Why become a Partner?

Founding Partners

The Compass Association has set up a Founding Partner Membership alongside its General Members and Corporate Business Partners packages.  The Founding Partners are engaged to establish this sector of the Industry and are seen as visionaries and business leaders with a strong acumen towards creating a sustainable industry sector. 
Founding Partners have the opportunity to drive the industry and may wish to take a leadership role in the Association and receive a high level of recognition for their services to the industry sector.


Raise your Brand Profile

  1. Use of specially designed exclusive Founding Partner corporate logo
  2. Recognition by DfE, Government and key organisations in sport
  3. Attendance at annual National Conference, Awards Ceremonies and Gala evenings

Generate more Business and Save Money

  1. Reduced Insurance Premiums through a collective bargaining agreement
  2. Schools (DfE) will recognise that you have satisfied our rigorous “QA” Membership criteria
  3. Discounts with approved Corporate Business Partners
  4. Compass will write bid applications as a recognised Industry Sector for Government grants and Funding (UKCES & GIF)
  5. Engagement on Corporate Social Responsibility Projects 

Influence Key Stakeholders and gain Market Intelligence

  1. Marketing intelligence and links with various external national organisations
  2. Potential member of governance and committee structure
  3. Industry representations & voice at Central Government level
  4. Newsfeeds, email updates, Facebook, LinkedIn groups, Twitter – we will keep you up-to-date with what’s happening at Compass and in our industry, region and sector. 
Founding Partnership membership fee is £5000 and is limited to 25 organisations.

Corporate Business Partners
The Compass Association has set up Corporate Business Membership alongside its General Members and Founding Partners packages.  Corporate Business Partners are formally recognised for their contribution to the Association and enjoy preferred supplier status. 

Compass is comprised of organisations involved in the delivery of children’s sport and physical activity in the UK, who employ over 60,000 delivery staff and collectively spend several millions of pounds with suppliers each year.  Our Corporate Business Partners have unique access to our members, including the opportunity to develop long-term business partnerships with some of the leading brands in the industry.

Compass is seeking to work with suppliers of goods and services that are of interest to our membership on the basis that this is a sponsored arrangement and should be considered a quality assurance endorsement.  New membership applications will be considered against a number of criteria, including the potential partner’s ability to service our members’ needs and the existing suppliers in that category with a polity to promote competition rather than overcrowding.


Generate more Direct Business

  1. Full access to Members database
  2. Bespoke programme with CEO
  3. Opportunity to present an offer to Members
  4. Social media marketing support 

Raise your Brand Awareness

  1. Use of Corporate Business Partner Compass logo and brand as “Preferred Supplier”
  2. Business profile and link to your website from the Compass website 

Influence Key Stakeholders and gain Market Intelligence

  1. Attendance at Regional network and forum events
  2. Attendance at annual National Conference with reduced exhibition stand costs,
  3. Attendance at Awards Ceremonies and Gala evenings 
Corporate Business Partnership membership fee is £5000