The survey is in addition to its annual membership survey, which focuses primarily on the satisfaction of members and the products and services that the association provides to them.
BALI believes this new survey will help understand the health of the industry, allowing members to benchmark against each other and against wider industry and Government statistics, as well as giving a picture of the industry over time.
The data will help BALI when lobbying government, providing a more accurate picture of industry trends and how they are affected by Government policy and wider economic trends.
Chief executive Wayne Grills said: "The results from the BALI State of Trade Survey will provide the perfect platform in which the association and its members can identify the most important trends within the industry, which can then be actively used at Government level to help drive new and complement existing party political decisions.
"The feedback we receive from this inaugural survey, will help form vital statistical reports that will help us measure and review positive and negative impacts on specific areas of business."
The association is offering a prize draw of two seats at the BALI Awards or £200 off the 2017/18 membership fee as an incentive to enter, before midnight on 30 September. To request a link to the survey email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grills added: "I urge all BALI Registered Members to respond to the survey over the next few weeks. It’s important that we maximise the number and variety of member responses in order to achieve a much fuller and complete picture which hold more meaningful results. We will share the information once compiled with all participants, so it is most certainly worth 20 minutes of your time to complete."