Yes, I joined this year Robert and have had a great response.
I engage the APL website, speak to many other members and also gain exposure to projects by networking with them. I guess you may have had one or two minor hiccups but I am more than certain that once you start speaking to others at the Regional cluster meetings you’ll find what real benefits you may receive. To be honest I have received my welcome pack and they’ll suck their teeth to read that I haven’t really looked at it yet.
I do get referral links from both the APL and also the Trustmark website, indecently you also get links (decking installer page) from this website and also DMOZ…
Perhaps you may want to come to a South Bucks or West London meeting?