On being appointed as a Eurofins | BLC Member, we accept and agree to observe the below conditions of membership (the "Membership").

For the avoidance of doubt, the terms ‘membership’ or 'member' are not intended to imply or grant any ownership or control of the corporate entity that is Eurofins | BLC Leather Technology Centre Limited and any application to become a member is not a subscription for shares in Eurofins BLC Leather Technology Centre Limited. the membership grants the member access to the services detailed below in accordance with these conditions of membership.

 

1. MANAGEMENT AND MEMBERSHIP

1.1 The affairs of the Eurofins | BLC Membership shall be managed by the directors of Eurofins | BLC or such person as they may nominate, from time to time (the "Board").

1.2 The Members of the Eurofins | BLC Membership shall be such persons as the Board may agree (in their sole discretion) to admit as Members from time to time and the Members shall pay pursuant to Condition 2 such subscription rate as the Board shall from time to time decide. The Board may refuse at any time to renew a Members Membership or re-entry to the Eurofins | BLC Membership.

1.3 A register shall be kept of the names and addresses of the Members.

 

2. SUBSCRIPTION ON INITIAL ENTRY OR ON RE-ENTRY

2.1 The annual subscription rate determined by Eurofins | BLC, from time to time, is to be paid by the member at the time of initial entry or re-entry to Eurofins | BLC (and for the avoidance of doubt, such sums shall be payable to Eurofins BLC Leather Technology Centre Limited). The annual subscription rate on the date of entry or re-entry will be valid for two years, following which it may be increased and such increase shall be based on the All Items Retail Price Index as published by the UK Office for National Statistics, from time to time, provide that the final decision in relation to any increase in subscription rates shall be for the Board to determine at its sole discretion.

2.2 Subject to condition 5, Members agree and undertake to subscribe for at least three consecutive years on entry or re-entry into Membership and shall pay the subscription rate each year.

 

3. RESIGNATION OF MEMBER

3.1 It is a condition of Membership, subject to 2.2 above, that notice of resignation from a Member will be valid only if submitted in writing to the Eurofins | BLC Company Secretary at least six months before the end of the subscription year and on payment, with such notice of, any and all outstanding subscription rates. For the avoidance of doubt, a Member may not resign until the third anniversary of the date of their entry or re-entry of the Eurofins | BLC Membership.

 

4. SAFEGUARDING OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

4.1 Members are required to undertake to treat and to require all employees, consultants or agents to treat all information obtained from Eurofins | BLC and which is not public knowledge nor openly published elsewhere, as strictly confidential and not to be communicated either directly or indirectly to any corporation or person not a current Member without the prior written consent of the Board (such consent will only be given by Eurofins | BLC if required by law). The Member shall continue to abide by this provision in the event of ceasing to be a Member.

 

5. TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP

5.1 The Board reserves the right to terminate any Members Membership with immediate effect, by giving notice to the Member, if:

5.1.1 the Member fails to pay any amount due to Eurofins | BLC (including but not limited to the annual subscription rate) on the due date for payment and the Member remains in default if not less than seven (7) days after being notified in writing to make such payment;

Eurofins BLC Leather Technology Centre Limited

Kings Park Road, Moulton Park, Northampton,

NN3 6JD, United Kingdom

Registered No 07009052 (England)

+44 (0)1604 679 999

+44 (0)1604 679 998

[email protected]

www.blcleathertech.com

 or

5.1.2 the Member goes into administration, a voluntary arrangement, liquidation, bankruptcy, receivership or ceases to carry on its business; or

5.1.3 there is a change of control of the Member (and for the purpose of this conditions 5.1.3 "control" means the ability to direct the affairs of another person, whether by virtue of the ownership of shares, contract or otherwise); or

5.1.4 the Member is in breach of condition 4 above and (if such breach is remediable) fails to remedy the breach within a period of seven (7) days of being notified to do so; or

5.1.5 in Eurofins | BLC's opinion, there is a conflict of interest, or potential conflict of interest, between that of Eurofins | BLC and the Member for whatever reason; or

5.1.6 something material and adverse occurs to the Member or any person associated with the Member that, in the Board's opinion, makes it undesirable for the Member to continue in Membership.

5.2 Upon termination of this Members Membership for whatever reason, the Member shall:

5.2.1 return all samples, material and documents belonging to Eurofins | BLC;

5.2.2 immediately cease using any intellectual property belonging to Eurofins | BLC (including but not limited to copyright or trademarks (save for the Leathermark which shall be governed by separate terms and conditions)); and

5.2.3 Immediately pay Eurofins | BLC the full amount of all sums due from the Member.

 

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Our Accreditations

Eurofins | BLC holds accreditations from UKAS, CPSC, and ILAC, and has auditors approved to carry out LWG audits. Trust Eurofins | BLC to deliver some of the most accurate test results in the industry.

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Testimonials

"Membership allowed us to use the expertise of Eurofins | BLC to improve our suppliers' environmental performance."

Clarks International

United Kingdom

"I just wanted to say a big thanks for 2 great days of leather education last week."

IKEA

Sweden

"I enjoyed all of the leather course as a chemist I wanted to understand the whole process of making leather."

Smit & zoon

Netherlands

"We thought every part of the Eurofins | BLC leather course was very informative and interesting."

John Lewis Partnership

United Kingdom

“10 years of Eurofins | BLC Membership has enabled us to provide continuous assurance of product quality and safety, giving our customers greater confidence in our products.”

ScS

United Kingdom

"Smart chemical testing of wet blue saves our business time and money."

Casino Hide Tanners

Australia

"We were very impressed by the speaker on the leather training course who had excellent knowledge of the subject."

Next

United Kingdom

"Eurofins | BLC Membership allows us to develop innovative high quality raw materials in order to continue our product improvement programme."

Mulberry

United Kingdom

"Through Eurofins | BLC Membership, we have access to technical support for leather product testing, helping us to provide more efficient services to our customers."

William Lamb

United Kingdom

"I enjoyed the combination of theoretical and practical training on the 4-day leather course."

Asos

United Kingdom

"I became a Member to take advantage their specification building services and 1-2-1 regulatory advice."

Gheli International

India

"All parts of the leather training course were relevant and very informative. I now have a new appreciation for leather!"

Ralph Lauren

United States of America

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