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CAI Safe Working at Height Refresher
Telephone: 01923 803 030
Chip & Pin Solutions
Telephone: 0800 881 8104
The CAI has partnered with Constructionline to offer members discounted access to millions of pounds’ worth of live contracts out for tender throughout the UK. Constructionline has developed a new platform designed to connect ‘supplier’ companies with ‘buyers’ looking for contractors and subcontractors. It’s a simple premise: the buyer posts the contracts available and searches through the database of accredited supplier companies for appropriate contractors to invite to tender. The whole process is greatly speeded up as supplier members can store the majority of information needed for the prequalification process on Constructionline’s highly secure database. Details of industry accreditations, liability insurance, financial references etc. are all held centrally in its real time, dynamic, verified database and only need to be supplied once. The uploading process has also been made easier as documents can now be placed in the system as a client’s time allows, perhaps over several separate visits to the Constructionline site. The system is particularly beneficial for smaller contracting companies, allowing them to compete on a level playing field with larger organisations who may have dedicated bid writers. For the buyers, the attraction is the easy access to a range of suppliers whose details and accreditations have already been checked and verified.
As well as direct online access to new business opportunities, Constructionline offers a wealth of ‘Meet the Buyer’ events across the country and a calendar of information and learning events including Continuous Professional Development events and training from industry experts. Through our partnership with Constructionline, we are able to offer our members a 15 months for the price of 12 – that’s equivalent to a 25% discount on the first year of membership - a low-cost and low-risk way to fully investigate the opportunities available.
Constructionline is the largest and most lucrative business-generation platform for SME contractors in the UK construction industry and is a widely recognised resource for the UK construction industry, providing unparalleled opportunities for service providers.
Construction National Magazine
The website carries the CAI logo at the foot of the home page and for a discounted price of just £95 + vat CAI members can have a Profile listing in a Directory accessed via the CAI logo for a period of 12 months. The profile will include; full contact details, live website link, live e-mail link, description of services, logo and images, key search words and a Google map.
To secure your company’s listing contact John Conway on the contact details below. The listing will be designed by their in-house team and a proof sent to you for approval and amendment before invoicing.
Telephone: 0161 710 3876
Telephone: 01923 803 030
- Lower fuel costs
- Higher productivity
- Lower overtime hours
- Reduced vehicle mileage
- Real-time fleet monitoring
- Increased fleet security
- Improved driver communication & customer service
Telephone: 0800 456 854
Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions
Competitive rates on cars and LCV’s available on personal and business lease. Providing a unique log-on to Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions quote system and special offer web-site for each CAI member. This will provide access to quotes on full car and LCV database (any mainstream make and model). Various terms and mileage on offer per annum. Current pricing is more competitive than an indirect broker.
Telephone: 0343 351 9073 - Option 2
Members Portal: www.hitachicapitalcontrol.co.uk/cc/cai
Jelf Insurance Brokers
Jelf also offer expert support when you are required to set up a new workplace pension. Auto Enrolment is new, complex and deadline-driven, and there can be heavy fines if you fail to comply. Jelf have developed two streamlined Auto Enrolment solutions to help small businesses (typically less than 30 employees), set up a new workplace pension and get themselves Auto Enrolment compliant. If you require further information please contact Gordon Murdoch at Jelf.
Telephone: 01634 360 000
Telephone: 0800 551 188
The Fuelcard People
The Fuelcard People have partnered with the CAI to save members up to 5p per litre on the national average pump prices, for both petrol and diesel, and up to 10p per litre on motorway refuelling. This level of preferential pricing is only available to members who will not find a better deal anywhere. Cutting costs with a fixed price fuel card is only the start of the benefits:
- No transaction charges or other hidden benefits
- No payment in advance, single weekly invoice
- No interest charges on free credit
- No need for paperwork and administration
- No security worries about card fraud or misuse
- No problems claiming back the VAT on fuel
Personal service and more:
- Your own dedicated account manager
- Comprehensive tailored reports available 24/7
- Full protection against lost or stolen cards
- Fast, easy refuelling includes supermarket forecourts
- Nationwide coverage from motorways to country lanes
Telephone: 0844 808 2013
In February 2015, the CAI achieved scheme operator status for TrustMark, the only Government-endorsed scheme for all trades in and around the home, and it will enable Installing Members to apply for TrustMark status so that they can be found by homeowners using the TrustMark postcode search facility. The TrustMark scheme operator license was awarded to the CAI following a thorough assessment of all its processes for vetting and inspecting installers as well as its customer service policies, compliance audits, quality management and complaint handling procedures.
TrustMark is the Government endorsed quality scheme that signposts people to reputable local tradesmen. It is a registered social enterprise, operated under licence from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). TrustMark’s website has an easy to use UK wide postcode search facility, which provides details of more than 21,000 licensed trades and has the largest database of accredited tradesmen in the country.
Benefits of the TrustMark Accreditation
- CAI is the only Scheme Operator for the aerial & satellite industry making all consumer enquiries from this trade going to CAI members. We also cover CCTV and access communications trades.
- By being Government endorsement, the TrustMark logo is recognised throughout the UK by homeowners.
- TrustMark's national advertising on TV, radio, newspapers & magazines provides a consumer route to increased enquiries.
- Added exposure with a listing on the CAI and TrustMark websites for the 'Find an Installer' county and postcode search. In 2014, more than 7.2m search results were provided to homeowners who used TrustMark website to find expert tradesmen.
If you would like to find out more about TrustMark membership, please contact Charlene McCormack.
Telephone: 01923 803 030
Mercer Marsh Benefits in conjunction with Jelf Insurance Brokers
The CAI believes this to be an excellent benefit as part of your membership. Bespoke cover for our specialist industry is key, and provides you with the specific cover you require to protect yourself and your employee’s wellbeing.Contact Name: Jeremy Reid, Senior Consultant
Telephone: 07515 062 164
With just a couple of clicks the App creates and sends a video-based report, including a location map, time and date stamp and sender details. The Report is automatically uploaded and stored on a secure server and alerts are sent to nominated recipients, instantly giving them a link to the report.
It’s an easy, effective way to deliver inspections, and to notify others when an incident occurs.
ReportCam founder Tod Yeadon said. “We want to give riggers a practical, effective way to manage incidents, prove compliance and prevent disputes and misunderstandings. Available from January 2018, an exclusive free version will be available to members of CAI to generate awareness of the app within the industry.”
So how will this work? An email or text message will be sent to members, giving a link to download the app onto Apple and Android phones and tablets. Then it’s simple to register and start using the app… and it will work even when there is no network coverage, so you can use it on every job.
“It delivers details of any issues to show to customers, even if they are not there at the time, and proof in case you need it at a later date”, said Yeadon, “in a way which ordinary video does not because these reports show time and location details and are securely stored where they cannot be edited or tampered-with. And users can re-brand the reports with their company logo, so it’s a lot more professional than email attachments or social media tools.”
Telephone: 07801 097355