Come and join the NBE Community

NBE is a leading industry authority on all aspects of moving and handling. NBE is about relationships.  Our strength comes from our membership.  Whether you’re a seasoned professional or new to the industry, it doesn’t matter, all are welcome. You will be joining an engaging and supportive community.


Why join NBE?

Some of us work in teams, some of us work in isolation. Many moving and handling practitioners, who are specialists within their organisations, work alone. By joining the NBE community you’ll feel connected. Being part of a larger body of like-minded people will give you confidence in what you do and how you do it.

Power of the People…. two heads are better than one? Well, what about a whole community! You can become part of an organised movement that fosters creativity and learning. Our members come from all corners of the moving and handling world, which gives us the power to see the full picture.  NBE is made up of a vast amount of talent, expertise, specialisms, experience, and perspectives. This enables us to influence, guide and effect change on a national level. NBE is greater than the sum of its parts…..


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What will I get?



Website – You’ll find all you need to know about NBE, the Executive Committee, local groups and much more on our website.



Forumjoin the conversation! Our Forum creates an interactive environment that fosters communication between our members. You can ask questions, learn about each other’s experiences, and share information, advise and ideas. You can develop relationships and enhance your professional network. The Forum is a great way to find assistance and support.



Column, the Journal of NBE – You will get access to quarterly publications of Column, our industry journal. Column provides a wealth of information, including latest research, interesting articles, life stories, product reviews, local group news and much more.



Blog, Social mediakeep your finger on the pulse! Our blog and social media presence provide you with news on the latest events and happenings, not just with NBE, but across the country. It’s a quick, convenient, and no-nonsense way to yourself keep up to date.



Resources – see the wide range of publications in our online shop, check out our video library and our free resource page.


Discount – receive discounts of a wide range of publications.


Webinars – provide collaborative and conversational engagement all from the comfort and convenience of your own home or office. Get fresh ideas and insights from notable experts in a wide range of topics. Ask questions, answer questions, voice your opinion, listen to other points of view, share challenges and success stories, listen and learn…. grab yourself a cuppa and enjoy!


What can I achieve?

  • Develop your knowledge and skills
  • Engage with the community
  • Drive conversations
  • Grow your professional network
  • Grow your team
  • Increase your value to your employer
  • Influence practise
  • Get involved
  • Join a special interest group
  • Join the Exec Committee
  • Attend Conference
  • Advance to Advanced Membership.


How do I convince my boss?

Tell your boss:

  • Your aims, goals, aspirations – how joining NBE meet these
  • Its not just about you, it’s about you and the team and the organisation
  • You plan to share what you learn
  • Enhancing your skills enhances the team’s skills
  • Of any knowledge and skills gaps – how NBE will fill those gaps
  • Its essential to your ongoing personal development.


Put it in writing…


Dear Boss

As moving and handling is a specialist area, I need access to external learning opportunities to keep my knowledge and skills up to date. I am requesting to join NBE.

NBE is the leading authority in the field of moving and handling. Membership subscription is just £55 per year. The benefits include:

  • Forum access – which is an interactive environment that fosters communication between members. This will enable me to enhance my professional network, tap into a large and knowledgeable community to ask for advice, assistance, and support.
  • Social media access – which will provide a quick and convenient way to keep me up to date with the latest news and events, not just with NBE, but across the country.
  • Receive quarterly publications of Column, the journal of NBE – which will provide me with a wealth of information, such as research, case studies and product reviews that will enable me to maintain and improve my high standards of practise.
  • Discounts – on a wide range of NBE publications, all relevant to the field of moving and handling.
  • Attend webinars – to listen to notable experts in a wide range of topics. I will be able to learn from other’s experiences, challenges and success stories and enhance my knowledge base.

Ongoing professional development and training is important for me to develop my knowledge and skills. Developing my skill set and knowledge base makes me better at my job. I can share my knowledge with the rest of the team. Therefore, investing in improving my skills, is an investment for the whole team.

Thank you in advance….




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