Site Help

If you don't know where to start, the home page is the best place to begin. If that doesn't help, try the sitemap or use the search function at the top of any page to look for a word or phrase.

This site has been designed to be as accessible as possible. There are certain features to assist and enhance your visit. Some of these features are outlined below.

Text size and legibility

If the size of the text is too small or too big, or if the colours make it difficult to read, your internet browser should let you change these settings. This is usually in the View menu.

Navigating through the website

Navigation menus appear at the top and bottom of every page. To return to the homepage click on the BPMA logo in the top left corner of the page.

Within a section the "In This Section" menu lists key pages within that part of the website. The "breadcrumb trail" in the grey bar at the bottom of each page is a good way of returning to a menu page.

Enlarging images in galleries

Many pages on this website include galleries which offer large display of images. Look out for pages which have square images at the bottom.

Click on any square image to see that image pop-out and appear in full.

Scrolling through image galleries is easy. Move your mouse over the image to reveal the PREV and NEXT buttons. Click these buttons to see the previous or next image in the gallery.

Shopping basket

The shopping basket appears on every page in the top right corner.

Feedback on this website

If you have any feedback about using the website, use the link at the bottom of any page to tell us about it. If you have a more general enquiry, then please contact us.

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