\r\nThe Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association is launching a new range of member benefits at AQUA2017 being held at the Telford International Centre in October.\r\nThe improved benefits include a free telephone hotline for issues from HR and health and safety to tax, VAT and legal issues. There is also a huge library of documents that will be available to OATA members to help them find the answers to common issues.\r\nThe new range of benefits will be available both to businesses which join at the Show and to current members. OATA will also have special show only offers on discounted membership and training at AQUA2017.\r\n\u201cWe\u2019re very pleased to add this new range of benefits to OATA members,\u201d said Chief Executive Dominic Whitmee.\r\n\u201cVery often small to medium sized businesses \u2013 as the majority of our members are \u2013\u00a0do not have the expertise in-house to help them when problems bubble up. This new range of benefits will help our members to have free expertise in one place to research thekey issues they may encounter in the day-to-day running of their business, from HR and employment matters, to legal, health & safety, tax and VAT issues.\r\n\u201cThere\u2019s a free helpline to ring to speak to a specialist for advice on more difficult problems and a huge online document library to help them research answers as well.\u00a0I believe it will help people manage their business in a proactive way, both in a crisis when they need answers fast and to do online research on one website that has gathered all the information they will probably need in one place.\u201d\r\nAlso on offer will be free HR and health and safety healthchecks to help businesses make sure they are complying with the law as well as downloadable templates for companies to use to show they have the right procedures in place.\r\nThe new range of benefits join those currently on offer to all OATA members, including discounts on OATA\u2019s aquatic-related training packages for staff and a free insurance audit to ensure businesses have the right cover. Membership of OATA also supports the trade association\u2019s important lobbying work, promoting and protecting the trade and enhancing the reputation of the industry, especially with government and regulatory authorities.\r\nBusinesses can find out more about the new benefits at the OATA stand (F61) at AQUA2017, being held between 18 and 19 October, or by visiting\u00a0http:\/\/ornamentalfish.org\/join-us\/.