Preferred Suppliers

An AMF preferred supplier offers members a tailored benefits package available to them through their membership. Preferred suppliers work in tandem with the AMF, ensuring that members receive the best service in their area of expertise.

Our current preferred suppliers are:invest south tyneside logosouth tyneside college logo

Benefits of becoming a preferred supplier
  • Access to AMF monthly meetings via 2 x 20-minute presentation slots per annum.
  • Dedicated separate bulletin 4 times per annum.
  • Inclusion in combined quarterly bulletin with other preferred suppliers.
  • Forum to update members on a new preferred supplier when they come on board – via the regular bulletin.
  • Pop-up banner and literature displayed at every monthly meeting.
  • Logos placed appropriately on selected AMF stationery and e-mails.
  • A preferred supplier will be afforded the opportunity to host ‘satellite’ forum meetings such as a breakfast seminar that the AMF will assist in promoting to its members.
  • The AMF will promote the suppliers offering to any manufacturing companies it visits where they see the potential use for the service.
  • A preferred supplier will be advertised on the AMF website as such with links to their website.
How to become a Preferred Supplier

Preferred suppliers must be members / associate members of the AMF. Organisations who wish to be considered for preferred supplier status should contact a member of the team who will be happy to discuss their offer.

There is an annual cost to become a preferred supplier.

Terms and Conditions of being a preferred supplier
  1. It remains the responsibility of the preferred supplier to network, promote by their own means and gain the best possible return out of the arrangement. The AMF can and will assist but will not act as the sole vehicle for carrying out the suppliers sales / marketing activity.
  2. Once the application has been approved and terms of the arrangement agreed, the preferred supplier will be asked to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with AMF.
  3. The initial preferred supplier arrangement will run for a period of 12 months from the date of the Memorandum of Understanding.
  4. Preferred Suppliers are asked to operate an ‘open book’ monitoring system which means that the AMF can verify the amount of commission payable to the AMF.
  5. One month’s notice is required to terminate a preferred supplier agreement unless both parties agree to a shorter period of time.
  6. The Preferred Supplier fee will be refunded if the agreement is terminated. Please note, any refund will be pro-rated across the terms of the agreement e.g. If the agreement is cancelled in month six, five months will be refunded (the remaining time frame minus one month’s notice).
What to do next?
If you are interested in finding out more about our preferred suppliers, our forum meetings or how to become a member of AMF, call us on 0191 481 3480.