Benefits of Membership

CBM membership secures a wide range of technical and business support services:

Free Employment Law helpline - In today's litigious climate, access to professional help is vital from the outset. Members have unlimited access to a genuine 24/7 service designed to help managers achieve their aims, whilst minimising risks. Follow-up consultations are available to employment tribunal level, and member companies are automatically indemnified against possible employee claims.

"Every time we've used the helpline, we've received the guidance we were looking for, or the technical answers we needed, fast and free." - George Dyke Ltd

Free Technical help - From hot forging to sheet metal processing, we can solve your problems, either via the staff at our National Metalforming Centre, or through our wide network of contacts across the industry.

Free Health and Safety Helpline - Whether you need an instant response or advice about long-term issues, this service will provide cost-effective answers whenever you need them.

"We were using other providers, but have switched to the CBM's health and safety service, and will save £5,000 in our first year." - The Regent Engineering Co (Walsall) Ltd

Free Publications - Not everyone can attend our seminars and meetings, so we circulate newsletters and quarterly Metal Matters highlighting important issues and celebrating members' achievements.

"There is always a lot of important information in the newsletters and Metal Matters magazine about energy costs, international issues, etc." - Stokes Forgings ltd

Monthly Market Reports - Our new industrial market report provides valuable information on potential sales opportunities and has been particularly well received.

Discounted Hearing and Noise Assessments - Our partner organisations who offer occupational healthcare will save you money whether you use the CBM's mobile hearing assessment vehicle, or attend an associate member's clinic.

 "The staff were well trained and explained very efficiently exactly what was happening to individual employees and the directors. The company brought a mobile unit on site to carry out the tests, meaning there was no disruption. We now feel our health and safety strategy is more robust, and our employees recognise that we do care about them." - The Regent Engineering Co (Walsall) Ltd

Climate Change Levy rebates - More than 100 member companies received rebates averaging £20,000 a piece during a year, and didn't even have the time consuming burden of administration. CBM staff will process your application, and the money you save will pay your annual subsription several times over.

Discounted Training Packages - Regular courses on such issues as lean management and Six Sigma are provided for management and shop-floor employees, either at your premises or at the National Metalforming Centre. All are heavily subsidised, some are free.

Discounted Insurance Premiums - The ever-rising cost of insurance can now jeopardise the survival of your business. Our specialist providers though will save you money without reducing essential cover.

Briefings and Seminars - Our staff and outside experts keep members abreast of such vital topics as steel prices, the latest H&S legislation, and upcoming employment law changes.

"Industry briefings and seminars are the best way of ensuring that we are all up-to-date on issues of vital importance to our businesses." - Hadley Industries Plc

Regular Meetings - Workshops and sector group meetings allow you to meet delegates from other companies and associate members who supply products and services to the industry.

Health and Safety Officer Service - The availability of a health and safety professional to carry out risk assessments and ensure the company is compliant with the latest legislation is an important addition to the CBM services to members.

"Really enlightened by your recent newsletter regarding white asbestos being harmless." - Solid Stampings Ltd 

As part of your membership benefits you have access to the health and wellness advice of Punter Southall Health & Protection; an independent health and wellness specialist, working with companies of all sizes, consumers and their families, to source the best healthcare solution to suit your needs.

Their expert consultant and customer service teams are renowned. Their knowledge, expertise and commitment means they get to know what really works for you and when relevant, are able to think further than the usual solutions.

They advise on wellness benefits, protection, online benefits, healthcare and international benefits. 

Energy updates and energy renewals 


CBM membership fees are based on the annual turnover of the company and start at only £710 per year.

If you would like to discuss the benefits further please contact Operations Director on 0121 601 6350 to arrange a meeting or if you would like to join click here to download an application form to complete.