Become a Partner

Would your business welcome extra student custom? If so, you will want to become a partner of the South West’s new and exclusive student card and allow us to promote your business to the expanding student market.

If you have a business that can offer something to the ever-growing student population, we want to forge a partnership with you, and help you open your doors to thousands of new student customers each year.

By becoming an FCS Premier Card partner, you will be able to connect directly with student consumers that reside locally to you. How? Read on…

We engage with thousands of students each year and assist them with numerous requests including academic support, physical and emotional wellbeing and social integration (please visit First Class Support for more information on this). Furthermore, the FCS Premier Card is marketed through active face to face and online promotion. We have a large digital presence, with over 1,000 unique visitors a month accessing us online, and we also attend fresher’s fairs and education open days to present our business partners directly to students via the FCS Premier Card.

For businesses to become partners all we ask is that they can offer some type of discount/promotion to all FCS Premier Card holders and can commit to a minimum partnership of one year. Then, we will do the rest.

Working closely with local businesses and being knowledgeable of today’s student enables a deeper understanding of the local culture, as well as the demands of the consumer. We have listened to the students that we deal with, and we have delivered a unique and sought-after service to connect students with local businesses.

Unlike other student discount cards, the FCS Premier Card gives all post-compulsory students access to our partner’s discounts and promotions (subject to age restrictions). The FCS Premier Card promotes local businesses. The FCS Premier Card promotes disabilities within academia.

Still undecided? Here’s some key points…

From as little as £15.00 a month, FCS Premier Card partners will:

  • Have a unique presence on our site (Where To Use Your Premier Card)
  • Be given an unlimited write up on our site (News)
  • Reach up to 75,000 new student customers each year
  • Gain exposure to over 100,000 local consumers
  • Open their doors to all students (FE and HE)
  • Be able to directly notify all card holders of latest promotions (via our monthly email)
  • Be featured on all face-to-face marketing literature
  • Receive positive online feedback, ratings and reviews
  • Join an expanding local business community
  • Receive their own FCS Premier Card to use at other local businesses (dependant on partnership)
  • Receive 25% off all advertising within First Class Magazine (dependant on partnership)
  • Help support disabled students
  • Help support local businesses
  • Help improve the local economy
  • Help support local charities

 

Pay Monthly 1 Year Partnership 2 Year Partnership 3 Year Partnership

Web Presence

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Editorial (News)

 

 Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Promotional Material

 

 Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Email/SMS Shot & Social Media  

 

Yes

Yes

Partner Card

 

Yes

25% Off FCM Advertising

 

Yes

Before you apply to become a business partner, please ensure you can:

  1. Offer some type of discount/promotion to FCS Premier Card holders
  2. Commit to a minimum one-year pay monthly promotion

Okay, let’s get affiliated! Simply choose your partner’s option that is detailed below and become a business partner today!

Partnership Type

Pay Monthly

Partnership

One Year

Partnership

Two Year

Partnership

Three Year

Partnership

 

Charity / NFP

 

£7.00

 

£70.00

 

£120.00

 

£220.00

 

UK Registered Business

 

£15.00 £120.00 £220.00

£300.00

All prices are exclusive of VAT

Once partnership status has been gained, a dedicated business partnership consultant will be assigned to you to assist with the design your advert and to discuss your current and future promotions. All fully paid 3-Year business partners automatically receive 25% off additional adverts on this website, and also within FCM Magazine.

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