Membership Categories & Fees

BELS Membership fees, reviewed and renewed annually, fund administration of the organisation, delivery of member benefits, meeting management/logistics, attendee services, communications, fundraising and marketing.

Primary Membership is open to accomplished individual British expats and other overseas alumni of UK universities who are working globally in the health and life sciences. UK-based life scientists who spent time in a position based abroad are also welcome to join.  Primary Membership fee: £275 annually.

BELS Charter Members  BELS Charter Members exemplify their  leadership commitment, support and championing of the BELS cause to extend the UK’s heritage of scientific excellence in the spirit of collaboration, innovation and kinship. Their generosity helps to support the planning and delivery of BELS activities. With their permission, BELS Charter Members will be  recognized in appropriate BELS communications. BELS Charter Member fee: £1,500 which includes 3 years of BELS membership.

BELS Partners   The critical annual support of these select organisations makes possible curation and global dissemination of BELS UK-centric health and life science news flow and the outstanding quality of BELS meetings. BELS Partners:

  • strengthen and expand connections with BELS Members and the sector globally
  • connect with partners, customers
  • gain a global partner with access to information and connections helpful in tackling critical issues, market expansion and penetration, and other business challenges
  • extend the reach and reputations of their organisations with a global audience of executives, clinicians and academics
  • help strengthen the global reputation of the UK as an amazing health and life science hub

To explore becoming a BELS Partner, please contact Nigel Gaymond. We will follow up to discuss any questions you might have, establish your expectations, and provide details of current Partner rates.

See Terms & Conditions of BELS Membership.

A reimbursable business expense   Subscription to BELS offers clear business benefits to both subscribers and their organisations. As such BELS subscription fees should be considered appropriate business expenses for tax purposes and for reimbursement by employers. The benefits of association with BELS are especially clear for international collaboration, business development, and knowledge flows.