Joining the UK's leading Internet trade association offers many benefits, from new business opportunities to meeting face to face with the politicians whose opinions can affect your business. Some of the benefits of membership are below and read comments from our new and existing members here. Please get in touch with ISPA to find out further information.
ISPA represents over 200 companies in the UK internet sector; here are the main reasons why you should also join ISPA
The Logo of Responsible Internet Businesses
The ISPA UK logo is recognised by industry, parliamentarians and consumers as a sign of good business practice. The logo denotes participation in self-regulation and adherence to the ISPA UK code of practice and complaints procedure. ISPA members may use the ISPA logo on their website, headed paper and promotional material.
Free Membership of Alternative Dispute Resolution Service
Under section 54 of the Communications Act ISPs and other communications service providers must provide access to an external dispute resolution scheme for their customers or face a fine of up to £50,000.
ISPA members (with the annual turnover under £20m) receive free membership of Ombudsman Services. Further information about OS can be found here.
Invitation to and participation at ISPA's Events
Policy Subgroup meetings
Parliamentary networking events
Networking receptions and dinners
The UK Internet industry awards (the ISPAs)
Visit the Events Calendar for a full list of ISPA endorsed events for which ISPA members can claim exclusive discounts.
Members receive access to the following password-protected content:
Reports from Meetings
ISPA monitor newsletter and archive
Subgroup updates (on cyber security, broadband and liability)
EuroISPA monthly reports
Involvement in shaping public policy
ISPA helps to shape future regulation on behalf of its members. It provides opportunities for members to convey their company's interest to government officials and parliamentarians face-to-face. Members may join meetings held with Ofcom, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Home Office and the Department for Culture, Media & Sport.
The ISPA Monitor
Electronic discussion lists
Deals for members
ISPA arranges exclusive deals for members with its annual partners and a variety of companies including co-location providers.