Corporate Partnership


Apply for Corporate Partnership

Your organisation can become a 'corporate partner', which enables up to 70 of your company's employees to access a range of membership benefits as 'corporate affiliates'. Corporate affiliates gain access to the society’s online resources, including all publications and the journals archive. They also receive direct communication about The OR Society's activities and opportunities.

How do Corporate Partnerships work?

You become the main contact person for the corporate partnership and your chosen colleagues become 'corporate affiliates' of The OR Society and gain access to a range of benefits. As the main contact, you receive our printed publications to share within your organisation. You and everyone you nominate may access our members-only areas of our website, read our publications online, and receive all of our other notifications electronically.

Take advantage of these discounts:

  • 10 training days at full member rates, with the option for them to be run onsite at your offices (saving £50 per training day)
  • Three conference places for the price of two (typically saving £300 per place)
  • Unlimited conference places at member rates (saving £100 per delegate)
  • 50% off exhibitor places at any ORS one-day event, with advertising support across numerous platforms
  • £30 discount for corporate affiliates who wish to retain, or gain, full membership

Corporate affiliate benefits:

  • Access to the members’ area of The OR Society website including all publications, EBSCO literature search (Business Source Corporate Plus – read and search all of the latest mainstream news), and document repository
  • Direct electronic communications about The OR Society’s events and endeavours
  • Accreditation schemes: Corporate affiliates may apply for CandORS
  • Main corporate partner contact to receive one printed copy of all publications:
    • NEW Journal of Business Analytics (JBA), published 2 times a year
    • Journal of the Operational Research Society (JORS), published 12 times a year
    • European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS), published 6 times a year
    • Knowledge Management Research & Practice (KMRP) published 4 times a year
    • Journal of Simulation (JOS), published 4 times a year
    • Health Systems (HS), published 2 times a year
    • Inside OR, published 12 times a year
    • Impact, published 2 times a year

Publicity and engagement:

  • Get interviewed by our in-house journalist and have an article featured in our membership magazine about your services, products or case studies.
  • Enjoy half-off advertising in our public-facing publication,
  • Let us to write about your job, education and experience to add to our careers profile library, presented to school and university students to support an OR pipeline of talent.
  • Participate in a range of volunteer opportunities that are in line with your organisation’s social responsibility scheme.
  • Become an exhibitor or sponsor of one of our events at a discounted rate, with advertising support featuring your organisation in mainstream external outlets, direct email, social media, on our website and in our mobile app.
  • Speak at or host a workshop at one of our annual events.

For more information

Contact Felicity McLeister, Deputy General Manager, via this form:

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Corporate Partnership Terms and Conditions

  • Corporate partners will assign a main contact to liaise with The OR Society. The main contact is required to update The OR Society each quarter with a current list of corporate affiliates.
  • Corporate partners are able to request for an OR Society training course to be run in-house. Training will take place once numbers and finance are approved by The OR Society and at the acceptance of the course leader.
  • Corporate affiliates have access to all publications online but the organisation receives only one hard copy of each publication.
  • Corporate affiliates do not have voting rights within The OR Society.
  • Corporate affiliates are able to apply for CandORS accreditation. Full membership is required for all other accreditations.
  • Corporate affiliates who wish to retain, or gain, full membership are entitled to a £30 discount, and will receive all services offered to full members (maximum of 15 discounted full members per organisation).
  • The annual fee of £1,000 is for up to 50 corporate affiliates. Organisations are able to add 10 affiliates to their partnership at an extra cost of £200, up to a maximum of 70 corporate affiliates. An additional three full discounted members would be entitled to full membership.
  • Corporate partners will receive an annual invoice.
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