Updates on collaborations and partnerships

Research project: attitudes to commercial collaborations and partnerships (March 2017)

Thank you to everyone who completed the survey and shared their views for this project. PARN are currently coding the data and conducting some structured interviews to complete the work. It is expected that the final report will be presented to BDA Council in May 2017.

Two new corporate members join in 2017 (February 2017)

Corporate membership with the BDA is available to companies who demonstrate a public commitment to excellence, quality and integrity. It also provides the corporate member with many opportunities to interact and partner with the BDA, and facilitates communication. For 2017, we are pleased to welcome two new corporate members as Key Supporters: Dr Schaer and the Natural Hydration Council.

Dr Schaer is likely to be familiar to BDA members as the owner of brands such as Schaer, Glutafin and Mevalia. Specialist nutrition products for patients who require a gluten free or low BDA Chief Exec Andy Burman talks about working with partners on Associations TV. Click to view now.protein diet are a key part of a dietitian’s toolkit, so our partnership will increase the communication between the BDA and the dietitians at Dr Schaer.

The Natural Hydration Council (NHC) is the UK bottled water association. It is a not for profit organisation which researches the science and communicates the facts about healthy hydration. Clear and consistent communication on healthy hydration is a key priority for the BDA as the impact of what we drink is often less recognised than what we eat. Working with partners is an effective way for us to have an influence and we look forward to bringing our member’s dietetic expertise to the work of the NHC.

We would also like to thank our other corporate members for their continued support. For more information on BDA corporate members and a (member only FAQ on the new corporate members) please visit https://www.bda.uk.com/about/workwithus/corporatemembers

Research project: attitudes to commercial collaborations and partnerships (October 2016)

The BDA Council has agreed to commission a piece of research work to assist the organisation in gaining insights from members (primarily) around the BDA’s commercial collaborations and partnerships.

The BDA as now appointed PARN to undertake this research which commences in November 2016. The project will comprise of a survey to 'take the temperature' across the membership of attitudes to commercial collaboration, plus some focus group activities which will also include other stakeholders.

BDA members can keep up to date with this project (available to members only).

If you are interested in taking part in one of the focus groups please email info@bda.uk.com for more information.