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Welcome to Boundless

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Group of founding CSMA Club members

Our Story

We are Boundless, the club for people working in the public sector and civil service. For over 95 years we have been giving back to those who give most to society by providing money-saving deals, events and perks to help you get the most from your free time.

Boundless is all about good times, we help civil servants and public sector workers get the most out of their free time by providing unique experiences, things to do and exclusive savings to our members.

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Our History

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Frank Edwards sets up a club

In 1923, Frank sets up a club for his new friends. People who love motorbikes, and trying new things.

Frank Edwards

The first general meeting took place on 27 February. CSMA's offical birthday.

CSMA Club ticket

1924 At the end of its first year CSMA had 335 members, 165 of whom were motorcycle owners. 335 members

Three men with a car and a motorbike

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The first issue of the club magazine

The Gazette was produced in December.

Record player CSMA Club Gazette

1933CSMA allowed Manchester Group to buy a caravan at a cost of £28 for use by members. This was the first of two caravans that members could hire for touring holidays. The second caravan was purchased in 1935 but due to excessive repair costs, both caravans were sold in 1938. The CSMA Atlas was published in four volumes in 1933-34. Each sold to members for 2/- (10p) including postage and packing. In the first year 6,800 volumes were sold when there were only 13,643 members.

1935The Gazette started featuring advertisements for various handsomely discounted products, exclusively for members. Member testimonials were offered as proof of total product and service satisfaction. 1931 was the first year high-quality, discounted oil was sold to members, among other products.

1937A cartoon from CSMA’s club magazine, The Gazette, illustrated the various motivations for joining among members. Today, as in the past, member participation in club activities is always encouraged.

1938CSMA-branded spark plugs became available after the Motor Trader’s Association voiced concern over CSMA-discounted sales of brand-name products. CSMA agreed to sell only own-brand items to members.

1939 45,000 members

Motorcyclists

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CSMA's first country club

Nun's Acre in Goring-on-Thames, Surrey; offered to war-weary members.

CSMA Club Country Club

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CSMA branded items

Word spreads about Franks club and big motoring companies offer them special deals. Soon exclusive member discounts are offered by independent retailers and services.

CSMA Oil

1961Whitemead Forest Park had a £3m investment to expand what it offers visitors as a popular destination for camping and glamping in the heart of the Forest of Dean.

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Purchased Whitemead

The forest park in the forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. Which provided members with discounted holidays.

Whitemead Forest Park

1974CSMA members received discounted roadside repair and tow-home services from Auto-Speed Recovery (ASR) for only 50p per call (about to £6 in 2018 money). Unfortunately Auto-Speed folded soon after launch. Luckily, National Breakdown Recovery Club (NBRC) succeeded where ASR had failed, eventually leading to CSMA developing its own breakdown and recovery service, Britannia Rescue, in 1983.

1987The in-house CSMA Travel Service was replaced by the CSMA/Hogg Robinson Travel Desk. The new telephone booking service handled more enquiries in its first three weeks of operation than the old CSMA Travel Service handled in all of 1987.

1994Ghyll Manor Country Hotel in Rusper, West Sussex, became CSMA’s third country club since 1946. The 17th-century house combines old-world elegance with modern convenience. Members and non-members alike can choose from a main house suite, stable mews rooms or one of seven cottages. In 1998, it was awarded Les Routiers’ Gold Key Trophy for highest standards of cuisine, housekeeping, service and warm welcome.

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Purchased Motoring Museum

The Cotswold Motoring Museum and Toy Collection in Bourton-on-the-water Gloucestershire.

Toy Bus Cotswold Motoring Museum Car

2008Wheel Farm Cottages, near Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, North Devon, were close to beautiful coastline and feature a converted 17th-century water mill nestled on seven acres of landscaped gardens. The restored cottages offer an indoor pool, sauna, tennis court and play area for kids.

2010Manleigh Holiday Park, near Combe Martin, North Devon, opened to offer members a fantastic variety of accommodation from log cabins and chalets to static caravans, nestled in picturesque countryside with a great on-site bar and restaurant. Manleigh and Wheel Farm were both sold in 2016.

2013CSMA opened Parkergate, Keswick, Cumbria. Ideally located in England’s Lake District, this collection of cottages has proved the most popular of all CSMA’s leisure sites.

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Rebranded to 'Boundless by CSMA'

Introduced the Boundless Foundation and the member lottery supporting charities.

CSMA Club to Boundless

2017Whitemead Forest Park had a £3m investment to expand what it offers visitors as a popular destination for camping and glamping in the heart of the Forest of Dean.

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Boundless Summer concert

A new event Boundless Summer

An open-air concert bringing together great music and glorious surroundings.

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Group of people

185,000 members and counting

Helping civil service and public sector employees and their families make the most of their free time.

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Your Boundless Membership benefits

Get over £220 worth of vouchers 

Get over £279 worth of vouchers †

Member only deals 

Member-only deals and discounts

Boundless magazine 

Subscription to Boundless magazine

Join group activities 

Join group activities

Prizes and giveaways 

Prizes and giveaways

Stay in Boundless properties 

Stay in Boundless properties

Exclusive member events 

Exclusive member events

Enter our exclusive lottery 

Enter our exclusive lottery

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The three parts of Boundless

Britannia House

Leisure

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Treworgie Barton Cottages

Parliment Hill

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Parkergate

Leisure

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The values we work to

Member events

Member First

Member experience is at the heart of everything we do. Always.

Why? We are here to create great value for our members. They are the reason we exist. We must aim to delight them. Every time.

Be brave

Be Brave

We’re changing. It’s one of the most exciting times in our club’s history. A time to grasp the opportunity to help shape our future.

Why? We need change-makers – people who can deal with transformation and are excited by the opportunities it creates.

Go further

Go Further

We never settle for ordinary. Our standards are high and our desire to improve is even higher. This is a place to shine.

Why? We have to up our game, raise expectations and drive high performance. Competition is fierce so me must be better than the rest.

In it together

In It Together

We play to our strengths by doing more of the things we’re great at and collaborating on the things we need to improve on.

Why? If we're motivated and collaborative, we'll get to our destination more quickly.

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Our work benefits

boundless membership

Boundless membership

life assurance

Life assurance

contributory pension

Contributory pension

bike to work scheme

Bike-to-work scheme

24 days annual leave

24 days annual leave

employee assitance programme

Employee-assistance programme

enhanced sick pay

Enhanced sick pay

enhanced maternity parental and adoption leave

Enhanced maternity benefits

eye care vouchers

Eye-care vouchers

intrerest free season ticket loans

Interest-free
season ticket loans

home technology scheme

Home-technology scheme

payroll giving scheme

Payroll giving scheme

monthly free lunch

Monthly free lunch

Subsidised Gym Membership

Subsidised gym membership

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Your first day checklist

On your first day please arrive at 10am and head to reception.

Your line manager will come and collect you, take you to your desk and introduce you to your team.

After settling in at your desk with a nice cuppa and your Boundless goodie bag,

You will have an induction around the building showing you where the essentials can be found. Along with a bit of health and safety as well… we know, sorry!

And the best part, your team will take you out for a tasty lunch. Yum!

Goodie Bag

Ooh what first-day goodies do we have in here?