PLASA Launches Clinic
Tuesday, 4 September 2001
For the first time PLASA is running an on-site clinic at the PLASA Show to lend useful business support and advice to member companies exhibiting at the event. This new initiative, which will also see the launch of a new health-related service, is aimed not only at existing PLASA members, but also at prospective members who can learn for themselves the advantages to be gained from using PLASA services. During the course of the Show, representatives from the Association's range of service providers will be on hand in the PLASA Clinic to answer questions and assist members. Services available include the following:

Telephone Interpreting Service provided by Comunicado: interpreters specializing in over 100 languages. Cost is charged per minute, less than half price to PLASA members.

Legal Advice Service provided by Sherman Phillips: advice on intellectual property, contract, leasehold matters and company matters. Free 15 minutes of advice per call. Solicitor will advise if any costs to be incurred.

PLASA Insurance Scheme provided by Allan, Chapman and James: single comprehensive policy with wide range of benefits including exhibitions, full theft cover, samples and spares, financial loss etc. Further policies include medical insurance, stakeholder pensions. Preferential rates for UK company members.

Human Resources provided by CP Associates: professional advice on human resource issues including terms of employment, pay reviews, redundancy etc. Free service to eligible members.Business Financial Reporting Service provided by Dun and Bradstreet: financial reports evaluating a company’s performance, credit recommendation etc. Cost is subsidized by PLASA.

Business Support Helpline provided by IRPC Group: professional advice on full range of business matters including legal, PAYE, copyright and patents, debt recovery etc. Free service to eligible members.

Health Care from Forester Health: the PLASA Clinic also provides the perfect opportunity to launch PLASA’s latest service from Forester Health, which offers members a health care cash plan to complement the facilities offered by the NHS. As part of the launch, and in what must surely be a PLASA Show first, the company has arranged for a qualified physiotherapist to attend the Show to offer treatment to members.

Industry Research: representatives of Business Diagnostics will also be available during the course of the Show if anyone has questions about the PLASA research.

The PLASA Clinic can be found on J52.

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