date on which the invitation to renew has been given, a new membership has not been taken the sector will be open to other businesses. Renewals will be backdated to be continuous with the previous membership unless 4 meetings have been missed then it will start off new.

Additional charges may also apply at meetings in respect of venue/refreshments. We will endeavour to keep these costs to a minimum but please recognise that the venues are also our members and local businesses which we aim to support. If you elect to attend in-person but are unable to attend then you must cancel 24 hrs before, send a replacement or agree to pay the venue fee direct which currently is £6. The venue will have bought stock and paid for employees so cannot be out of pocket or this may affect our standing in their eyes.

Attendance

A minimum attendance of 80% is recommended to ensure your business will gain full benefit from your membership. If attendance falls below 60% it may be questionable that membership can continue (unless in exceptional circumstances). Frequent attendance builds rapport and trust within the group, and maximises your business exposure. Stand-ins are encouraged and welcomed, they may also promote any business of their own as long as they do not conflict with other member’s services.

Promotion

3Cs Networking will endeavour to energetically support and promote your business, and we encourage your reciprocation. We have a presence on LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter. We have a Facebook Page where we will share regular posts from members. We have private Facebook Groups for member interaction. We are happy for you to request that we share a post that is of particular importance to your business. If you have no social media presence it will effect our ability to promote you but we will do our best. We encourage Facebook and/or Google reviews following a successful use of a service or product from another group member or the business network.

Profile

Your profile and contact will appear on our website using material provided by yourself. Wherever possible members will be expected to share skills to demonstrate expertise. Sharing good contacts will lead to the overall success of the group. If any member has concerns about another members capability they should discuss it with one of 3Cs founders providing evidence of said incapability.

Guests

You are encouraged to invite guests to the group and to use the Eventbrite link. Contacts can also be passed to an event organiser who may have a better overview of available sectors, and will invite on your behalf. Guests should not offer the same or very similar services as current members. On rare occasions guests do not fully declare business interests and an overlap of sector may occur. We apologise for this and will endeavour not to invite them again.

COVID-19

Should the group not be able to meet in person then meetings will move online with our secure zoom system.

3CS Netowrking

We are a group of experienced & successful networkers. Our aim is help you find good CONTACTS, make good CONNECTIONS and develop profitable CUSTOMERS.

Email: jill@3csnetworking.co.uk
Phone: 07919 107490

3CS offers a free membership to a local chosen charity. This is

Bassetlaw Hospice