Trade Associations

Organisation Description  
The Manufacturers' Agents' Association (MAA) The MAA is the only Membership owned Commercial Agents' organisation in the UK & Ireland. Established in 1909 and incorporated as a company limited by guarantee in 1922, the MAA provides advice and support for its Members. It enables Manufacturers/Principals to find Agents to sell for them by either advertising in our magazine or using on-line MAA Net Search. Business Services The Manufacturers' Agents' Association
The Manufacturing Institute () The Manufacturing Institute (TMI) is passionate about manufacturing and the pursuit of excellence. TMI is an independent charity with a primary focus to support and improve the manufacturing sector through training, education and consultancy. Offering training courses for new team leaders on the manufacturing shop floor, to elite programmes for the people with aspirations to be future manufacturing leaders. The Manufacturing Institute's approach hinges on education – making sure that every change introduced is sustainable. Every practitioner has worked in manufacturing at senior levels and their years of experience can help transform your business. With over 20 years of experience, TMI knows manufacturing inside out and understand your challenges and the opportunities.
The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) To provide services of value to members and to promote the competitiveness of all concerned with manufacturing technologies, both in the UK and globally. Manufacturing Technologies Tooling, CNC, Metalworking, Metalcutting, Metalforming, Manufacturing The Manufacturing Technologies Association
The Market Research Society (MRS) Market Research. To represent practitioners of market research, to promote development of standards, techniques, and effectiveness. Marketing
The Marketing Society (TMS)
The Mining Association of the United Kingdom (MAUK) The Association was established to promote and foster the interests of the metals and mining industry in any part of the world and the corporations, companies, firms and persons engaged or interested in the industry or in industries ancillary to or allied with the metals and minerals industry. This remains its mission.Today the Association’s members include all the major industrial mineral mining operators in the United Kingdom. Its work is concentrated on representing its member’s interest at Government and European level on environmental and health & safety issues. It is actively involved in lobbying and consulting on proposed legislation.
The Minor Metals Trade Association (MMTA)
The National Association of Pension Funds Limited (NAPF) Employer sponsored pension provision To the leading voice of employer sponsored retirement provision. Financial
The National Courier & Despatch Association (NCDA) Trade Courier Services
The National Dried Fruit Association (NDFA)
The National Federation of Builders (NFB) Construction Building and Construction Services The National Federation of Builders
The National Photographic Society (NPS)
The Newspaper Society (NS) Publishers of regional and local newspapers. Newspapers
The NHS Confederation () Represents the interests of health authorities, health boards and NHS Trusts across the UK Health Care
The Packaging Federation (PF) To actively promote the economic importance of the industry, the products that it produces, the benefits that derive from the packaging industry's responsible concern for both the community and the environment. Paper and Packaging The Packaging Federation
The Performance Textiles Association (PTA)
The Personal Finance Society (PFS) The Personal Finance Society Insurance
The Polymer Machinery Manufactuers & Distributors Association Ltd (PMMDA)
The Pools Promoters Association (PPA) Pools Promoters
The Recruitment and Employment Confederation Ltd (REC) The Recruitment and Employment Confederation Ltd