Groups

Organisations - Add Flexibility and Save

About Groups

Groups provide a flexible and cost-effective solution for organisations seeking local business services for their team to access. A Group is created by an existing AHBC Member (Group Account Manager), enrolling one or more of their team as an AHBC members with or without Cowork.

The Group Account Manager therefore receives all membership subscriptions and any Cowork invoices. In addition, the Group Account Manager can arrange other engaged services including mail, storage and facility hire to be invoiced to the one account. If the Group Account Manager is registered with the centre as a Not For Profit (NFP), the NFP rates apply to the whole group.

Group Account Managers managed their link members using the Group Admin Panel located on the Members Service Form. (Option 7)

There is no cost associated with the formation of a Group. The only cost are associated with membership, cowork plans and other services used by the members Group.

On request and subject to the Group ownership or activities, (Eg Not For Profits, Clubs and Associations) membership fees may be waived or a set group membership fee applied. Contact us to discuss.

Creating A Group

Before creating a Group, decide on name for your group. Eg. "The Kelly Gang"

To create a Group, use the Online Member's Services Form and Select option "7. Group Admin Panel" followed by "1. Become a Group Account Manager". Check your emails for a Group Creation confirmation email.

AHBC Members that you add, gain all the rights as if they had applied themselves, excluding the ability to add or manage Cowork Plans.

When your AHBC Members use any paid AHBC service like "Go Coworking", business advice or event bookings, the member is directly responsible for any associated cost and not you as the Group Account Manager. However, you can request such services to be billed directly to the Group Manager.

Managing Your Group

All updates associated with Groups are completed using the Online Member's Services Form using option "7. Group Admin Panel".

Adding a Member

When you add a member, the member's subscription fee if applicable will be directly invoiced to you as the Group Account Manager.

Subscriptions can be for 1 year only or set to auto-renew until retired by you or the member.

You can also add or remove Cowork plans for any of your members. Cowork Plans are invoiced monthly and payable by you, the Group Account Manager.

Retiring a Group Member

When you retire a member connected to your group, the member is immediately removed from the Group. The retired member will remain as an independent member with the AHBC until they cancel their membership or not renew their subscription. You will not be invoiced for any service for this retired group member.

Renewal Periods, Plans and Key fobs

Membership Subscriptions are annual and auto-renew until the group member is retired by you or the member cancels their membership or if a one-year subscription was selected. Cowork Plans will auto-renew each month until retired or changed by you.

You can add or change Cowork Plans for any of your Group Members at any time.

If key fobs are required they can be sent to you or collected by the Group member at the centre.

Entitlement

Your Group members receive the same entitlement as other members excluding the ability to manage Cowork Plans.

Reporting

At any time you can produce an email report containing a list of your Group members and their renewal information.

Invoicing

You as the Group Account Manager, will receive annual invoices for each Group Member renewing and monthly Cowork Plans invoices if applicable.

Transfer Of Membership

You can not transfer an existing membership to another person.

Changing The Group Account Manager

You can transfer the ownership of a group to an existing AHBC Member. Contact us to complete this option.