The Road Haulage Association has 8,500 members, ranging from owner operators to those with fleets of over 1000 vehicles. Between them, they account for well over 100K commercial vehicles currently operating on UK roads.
We campaign on behalf of our members on an ever-increasing range of subjects from speed limits to roadside facilities, clean air zones to issues surrounding cross border traffic – sea or land.
Our policy team work closely with the Government and their agencies in London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast as well as local authorities across the UK. We ensure members’ voices are heard on national issues as well as local roads policy. Whether you are having problems with Direct Vision Standards in London or overgrown trees in County Antrim then our team are there to help.
Our technical team are in constant dialogue with members to ensure that they are running compliant vehicles and our in-house trainers deliver comprehensive, accredited courses at our training facilities in Peterborough and Bathgate. Training can also be held at members’ premises.
The RHA, established in 1945, is the UKs only trade body dedicated solely to the operators of commercial vehicles – trucks, coaches and vans.
DataIQ is the leading membership business which connects, develops and elevates data and analytics leaders and their teams in global, FTSE 100, large and mid-market enterprises.
The Payments Innovation Forum is a not-for-profit industry body representing providers of regulated payment services for consumers, businesses and public sector organisations.
We stand at the forefront of the payments industry, promoting the highest possible standards of compliance and educating stakeholders on the economic and societal benefits of regulated e-money and payment services. With a strong record as an industry advocate, we represent our members at a regulator level and with a voice to the media.
The UK Flavour Association represents the interests of the flavouring industry in the UK. It is the leading organisation dealing with the legislative and technical needs of the industry and is active in Europe through its membership of the European Flavour Association (EFFA).
EFFA is a member of the International Organisation of the Flavouring Industry (IOFI), which represents the industry on a global basis.
The UK Flavour Association was formed in 1917 as the British Essence Manufacturers’ Association, changing our name in 2012 to reflect the wider membership that now plays a role in the Association. The Association currently represents 40 UK and Ireland-based company members. It acts as the key technical representative forum for flavour and flavour related manufacturers, with some associate members made up of consultants, specialist suppliers (e.g. bespoke software) and others.
The UK Flavour Association has a mix of national and international companies and operates mainly through a technical committee that meets regularly to discuss and disseminate complex, largely EU sourced regulation. Key direct relationships are maintained with DEFRA, which has specialist flavour resource, and the FSA, as well as a variety of other technically-based organisations such as SEDEX and QADEX.
In 2017, the Association celebrated its centenary with a glittering gala dinner at Church House in London as part of London Flavour Day. Guests including leading flavour companies, Food & Drink Federation (FDF) representatives and a European delegation from the European Flavour Association (EFFA) gathered to reflect on a century of British flavour innovation and to look forward to what the future might hold for the industry. You can read more about it and see the photos here.
The objectives of the Association are:
- To proactively promote and protect the interest of its members.
- To encourage members to maintain high standards in the conduct of their business dealings and to adhere to the EFFA and IOFI Codes of Practice.
- To represent the interests of members both within the UK and internationally.
- To provide coordination on regulatory, safety, technical and scientific issues.
- To provide a forum for members to raise concerns and resolve issues related to the industry.
The International Parking Community (IPC) is a progressive DVLA Accredited Trade Association (ATA) representing parking operators from both the public and private sectors. The IPC is a trade association, and lobby group, for industry professionals.
The IPC facilitates training courses, through its Training & Development Academy (TDA), to help raise standards of professionalism across the parking industry.
The IPC also administers the Independent Appeals Service (IAS); an adjudication service for motorists seeking redress where a Parking Charge Notice (PCN) has been issued by a parking operator who is a member of the IPC’s Accredited Operator Scheme (AOS). The IAS is the UK parking industry’s only appeals service overseen by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute under The Alternative Dispute Resolution for Consumer Disputes (Competent Authorities and Information) Regulations 2015.
The BCA represents, promotes and supports all aspects of
the UK coffee trade and industry. We foster a favourable
environment for all aspects of the industry and its culture to
thrive, both now and in the future.
Members’ views and concerns are the drivers behind the work we do. We actively encourage members to influence the direction and policy of the BCA to ensure we continue to steer government legislation and promote a balanced view of coffee amongst consumers and policy makers to secure the future of your business and our industry.
• Our members work and grow together.
• Towards achieving shared sustainability goals
• To mitigate and manage key issues
• To ensure the long-term resilience of coffee
PTF member companies manufacture and trade in protein-based provisions such as dairy – cheese, butter, milk powders, yogurts and pigmeat – bacon, pork and ham. As part of the UK Seafood Industry Alliance, we also represent the UK’s fish processing sector. Collectively PTF sectors account for approximately 21% of total UK household expenditure on food, or nearly £24 billion a year.
As a result of the UK’s exit from the EU and notwithstanding the Trade and Cooperation Agreement and the NI protocol arrangements, the food industry is facing unprecedented challenges with the simultaneous impact of Coronavirus Covid-19 restrictions.
We at PTF;
- Have been in existence for nearly 140 years.
- Lobby on behalf of our members acting as the ‘voice of the industry’ in close discussions with Government and other policy makers/influencers. On the horizon are government initiatives around sustainability targets, changes to plastics taxes and producer responsibility regimes and Diet and Health initiatives.
- Have unique expertise and knowledge of EU and trading affairs, skilled staff and a wide network of influential contacts.
- Hold regular meetings and provide a networking forum with industry representatives in our sector committees in order to identify issues and we work with related bodies such BRC (British Retail Consortium) and the FDF (Food and Drink Federation) as necessary in order to maximise industry influence on key issues.
- Keep members informed about market and regulatory issues via our regular Market Reports, weekly Technical and Legislation bulletins and the ‘Week Ahead’ bulletin.
- Offer free to members briefings and have briefed on PHE’s Reduction and Reformulation Programmes, Food Withdrawal and Recall Arrangements, Factory Audits and Audit Burden, FSA’s Regulating our Future Programme, the Government’s Obesity Plan, FSA’s National Food Crime Unit, Vulnerability Assessments, Origin Labelling, BRC Global Standards, ‘QACs, chlorates & biocides’ to name a few. We have also undertaken tailored training days for things like ‘Brexit’, ‘the Groceries Code of Practise’ and ‘Carbon masterclasses’.
- Have an Annual Dinner (at a top-class hotel in London) where up to 800 of our members and their guests are able to enjoy first class food and top entertainment.
The BFA are the UK trade association for businesses looking after the best interests of all florists and the industry.
We are here to help and support you throughout your career. We offer a wealth of information, contact opportunities, events, training and education support and much much more for all our membership.
IFRA UK, originally founded in the 1940s to ensure the safe enjoyment of fragrance, also now represents the industry to policymakers, the media, and the public, whilst keeping safety as its primary focus. IFRA UK provides industry representation to stakeholders and connects members to essential information, programmes, and services that provide an advantage in the marketplace.
We deliver information and support for our members, whilst providing a collaborative platform from which our advocacy policy is developed. IFRA UK brings together the best technical and regulatory expertise available throughout the industry via its Technical Advisory Group which meets four times a year.
Information days are open to all members providing updates on key legislative changes and technical issues. An elected Executive Committee deals with strategy, policy matters, finance and oversees the work of the Technical Advisory Group and ad hoc working groups.
IFRA UK organises the annual Fragrance Forum which looks at a diverse range of topics across the breadth of olfaction and fragrance. It is a highlight of the fragrance industry calendar. More about this can be found on the events page
The Cast Metals Federation works to foster development, collaboration and innovation in the UK casting industry, in partnership with businesses and stakeholders, to promote good practice and represent the Best of British casting across the globe.
As the single voice for the UK foundry industry, CMF promotes the UK castings industry as a whole, influencing discussions with government bodies, negotiating and consulting on UK and European legislation that affects us all.
As the UK member of the European Foundry Association (CAEF) and a full member of the Metals Forum, we are well placed to inform and influence.
CMF Members come from every part of the industry and produce around 85% of all castings produced in the UK. From global foundry groups to small jobbing foundries, our Members supply precision finished parts and assemblies in a range of sizes, metals and processes to global markets, valued at over £2.2B.
For manufacturers across the world seeking the ‘Best of British Casting’ the CMF provides a single point of contact, whether for sourcing castings for every application and market sector or general information on the activities of the UK Foundry Industry.
Our small but dedicated team strive to ensure that the needs of UK foundries, foundry suppliers and castings buyers are met.