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Join the BSSA

Benefits of Membership

The BSSA is a member based organisation with the purpose of promoting greater use of stainless steel in the UK and Ireland and has four principal areas of activity:

Our members represent all sectors of the industry and also, all stages of the supply chain and include   producers, stockholders, processors and fabricators as well as companies providing services to the stainless steel industry.  During the past few years, membership of the BSSA has grown considerably, with 180 current members.

The main benefits of membership are:

On behalf of its members the BSSA is an active member of:

The Metals Forum which comprises the leading metal related trade associations. The aim of the members of the MF is to gain greater recognition by government and other key institutions of the size and  significance of the metals industry to the UK economy.

The ISSF, the International Stainless Steel Forum.

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI). Through our contacts with the CBI and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, we are able to provide our members with key briefings on the evolution of Brexit as we start our negotiations for a new relationship with the EU.

Becoming a Member:

Application for membership of the BSSA is open to companies and associations trading or working with stainless steel from an office or institution registered in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland.

Companies which are part of a larger group are treated as individual entities if they are located separately or engaged in different activities.

The membership year runs from 1 January to 31 December and companies joining part way through the year would pay a fee proportionate to the number of months remaining.


General membership fees fall into 5 fee bands determined by annual turnover:

There is an additional one-off joining fee of £75 + VAT.

Individual / Start-Up £150.00 £30.00
1 – < £1m £495.00 £99.00
2 – 1<2£m £645.00 £129.00
3 – 2<5£m £795.00 £159.00
4 – <£10m £995.00 £199.00
5 – £10m+ £1,375.00 £275.00
Affiliate £995.00 £199.00


Producers, distributors and raw material associations may be requested to pay a higher fee, based upon their overall share of the stainless steel market in the UK.

Fees are reviewed annually by the Board of the BSSA. The Board reserve the absolute right to approve, or otherwise, applications for membership and will not enter into correspondence regarding the reasons for their decisions.

Please click here for a Membership Application Form

Alternatively, if you would like to enquire further about membership please email: