- Expert Forum
The EIS Association provides members with informal guidance on interpretation of the EIS rules; information and technical knowledge on the EIS; expert briefings on possible future rule changes; and information on amendments to the legislation once they have occurred. At least two technical seminars are held each year with sell-out attendance because of the valuable content, not to mention productive networking opportunities. Bulletins are issued as relevant during the course of the year. Members are actively encouraged to provide input to the Consultation process and Government submissions, as well as put forward specific areas of concern or difficulty.
The recent change in Government has created lively interest in the small cap sector and EISA’s team have been very involved in consultation. Members are provided fast-track access to Government departments, the Treasury, HMRC (Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs), MPs and key opinion formers with a view to amending, improving and simplifying the EIS legislation; representing members' views and concerns. The respective committees actively and successfully lobby for change and improvement to the rules to great effect.
- Exclusive Access to Information on EIS Issues - The Members Only area of EISA’s website lists statistics on EIS issues, technical information such as Pre-Budget Report submissions and other technical issues, consultation documents, slides and handouts from technical seminars and other key information. Members are provided with exclusive access to valuable technical information, such as consultation, changes to the rules, draft finance legislation, member iniatives and so forth.
- Education and Training
Access to education and training on the subject of the small cap economy and specifically on the EIS, by way of seminars, training programmes and technical briefings, via live events, email bulletins or through the Members Only area of the website. Technical seminars are accredited for CPD points. A new initiative is to produce an accredited training course which will be launched in the Spring of 2013.
- Networking and Contact
Networking at member events is productive and enthusiastic, providing opportunities for cross-fertilisation of business between members and their clients. Membership also confers access to the exclusive Members Only area of the website, which provides enhanced detail and information not available to non-members. Members have email access to other members and the three Committee members to discuss EIS issues. Invitations are automatically extended to all Association events including the Annual Chairman's Reception, the key Spring and Autumn Technical Seminars, focused mainly around changes in the Budget and Finance Bill/Pre-Budget Report respectively. As well as a wealth of technical content including the inside track on consultation, these events are very popular networking opportunities.
- Free Access to Events
Members are invited to all EISA events. These include the flagship Chairman's Annual Reception at the House of Commons and at least two technical seminars plus other events during the year including working forums.
- Event and Seminar Priority
Members and their guests have priority to limited attendance events.
- Member Marketing & Promotion
Membership ensures that the hundreds of enquirers have access to contact details in the relevant category, providing members with a source of potential clients interested in their respective services. A Members Directory is available on the website enabling member companies to promote themselves and their services with a 200 word piece on their business in order to attract the right kind of enquiries from interested parties.