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Cytech Accreditation & full ACT membership now available for 60 per annum - the equivalent of just 5 per month!

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

Cytech Accreditation ACT News GraphicThe Association of Cycle Traders (ACT), established over 105 years ago, has restructured and partnered with the Independent Retailers Confederation (IRC) to become even more influential in meeting the needs of independent retail.

Cycle businesses at every level will benefit from extended business support with new services being added to the portfolio alongside a reduced pricing structure to cater for all businesses. 

The restructure means that full annual ACT membership, including Cytech Accreditation, is now available for £60p.a. the equivalent of just £5p.m.!

Cytech Accreditation is only available to ACT members with at least one mechanic trained to Cytech technical two or above. More information can be found here.

 

Key features of Cytech Accreditation:

  • Promotion as a professional specialist cycle retailer with qualified staff, offering recognition for your investment in people and service
  • Rights to use Cytech Accredited status instore, online and in all other marketing and advertising activities you may undertake providing it meets Cytech's promotion guidelines
  • A Cytech Accredited badge will be displayed on your individual shop listing on The Cycling Experts and other related consumer websites
  • Benefit from growing consumer recognition of the Cytech brand, highlighting the industry standard and the benefits of buying a bike from a Cytech Accredited retailer

If you are already Cytech Accredited, visit the Cytech Accredited Shops page to check you are listed.

 

More about Cytech Training

The Cytech technical training programme has grown despite the lockdown closure of training centres globally during Spring/Summer. 

The Cytech technical training programme, created by the ACT, is now delivered on 4 continents, with Cytech qualified technicians operating in 46 countries. Cytech certified candidate numbers are over 10% ahead of last year, with many courses now pre-booked well into 2021.

New training centres are planned to open internationally in 2021, but the UK is again leading the skills programme roll out, assisted by the updated Cytech cycle apprenticeship programme launched this summer.

Cytech theory one demand is also now up over 300% in the UK year to date.

 

How do I get Cytech qualified?

ACT members benefit from the following discounts on the Cytech theory one course:


Membership level Gold Silver UK cycles community Public
Standard Price
(excluding VAT)
£41.67 £62.50 £83.33 £125.00

 
Visit the training page for more information. 

 

Join the ACT

To learn more about the ACT's restructure and new and improved pricing read the ACT brochure or click on the link below to join the ACT now.
 

 

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