At the Forum, we know how important it is to support our member's businesses, from a start-up in the early years of their operation, to businesses that have been trading for many years.

It is vital to have the right advice, support, and protection in place and that means more than just the average one size fits all business advice that is currently out there. We offer friendly, accessible and practical advice, supported by legal protection insurance.

We believe businesses that seek advice are more likely to succeed and become a successful business.  With a Forum Membership, your business will have access to a team of experienced membership advisors and Forum partner network that will be able to share their knowledge, support and advice in some of the most complex of situations you may come across in business. We offer support with Employment Law, Health and Safety, Finance, to business planning and PR to name a few.

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✓ Finance

Reducing business costs, tax, improving credit, access to finance.

✓ Legal

Employment disputes, health and safety prosecutions and tax enquiries.

✓ HR

Employment issues, redundancy and dismissal.

✓ Health and Safety

Health and Safety regulations, legal responsibilities and more.

 

✓ Debt Recovery

Tracing Debtors, collecting debts and dealing with insolvency.

✓ Purchasing

Guidance, how to secure discounts and supplier monitoring.

Business Development

Advise and support.

Management and Leadership

Business planning strategy, continuity and succession planning.

What's more, our tax, contract, employment and health and safety advice is backed up by comprehensive our legal protection insurance*

Note: The Forum's Employment guide and Health and Safety guide are available at an additional charge subject to Forum membership subscription. For any queries please contact our membership advisors on 01565 626001 or email info@fpb.org

To join the Forum online today select the number of employees within your business from the table below and follow the instructions.

Membership Levels (Click to expand):

  • Contact with Forum Membership Advisors
  • Access to our legal partner***
  • Business Advice, Support & Protect
  • Management Liability Insurance**
  • Discounted Company Registration Service
  • Free Sole Trader Guide
  • Free monthly mini guides
  • 150+ customisable templates
  • Regular Forum newsletters
  • Access to Yell.com Business & Marketing Services


  • The Forum Sole Trader Membership is available for businesses that have zero employees. You will enjoy a membership that is tailored to your business needs and we will provide support when you need it through our legal partner. You will have immediate access to our Forum network, customisable business templates, business resources and a closed group discussion network forum for our members only. All of this will be available through your membership login details that you will be issued with on sign up to the Forum Sole Trader Membership

    Your membership will continue at the exclusive price of £80 per annum* subject to you not employing staff. Should you employ staff, part-time, full-time or temporary you will need to tell us during your membership and we will amend your subscription accordingly so that your staff will be insured under the membership terms and conditions.
  • Member helpline & portal
  • Access to our legal partner***
  • Business Advise, Support & Protect
  • Management Liability Insurance**
  • Free Compliance Guide
  • Free exclusive mini guides
  • 150+ customisable templates
  • Regular newsletters
  • Legislation updates
  • Comprehensive range of business guides*


  • Forum Membership is available for businesses that are established and employ staff, part-time, full-time or temporary.

    A comprehensive membership for your business requirements, receiving business support with Employment Law, Health and Safety, Finance, Procurement and PR to name a few. Immediate access will be available to our Forum partner network who will be able to share their knowledge and advice in some of the most complex of situations you may come across in your business.

    Customisable templates, business guides, resources and a closed group discussion network forum for our members only will also be available through your membership login details that you will be issued with on signing up to a Forum Membership
  • Member helpline & portal
  • Access to our legal partner***
  • Business Advise, Support & Protect
  • Management Liability Insurance**
  • Free Compliance Guide
  • Free exclusive mini guides
  • 150+ customisable templates
  • Regular newsletters
  • Legislation updates
  • Comprehensive range of business guides*


  • Forum Membership is available for businesses that are established and employ staff, part-time, full-time or temporary.

    A comprehensive membership for your business requirements, receiving business support with Employment Law, Health and Safety, Finance, Procurement and PR to name a few. Immediate access will be available to our Forum partner network who will be able to share their knowledge and advice in some of the most complex of situations you may come across in your business.

    Customisable templates, business guides, resources and a closed group discussion network forum for our members only will also be available through your membership login details that you will be issued with on signing up to a Forum Membership
  • Member helpline & portal
  • Access to our legal partner***
  • Business Advise, Support & Protect
  • Management Liability Insurance**
  • Free Compliance Guide
  • Free exclusive mini guides
  • 150+ customisable templates
  • Regular newsletters
  • Legislation updates
  • Comprehensive range of business guides*


  • Forum Membership is available for businesses that are established and employ staff, part-time, full-time or temporary.

    A comprehensive membership for your business requirements, receiving business support with Employment Law, Health and Safety, Finance, Procurement and PR to name a few. Immediate access will be available to our Forum partner network who will be able to share their knowledge and advice in some of the most complex of situations you may come across in your business.

    Customisable templates, business guides, resources and a closed group discussion network forum for our members only will also be available through your membership login details that you will be issued with on signing up to a Forum Membership
  • Member helpline & portal
  • Access to our legal partner***
  • Business Advise, Support & Protect
  • Management Liability Insurance**
  • Free Compliance Guide
  • Free exclusive mini guides
  • 150+ customisable templates
  • Regular newsletters
  • Legislation updates
  • Comprehensive range of business guides*


  • Forum Membership is available for businesses that are established and employ staff, part-time, full-time or temporary.

    A comprehensive membership for your business requirements, receiving business support with Employment Law, Health and Safety, Finance, Procurement and PR to name a few. Immediate access will be available to our Forum partner network who will be able to share their knowledge and advice in some of the most complex of situations you may come across in your business.

    Customisable templates, business guides, resources and a closed group discussion network forum for our members only will also be available through your membership login details that you will be issued with on signing up to a Forum Membership
  • Member helpline & portal
  • Access to our legal partner***
  • Business Advise, Support & Protect
  • Management Liability Insurance**
  • Free Compliance Guide
  • Free exclusive mini guides
  • 150+ customisable templates
  • Regular newsletters
  • Legislation updates
  • Comprehensive range of business guides*


  • Forum Membership is available for businesses that are established and employ staff, part-time, full-time or temporary.

    A comprehensive membership for your business requirements, receiving business support with Employment Law, Health and Safety, Finance, Procurement and PR to name a few. Immediate access will be available to our Forum partner network who will be able to share their knowledge and advice in some of the most complex of situations you may come across in your business.

    Customisable templates, business guides, resources and a closed group discussion network forum for our members only will also be available through your membership login details that you will be issued with on signing up to a Forum Membership
  • Member helpline & portal
  • Access to our legal partner***
  • Business Advise, Support & Protect
  • Management Liability Insurance**
  • Free Compliance Guide
  • Free exclusive mini guides
  • 150+ customisable templates
  • Regular newsletters
  • Legislation updates
  • Comprehensive range of business guides*


  • Forum Membership is available for businesses that are established and employ staff, part-time, full-time or temporary.

    A comprehensive membership for your business requirements, receiving business support with Employment Law, Health and Safety, Finance, Procurement and PR to name a few. Immediate access will be available to our Forum partner network who will be able to share their knowledge and advice in some of the most complex of situations you may come across in your business.

    Customisable templates, business guides, resources and a closed group discussion network forum for our members only will also be available through your membership login details that you will be issued with on signing up to a Forum Membership

    Have a question before joining? Send us a message... Click here

    * Membership pricing displayed is exclusive of VAT and will be added at checkout. Forum Sole Trader Membership of £80 per annum is for sole trader businesses only with zero employees. If your business then employs staff you will need to advise the Forum of Private Business immediately and your membership subscription will be amended.  Staffing numbers are required for insurance purposes. Forum Guides are available at an additional charge subject to Forum Membership subscription criteria.  In order to download templates, you will need to be a member of the Forum of Private Business.
    ** Annual membership covers all directors/principles; there are no hidden costs or fees.
    *** Contact the member helpline on 01565 626001 before acting in any situation which might result in a tribunal to ensure your business is covered by our legal expenses insurance.
    To join us or if you have any further queries please contact our membership advisors on 01565 626001 or email. Full T&C's apply which can be found here.

    Thinking of becoming a member, but have a couple of questions? Ask our Membership Team: