Types of membership

Full member

As a technology company, you will be entitled to our complete range of services. techUK will only admit organisations with sound financial histories. If required, references from bankers, customers and suppliers may be requested.

Affiliate member

Whilst not a technology company, affiliates have parallel interests and objectives to those of the association. They include, but are not limited to, recruitment agencies, law firms and financial institutions.

Tech Start-Up

Tech Start-Up membership is available to small UK owned technology companies with fewer than five staff, a turnover of less than £500k and trading for less than three years. The company must be a technology company providing products or services for profit. Consultants to the technology industry are not eligible for Tech Start-Up membership.

Membership fees

The membership fee is calculated based on the UK turnover and the number of UK staff. To obtain an accurate quote please contact the membership department on 020 7331 2026 and have your UK turnover and UK staff levels to hand.

Tech Start Up membership has a flat-rate fee of £250 + VAT in year one rising to £500 + VAT in year two. From year three onwards standard techUK membership fees apply. techUK SME membership fees start from £1050 + VAT per annum. Please contact the membership team for an indication of what your full membership fee might be in year three. There are some limitations to Tech Start Up membership, compared to Full members of techUK. Please see the table below.

Our terms and conditions are that we ask for 6 months notice in writing if you wish to cancel your membership, otherwise the next year's fee remains due, and 30 days payment of invoices.

If you qualify for Tech Start-up membership and wish to apply then please complete the form below.

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If you are a technology company which has been trading less than 3 years with fewer than 5 members of staff and an annual turnover less than £500k, you would qualify for Tech Start Up membership, which is a very cost-effective way of gaining the benefits of techUK. Tech Start Up membership has been designed to help technology start-up companies get established and grow, and is offered to companies producing technology products or services; it is not available to pure consultancy companies.

If elected, we agree to abide by techUK's objectives and regulations as stated in the Memorandum and Articles of Association, to observe techUK’s code of conduct and to pay subscriptions when due. Article 3.10 of the Articles of Association sets out details of the notice period required for any member wishing to withdraw from membership.

Should your application for membership be accepted you will be notified in writing of your Admission and Subscription Dates. The anniversary of your Admission Date or such other date as may be specifically agreed by the Board of techUK will be your Subscription Date. Should you wish to withdraw from membership six months notice in writing must be given in advance of your next Subscription Date, failing which you will continue to be a member until the following Subscription Date.

Information Technology Telecommunications & Electronics Association (‘techUK’) is a company limited by guarantee registered at Companies House with number 1200318. Copies of the Memorandum and Articles of Association are available on the website, from Companies House and upon request to the Membership Department of techUK.

To read the Memorandum and Articles of Association visit www.techuk.org/about

The list of member benefits is shown below.

Member benefitMemberTech start-up
Attendance at group/councils YY
Management Committee YY
Chair/vice chair of group YY
Board member YN
Membership certificate YN
Access to mailings/newsletters YY
Business guidelines(Data protection, software pricing) YY
Business development training YY
techUK HR YY
Use of meeting rooms 1/2 day x 4 per year 4 half days per year2 half days per year
Use of networking area YY
Legal helpline YY
HR helpline YY
Software escrow YY
Business Enquiries (OJEU) YY
Member rate at techUK events YY
Business Professional Certificate YN


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