Join the OBA
Our purpose and aims
Formed in 1999, the aim of the Overton Busines Association (OBA) is to provide a united body and voice for the many businesses in and around Overton. Our purpose is to support and promote their services to a wider audience. Helping Overton to remain and grow as a sustainable business hub is at the heart of everything we do is to. We work in partnerships with local businesses and other organisations to support the community.
Who Can bECOME A MEMBER OF THE OBA?
Membership of the Overton Business Association is open to businesses and organisations based or working from the civil parish of Overton and its adjoining areas, comprising of Ashe, Deane, Laverstoke, Freefolk, Steventon and South Litchfield.
Membership Benefits - How we help your business
The OBA wants to help your business to thrive, helping you to build useful connections and promote your services or products to a wider local audience. By join us, you will receive:
An information-packed directory entry
Here on the Open Overton website, you will have a full profile with photos, links to your website and social media platforms, and a detailed description of your business.
We understand how difficult it is to make your social media posts stand out with the amount of traffic around. Through our own Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts, we will share and create posts to help support your business, your special offers, important news and upcoming events.
Your business will be promoted via this website and we will happily share your news and events on the relevant pages. We invite you to get involved with all of our own events, including our annual Christmas Market.
We offer regular ‘photo days’ where we will come and take photos of you and your business, to help with promotion and updating your profile page.
We hold quarterly member meetings, with the opportunity to meet fellow OBA members, network, take part in training and tell us want you want from the association.
You will have access to advice and, potentially, funds via our strong relationship with the Economic Development Team at the Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council. We also send out a regular newsletter outlining latest training opportunities, tips and advice.
We can offer to help to fight issues that matter to you, affecting our local area and economy, through our contact with our local councillors and MP.
Phone box advertising
All OBA members are also invited to display their products and services, or advertise their business in a converted telephone box in the centre of the village. Visit Ian Harrison in Physical Balance to make your booking.
Our membership fee is just £48 per year (that is £4 per month!), with just £24 for additional businesses.
Upon joining, we will ensure we share, like and ‘shout about’ your website and social media profiles through our own social media platforms - offering substantial reach.
We will help you to create an information-packed profile for the Open Overton directory.
You will also receive an electronic version of the Proud Member of Open Overton’ logo for you to include on your electronic and print marketing, as well as a window sticker for your shop, office or car.
Come along to our next members’ meeting on Thurs 12th September and introduce yourself to other OBA members. We will help you network and collaborate with other local businesses.
All of this for just £48 per year – join now