Information regarding the Application Form.
Membership to join the network is conditional upon confirmation of the application form. Members should complete the application form available on the Better Business Network website. If accepted, the member will have access to the Better Business Network according to their chosen membership level. If you are unable to access the application form or have any difficulties/questions regarding the contents of the application form, please contact the Better Business Network.
We reserve the right to reject an applicant and remove their access to the Better Business Network.
If an application is unsuccessful, the Better Business Network team will retain the applicant’s contact details for six months. The prospective member will be notified of this decision via email
The information provided within the application process is to ensure the prospective business/member applying for membership shares the same values as the Better Business Network community.
Questions included within the application concerning your business relate to the industry the business operates in, the type of business it is, and the purpose behind the business. Further information regarding your business goals and accreditations alongside your membership in additional business networks form part of the application form. These details are necessary to ensure that all businesses/members who join the network comply with the values of the network and are purpose-driven businesses who want to grow their business and make the world a better place.
Examples of businesses that do not comply with the values of the network and thus shall not be admitted for membership are conglomerates or those involved in the production, operation, trade, or sale of any the following.
Fast fashion, tobacco, gambling, firearms and weapons, pornography, payday or high interest lending, MLM’s, zero hour contracts or a history of human rights violations.
This is not an exhaustive list: the Better Business Network team works on a case by case basis, and all applications are dealt with individually.
If we require further information from a business during the application process, we will contact them directly.
“Application for Membership Form”: means the application for membership form to be completed and submitted to the Better Business Network in order to become a Member of the Network.
“Network” means The Better Business Network with correspondence address of C/O betternotstop, 469 Kingsway, Manchester M19 1NR.
“Contract Term” means a period of twelve months, renewable on a yearly basis until the agreement is terminated by either party in accordance with these terms.
“Events’ ‘ constitutes the in person and virtual events that the Network organises in each Contact Term.
“Event Fee” means the fee charged to Members; guests of Members that are attending with a Member and non-members.
“Member” means the person or company who is named on the Application for Membership form and for whom, following acceptance by the Network, the Network has agreed to provide services to, in accordance with these terms.
“Members Directory” means the page on the Network’s Website that details the name, employer, business contact details, photograph and description of business of each Member.
“Membership” means the period of time when a Member is contracted to the Network.
“Membership Fee” means the payment made by a Member to the Network to cover membership costs for the Contract Term.
“Membership Term” means a period of 12 months.
“Specified Service” means the service provided by the Network and set out in clause 3 to these Terms and Conditions.
“Terms and Conditions”: means the terms and conditions of Membership set out below.
“Website”: means the network’s website https://thebetterbusiness.network/
- Agreement to these Terms
When applying for Membership of the Network, the Member confirms that they have read and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. Upon membership being accepted by the Network the Member will be provided with their own copy of the Terms and Conditions and they should be retained for future reference.
- Supply of the Specified Service
3.1 The Network shall at its sole discretion provide the following Specified Service to the Member:
(a) free advertisement on the Member’s Directory;
(b) a hyperlink to the website of the Member’s employer from the website;
(c) regular email communication promoting forthcoming Events;
(d) opportunity to attend Events;
(e) opportunity to meet and network with like minded business owners;
(f) opportunity to promote your business and/or employer;
(g) opportunity to present to other Members about the services of your business and/or employer; and
(h) opportunity to exhibit your business and/or employer at Events.
3.2 The Specified Service is given to the Member subject to these Terms and Conditions.
3.3 The Network shall use its reasonable endeavours to provide the Specified Service within the advertised times.
3.4 The Network may at any time without notifying the Member make any changes to the Specified Service which are necessary to comply with any safety or other statutory requirements and/or which do not materially affect the nature or quality of the Specified Service.
3.5 Any other changes or additions to the Specified Service or to these Terms will be notified to the Member in writing by the Network in advance of those changes taking place.
- Contract Term and Payments
4.1 Membership of the Club is for an initial Contract Term of 12 months and is subject to payment of the Membership Fee monthly.
4.2 Following the expiry of the initial Contract Term and any subsequent Contract Term, the Member must renew their Membership paying the Membership Fee for the next Contact Term otherwise Membership is terminated in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
4.3 Non-members will be charged the Event Fee plus an additional charge.
4.5 All charges quoted to the Member for the provision of the Specified Service and Events are exclusive of VAT.
- Warranties and Liability
5.1 The Network warrants to the Member that the Specified Service will be provided using reasonable care and skill as far as reasonably possible. Where the Network uses the service of any agent or third party (such as speakers at events) the Network does not give any warranty, guarantee or indemnity in that respect.
5.2 The Network shall not be liable to the Member by reason of any representation (unless fraudulent or negligent) for any loss of profit or any indirect, special or consequential loss, damage costs, expenses or other claims (whether caused by the negligence of the Network or its agents or otherwise) which arise out of or in connection with the provision of the Specified Service and the entire liability of the Network under or in connection with the Membership or Specified Service shall not exceed twice the Membership Fee for that Membership Term, except as expressly provided in these Terms and Conditions. This warranty is in lieu of all other terms, conditions and warranties, expressed or implied statutory or otherwise and any other liabilities whatsoever and howsoever arising.
5.3 The Network shall not be liable to the Member or be deemed to be in breach of these Terms and Conditions by reason of any delay in performing, or any failure to perform, any of the Network’s obligations in relation to the Specified Service, if the delay or failure is due to any cause beyond the Network’s reasonable control, and time shall not be of the essence. In respect of an event cancelled by the Network for any reason whatsoever, liability shall be limited to refunding any extra Event Fee.
- Termination of Membership
6.1 The Member may terminate the Membership by giving written notice to the Network within 30 days. If notice is given during the Contract Term, the Member will be refunded the Membership Fee for the Contract Term.
6.2 Either party may at any time terminate the Membership by immediate written notice if the other commits any material breach of these Terms and Conditions or goes into liquidation, becomes bankrupt, makes a voluntary arrangement with its creditors or has a receiver or administrator appointed.
6.3 Upon termination of the Membership for whatever reason all sums owed by the Member to the Network shall become due and payable by the Member with immediate effect.
- Insolvency of Member
7.1 This clause applies in the following circumstances:
7.1.1 The Member makes a voluntary arrangement with its creditors or (being an individual or firm) becomes bankrupt or (being a company) becomes subject to an administration order or goes into liquidation (otherwise than for the purposes of amalgamation or reconstruction);
7.1.2 An encumbrance takes possession, or a receiver is appointed, of any of the property or assets of the Members;
7.1.3 The Member ceases, or threatens to cease, to carry on business;
7.1.4 The Network reasonably believes that any of the above events is about to happen and notifies the Member accordingly; or
7.2 If this clause applies then, without limiting any other right or remedy available to the Network, the Network may cancel the Contract or suspend Membership, including access to its Website and attendance at Events.
8.1 Membership allows all a Member’s personnel to access certain areas of the Website. If a Member decides to cancel their Membership, access will stop.
8.2 If you enter your details in any enquiry form or contact form you are giving your express permission for your details to be added to our database for contact and marketing purposes. Your details may be provided to a third party, see Clause 8.4 below.
8.3 The Network understands that email marketing is a useful tool; however, Members are politely asked to keep email marketing to other Members to a minimum and to include an ‘opt-out’ facility on every email. The Network reserves the right to suspend the Member’s access to the Website in the event of complaints from other Members, and such complaints would constitute a breach of these Terms and Conditions.
8.4 Members and attendees at an Event acknowledge and accept that the Network reserves the right to publish email contact details of the attendees at each Event. The contact details may be provided to other attendees, the speaker, the venue, nominated charities or other worthy causes (as determined by the Network from time to time). If you would prefer that your contact details are not published, please let us know by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
8.5 As a Member of the Network, the Member agrees to conduct themselves in a professional and business-like manner, treating other members with respect at all times. If the Network should receive a complaint about any Member’s behaviour, it reserves the right to suspend Membership. Such complaints would constitute a breach of these Terms and Conditions.
8.6 Membership of the Network is at the sole discretion of the Network and it reserves the right to refuse Membership.
8.8 Waiver. No failure or delay by either party in exercising any of its rights under these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed to be a waiver of that right, and no waiver by either party of any breach of these Terms and Conditions by the other shall be considered as a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same or any other provision.
8.9.1 Each party undertakes that it shall not at any time disclose to any person any confidential information concerning the business, affairs, customers, clients or suppliers of the other party, except as permitted by below.
8.9.2 Each party may disclose the other party’s confidential information:
(a) to its employees, officers, representatives, subcontractors or advisers who need to know such information for the purposes of carrying out the party’s obligations under these Terms and Conditions. Each party shall ensure that its employees, officers, representatives, subcontractors or advisers to whom it discloses the other party’s confidential information comply with this clause; and
(b) as may be required by law, a court of competent jurisdiction or any governmental or regulatory authority.
8.9.3 Neither party shall use the other party’s confidential information for any purpose other than to perform its obligations under these Terms and Conditions.
8.10 Notices. Any notice to the Club is to be sent in writing to C/O Hannah Cox, 469 Kingsway, Manchester M19 1NR or by email to email@example.com .Notices to the Member will be sent to the address on the application form, unless the Network is otherwise informed in writing. The provisions of this clause shall not apply to the service of any proceedings or documents in any legal action.
8.11 Severance. If any provision or part-provision of these Terms and Conditions is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be deemed modified to the minimum extent necessary to make it valid, legal and enforceable. If such modification is not possible, the relevant provision or part-provision shall be deemed deleted. Any modification to or deletion of a provision or part-provision under this clause shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the rest of the Terms and Conditions.
8.12 Entire agreement. These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes and extinguishes all previous agreements, promises, assurances, warranties, representations and understandings between them, whether written or oral, relating to its subject matter.
8.12.1 Each party agrees that it shall have no remedies in respect of any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made innocently or negligently) that is not set out in this agreement. Each party agrees that it shall have no claim for innocent or negligent misrepresentation based on any statement in these Terms and Conditions.
8.13 Variation. No variation of Membership shall be effective unless it is in writing and signed by the parties (or their authorised representatives).
8.14 Force majeure. Neither party shall be in breach of these Terms and Conditions nor liable for delay in performing, or failure to perform, any of its obligations under these Terms and Conditions if such delay or failure result from events, circumstances or causes beyond its reasonable control.
8.15 Third parties. No one other than a party to these Terms and Conditions shall have any right to enforce any of its terms.
8.16 Governing law. These Terms and Conditions, and any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.
8.17 Jurisdiction. Each party irrevocably agrees that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with these Terms and Conditions or its subject matter or formation.
Our Members Impact fund will begin when we have one hundred paying growth members
If you have any questions about these terms and Conditions please contact us:
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org