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Protecting the interests of small and medium size building firms against unnecessary or bureaucratic regulation.
We are the leading membership organisation for eye health providers in the UK, representing 85% of the UK optical market. Our members deliver the majority of NHS and paying community eye health services.
Our international and national experts support members with bespoke advice and guidance in all areas of optical business and clinical practice – however unusual or problematic.
We are the member organisation for UK wholesalers operating in the grocery and foodservice markets supplying independent retailers and caterers.
The Finance & Leasing Association is the UK’s leading trade body for asset finance, consumer finance and motor finance sectors. Our members include banks and their subsidiaries, the finance arms of major retailers and manufacturers, and a range of independent firms. FLA’S mission is to promote an innovative, responsible and proportionately regulated market place, and to deliver value to members by helping them reap its benefits.
Installation and manufacture and supply of materials used for partitioning, suspended ceilings and other elements of interior fitouts.
The FSA operates as a specialist group within the ECA and in partnership with SELECT (The Scottish Electrical Contractors Association) offering national representation and the highest level of expertise for those who design, install, commission, maintain and monitor fire, emergency and security systems.
The BWF Fire Door Alliance is a leading authority on fire door safety.
The BWF Fire Door Alliance scheme is operated and managed by the British Woodworking Federation (BWF). It is an evolution of the BWF CERTIFIRE Fire Door and Doorset scheme which was established in 1997 by the BWF with the support of a group of Fire Door Manufacturers, with an aim to improve both the standard of and knowledge on fire doors. The scheme brings the membership management, lobbying and promotion of the technical skills of the BWF to support the promotion of third-party certification.
Membership of the BWF Fire Door Alliance is open only to companies, who hold third party certificated by a UKAS approved certifying bodies such as Warrington Fire (WF) Certifire or BM TRADA Q-Mark schemes. The schemes vision is that every fire door or fire doorset sold in the UK meets required standards throughout its service life.
The FIA is the largest fire protection trade association in the UK with 850+ members.
We are a not-for-profit organisation and a major provider of fire safety training.
Our objective is to promote, improve and perfect fire protection methods, devices, services and apparatus.
We achieve this through the representation of our members, providing technical support, guidance and opportunities for professional advancement through education and appropriate regulation.
The FSA is a not-for-profit trade association representing the needs of operators, suppliers and customers of business centres, coworking, serviced offices and managed workspace.
Representing the interests of all sectors of the temperature controlled storage and distribution industry.
To promote and represent the interests of its members and to further the successful development of the Instrumentation, control and automation and laboratory technology industry.
Galvanizers Association (GA) has provided authoritative information and advice on hot dip galvanizing to users and potential users since it was first established in 1949.
We are the representational body for the hot dip galvanizing industry in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. For many years, our advice and information has been used to educate and inform professionals within the construction industry. Hot dip galvanizing makes a vital contribution to the sustainable growth of the economy, protecting the huge investment provided by industry across a wide range of sectors year-on-year.
The Garden Industry Manufacturer’s Association (GIMA) is a dynamic and proactive membership organisation representing the majority share of suppliers and manufacturers operating within the UK gardening industry. Formed over 15 years ago, its goal is to promote the commercial, trading and industrial interests of its members.
The range of services and support provided is extensive, offering something for all members, regardless of their size or heritage. By running key industry networking events, offering targeted business services and tangible financial benefits, membership continues to grow, making GIMA a powerful voice in the gardening industry.
The Gas Vehicle (GVN) Network has been formed to promote natural gas vehicles as a transport solution, to accelerate development of the GV industry and to encourage increased use of gas (both Liquid Natural Gas – LNG and Compressed Natural Gas – CNG) and biomethane as low emission transport fuels.
The GV Network brings together major UK companies across the GV industry supply chain who are driving the increasing use of gas as a transport fuel. These includes network operators, infrastructure providers, vehicle manufacturers, fuel providers and logistics companies. (see Our Members).
The Network is a member funded body that promotes a better understanding of the strategic potential for the natural gas vehicle industry in the UK. It promotes a collective and collaborative view, rather than the position of single members or single groups of members.
The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) is the only trade body in the UK that represents the interests of the whole architectural ironmongery industry - architectural ironmongers, wholesalers and manufacturers.
The Heat Pump Association (HPA) is the UK's leading authority on the use and benefits of heat pump technology
HHIC is committed to supporting and promoting the sustained growth of the UK domestic heating and hot water industry.
HEVAC is a trade association within the building engineering services element of the wider construction industry. Traditionally representing manufacturers and suppliers.
Companies represented by HEVAC have made a positive decision to differentiate themselves by belonging to a reputable, not-for-profit organisation, which is committed to making a difference. Central to those efforts is a focus on energy efficiency, supporting DECC and International Energy Association views that the demand for energy can and should be significantly reduced via this mechanism.
Hire Association Europe (HAE) was formed in 1974 and often referred to as The Association by its members. HAE is a Birmingham-based industry-leading trade body representing plant, tool and equipment hire with a membership base of 800 members based in the UK, Europe and across other parts of the world.
HAE assists businesses, from sole traders to larger independent and privately owned organisations, by providing operational resources to support the hire industry. Membership provides access to products and services covering all aspects of hire, including terms & conditions, safety checks, publicity, equipment, responsibilities and general day-to-day requirements.
We aim to be recognised as the leading body in domestic water storage and, through cooperation and partnership, to support, drive and promote the sustained growth and improvements of standards within the entire domestic hot water industry.
ICOM plays a key role in the development of regulations and best practice in the UK while ensuring the interests of UK manufacturers.
We help publishers to do better business and give independent companies the support they need to get the most out of publishing.
The Institute of Data & Marketing (IDM) is now part of the Data & Marketing Association (DMA). We tap into the UK’s data and marketing community to infuse our on and offline learning portfolio with the latest industry best practice and thought-leadership insights – and marry that to a syllabus crafted and delivered by handpicked tutors and subject matter experts.
Developing architectural ironmongers and advancing architectural ironmongery.
Membership of the IAI is open to individuals – not companies – who are qualified GAI Diploma holders, students actively on the GAI education programme, or experienced practitioners of the architectural ironmongery trade. IAI is the acronym for Institute of Architectural Ironmongers and this is the home of our individual members.
This makes belonging to the Institute a real benefit to each individual member personally, and one which can be taken from job to job.
The representative body for individual recruiters and resourcing specialists.
Formerly the Association of Graduate Recruiters, the Institute of Student Employers is an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting employers in all aspects of graduate recruitment. We represent nearly 850 members that, between them, offer a high proportion of graduate opportunities in the UK. As well as offering impartial, expert advice, we provide our members with access to invaluable market surveys, research findings and briefing papers. We enable members to network and share best practice by organising a variety of seminars, conferences, focus groups and online discussion forums. We also ensure that recruiters' views are heard by decision-makers in government, universities and careers services.
The International Artist Managers' Association (IAMA) - is the only worldwide association for classical music artist managements.
Join the IABM and you will be part of the only trade association that represents the Broadcast and Media Technology supply industry worldwide.
The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) promotes the safe and effective use of powered access worldwide.
The Internet of Things Security Foundation (IoTSF) aims to make it safe to connect so the many benefits of IoT can be realized.
IoTSF is a collaborative, non-profit, international response to the complex challenges posed by cybersecurity in the expansive hyper-connected IoT world. As such, IoTSF is the natural destination for IoT users and technology providers including IoT security professionals, IoT hardware and software product vendors, network operators, system specifiers, integrators, distributors, retailers, insurers, local authorities, government agencies and other stakeholders.
The Jewellery Distributors' Association is a non-profit-making trade body, within the British Allied Trades Federation, specialising in supporting the activities of those who wholesale, distribute, import and export precious and fashion jewellery, accessories, watches, clocks and other items to the Jewellery and Allied Trades.
The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) is established across the world as the leading trade association for all those involved in the lifting industry.
Our vision is to promote enhanced standards and sustainable development for the worldwide Lifting and Safety industry.
Our mission is to educate, influence and enable so that best practice is normal practice.
Represents the leading manufacturers of liquid applied waterproofing, approved contractors and related materials suppliers for the industry.
UKLPG is the trade association for the LP Gas industry in the UK, and the one voice representing companies who are producers, distributors, equipment and service providers, and vehicle converters.
The LBMA is an international trade association, representing the London market for gold and silver bullion which has a global client base.
Our services and intitiatives include design guidance and continued professional development rate deduction of designers and constructors.
MARC - the Manufacturers' Association of Radiators and Convectors - is an organisation established to give a particular voice to the radiator and convector industry, focussing on the specific needs of, and issues faced by, manufacturers and giving collective voice to its members.
MARC's membership comprises more than 90% of the current UK marketplace and details of members.
The Mineral Products Association (MPA) is the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and silica sand industries. With the recent addition of The British Precast Concrete Federation (BPCF) and the British Association of Reinforcement (BAR), it has a growing membership of 465 companies and is the sectoral voice for mineral products. MPA membership is made up of the vast majority of independent SME companies throughout the UK, as well as the 9 major international and global companies. It covers 100% of GB cement production, 90% of aggregates production, 95% of asphalt and ready-mixed concrete production and 70% of precast concrete production. Each year the industry supplies £9 billion of materials and services to the £120 billion construction and other sectors. Industry production represents the largest materials flow in the UK economy and is also one of the largest manufacturing sectors. MPA Constituent Bodies and Product Groups/Affiliates/Member Associations: Agricultural Lime Association, British Lime Association, British Marine Aggregate Producers’ Association, British Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Dimension Stone Group, Mortar Industry Association, MPA Aggregates, MPA Asphalt, MPA Cement, MPA Slag, Silica and Moulding Sands Association, British Association of Reinforcement, British Precast Concrete Federation, MPA Scotland, MPA Wales, QPA Northern Ireland. MPA The Concrete Centre is the central development organisation for the UK concrete industry.
The Mortar Industry Association (MIA) is part of the Mineral Products Association, the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and silica sand industries – for further information go to www.mineralproducts.org
The Motorcycle Industry Association (MCI) has looked after the interests of the motorcycle industry for over 100 years. Our members are manufacturers and importers of powered two wheelers and the suppliers of associated goods and services in the UK.
The Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) is the world's leading trade association for the motorsport, performance engineering, services and tuning sectors.
Operated through TechWorks, “NMI Semiconductors to Systems” represents the core communities of both “NMI Manufacturing” and the “NMI Electronic Systems Design” both of which have successfully developed over recent representing a core element of the TechWorks future.
The NASC is recognised as the national trade body for access and scaffolding in the UK, producing a wide range of industry guidance for scaffolding contractors, their operatives and their clients.
The National Association of British and Irish Millers (nabim) is the trade association for the UK and Irish flour milling industry. Our membership encompasses virtually all the commercial flour milling businesses in the UK. Associate members - businesses such as plant breeders, grain merchants, pests control companies, engineers or packaging manufacturers linked with the industry also play an important part in the Association.
The National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers was founded in 1992 in response to the growing incidence of fraud and is run by an elected Board of Directors supported by the Executive. It was formed in the belief that the establishment of measurable standards of proper professional practice in sourcing commercial funding was in the best interests of its SME customers, and vital to the integrity and future well-being of the industry.
The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) is the UK's leading professional body for estate agency