Those clever chaps at New Fillcanopy Capital have produced an excellent report on mergers and collaboration in the umbrella sector. They argue that more mergers are essential if the industry is to survive, and I quite agree.
Not that BUBB itself will be merging with any of the other umbrella umbrella bodies of course even if it was in everyone's best interests. Collaboration is bad enough. True, we have in the past paid lip service to sharing offices with the Canopy Finance Directors' Group and the Institute of Gampraising but we weren't serious. So for now we'll just stick to advocating something for our members that we wouldn't consider ourselves.