Whatever the size of your business, when you need legal or business advice, this can come at considerable cost. From legislative issues through to employment law, engaging expert advice isn’t always straightforward.

However, for companies working in the surface engineering sector, there is a cost-effective and reliable alternative – that’s SEA membership.

Invaluable business support when you need it

As part of membership of the SEA, members receive instant access to a free business support helpline provided by the experts at CronerTM.

When you need any business advice, whether commercial, tax, employment or health & safety, as an SEA member you can call the scheme number and be put through to an expert.  You can seek advice on a range of topics from:

  • Commercial and legal – landlord and tenancy, company law, copyright and patents, payment or contractual disputes.
  • Tax and VAT, including payroll and PAYE.
  • Employment and personnel – employee disciplinary procedures, dismissals, gross misconduct, sickness absence.
  • Health and safety – reporting an accident, hazardous substances, risk assessments, fire safety.

Certain events or issues, such as Brexit, bring with them their own set of requirements. CronerTM has all the latest guidance and advice on helping businesses through the transition period and beyond. For example, through their ‘In the Know’ publication, they provide up to the minute advice on current issues.  This includes invaluable information on a range of subjects, such as the new immigration system which comes into play on 1st January 2021 and the Apprentice Levy Funds.

Trust the SEA for expert technical and legislative advice

The CronerTM business support helpline is just one of the many value-added benefits that SEA membership offers. It means that our members have access to high quality advice whenever they need it.

When surface engineering-specific technical or legislative advice is required, the SEA is on hand.  We work hard to ensure that our members are always kept informed about the latest information on industry-specific issues.  From changes to legislation to new processes, we are available should our members need any advice.

For more details on membership, or to request a membership pack, please call us on 0121 237 1123 or email us at info@sea.org.uk.