Rather than join SWAN in its own right an organisation can choose to work with an existing SWAN member (a Hub) and receive services through that member’s Call Off Contract. The approval process needed to join a Hub should be quicker as a new Call Off Contract is not required. The organisation joining will need to agree working arrangements with the Hub Call Off Customer.
Any SWAN member with their own Call Off Contract can choose to become a Hub and work closely with other Public Sector organisations who may not have the scale or the overall requirement to be a SWAN member in their own right. However, where SWAN can offer benefits to their mutual operations Hub Members work together to take joint advantage of the service and benefits SWAN can bring.