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The Benefits of Membership

As a member company within the UK IT Association, you will join an elite band of some of the finest IT specialists around.  Member companies are carefully selected on the basis of work and a track record of serving their client base with value for money solutions. 

As a member of UKita, you will be invited to join the branch of your choice with the option to network across any of the branches, regionally or nationally.

Active branches can be found throughout the Midlands and are forming in various parts of the UK due to growing demand.

UKita membership benefits are broken down into three key elements:


• Direct Opportunities – ‘member only’ log-in; provides access to tenders, reseller, collaboration and marketing opportunities
• Networking - branch, regional & national events; free or reduced rates plus exhibition stand space
• Boost Website Rankings - full profile included on our website with links to your own
• PR & Marketing Opportunities – member news stories and ability to advertise events, vacancies and reseller opportunities
• Offers from Sponsors/Partners – access to ‘partner deals’; includes free access to Oracle OPN (worth £160) and easier access to IBM Express Partner scheme and O2 Blackberry offers. Recently there have been Exclusive Mortgage Deals with West Bromwich Building Society, member to member discounts and free FPB membership deals.


• Quality Mark – At a minimal cost to members; exclusive tenders for quality approved members and reassurance for customers
• SIIG’s (Special Interest & Innovation Groups) – includes ‘Learning & Development’, ‘Software Development’, ‘Mobile & Wireless’, ‘Women in Technology’ and others
• FREE Legal Advice – 24hour e-mail response
• Access to ICT Experts – fellowship; ability to engage with membership base and affiliates


• Strategic Alliances with Other Organisations – including The IET, Lsc and BCS; access information, attend events and receive discounts
• Strategic Alliances with Universities and Colleges – including CoVE (Centre of Vocational Excellence) colleges, incubation units and business schools

UKita is actively involved with Regional Development Agencies, particularly AWM (Advantage West Midlands).  We are also part of the region's Business Task Force for the 2012 Olympic Games.

We are constantly looking for new ways to add value for member companies so this list is regularly updated. 

To speak to someone about membership benefits, please do not hesitate to call UKita Central Office on 0121 506 9320 or email [email protected]

UK Plans

The organistion was originally formed as the West Midlands IT Association and launched as UK IT Association in June 2006, following demand in other areas.  We plan to grow organically and new branches will reflect pockets of interest as they arise.  As a UKita member, you will be entitled to participate in any events being organised by other branches at any time, allowing you to network and join in anything that will provide a benefit for your business!

For more information and to join UKita click here

As a member of UKita, you will benefit from:-

- New business opportunities

- Membership of a recognised specialist ICT group

- Regional support and representation

- Access to accreditation and quality standards

- Training and development programs

- Regional and local networking

- Working with regional partners such as universities, colleges, local authorities, Business Links, Small Business Services, DTI programmes and Chambers of Commerce

- ICT research and development

- Exhibitions and advertising

- Corporate marketing

- Group tendering opportunities

- Market intelligence and research

- Overseas missions and UKita international groups

-The opportunity to attain a Quality Mark Accreditation from UKita to improve your profile at a minimal cost. 

- An online discussion platform where networking and help benefit forum users.