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Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (ALUPRO)
- Primary objective is to increase the recycling rate for aluminium drinks cans and foil. Funded by the major aluminium can and foil rollers, and the leading foil converters.
Antiquarian Booksellers Association
- Trade association for UK dealers in antiquarian and rare books and related areas.
Asbestos Control and Abatement Division
- Trade association for companies involved with asbestos removal. News, member search and details of member services.
Associated Independent Electrical Wholesalers
- Purchasing consortium for independent electrical wholesalers. Also providing support and guidance in IT, legal and HR matters.
Association for Conferences and Events (ACE)
- Conferences and events venues, co-ordinators, managers, services and organisers in the UK all belong to this association.
Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP)
- Trade association representing manufacturers, contractors, test houses and consultants in the passive fire protection industry.
Association of Baker Ingredient Manufacturers
- Includes member list, news, contact details and links to related web sites.
Association of British Insurers
- The ABI aims to provide leadership to the industry and to shape and influence decisions made by the Government, regulator and other public authorities.
Association of British Mining Equipment Companies (ABMEC)
- The member companies of ABMEC are the leading manufacturing companies within the United Kingdom mining equipment sector.
Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA)
- Directory includes details of ABTA's members - UK travel agents and tour operators, with information on the destinations they feature and their special skills.
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
- Organisation representing accountancy firms.
Association of Consulting Actuaries
- ACA is the representative body for UK consulting actuaries.
The Association of Consulting Engineers (ACE)
- Represents the collective views of the consulting engineering profession.
The Association of Contact Lens Manufacturers (ACLM)
- Organisation dedicated to the promotion and growth of the contact lens industry. Provides information on lenses, practitioners, members and an FAQ.
Association of Convenience Stores
- The campaigning voice of over 33,000 local shops. Includes information on joining ACS, its lobbying activities, advice, networking and industry news.
Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades (AEMT)
- AEMT includes the majority of the leading firms in the repair, re-conditioning, and merchanting of industrial electrical and mechanical machinery.
Association of Exhibition Organisers (AEO)
- The AEO's mission is to increase the significance of exhibitions within the marketing mix and to satisfy the needs of an increasing number of visitors. It is run by members for members.
Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists (AGS)
- AGS is a trade association established to improve the profile and quality of geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering in site investigation, design, remediation and construction.
Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO)
- AITO is an association of over 150 independent tour operators, who specialise either by holiday destination or by holiday type or activity.
The Association of International Couriers and Express Services
- AICES represents the UK Courier Industry.
The Association of Master Upholsterers & Soft Furnishers
- News, views and sources of information for both trade and the public.
Association of Online Publishers
- AOP is an industry body producing events, research, networking and knowledge sharing for the UK digital media industry.
Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry (ASBCI)
- Bring together the clothing industry from fibre manufacture through to garment manufacture, retail and aftercare. Details of clothing industry job vacancies, news, events and publications.
Association of Welding Distributors
- For distributors and manufacturers of welding supplies and equipment in the UK. Includes news, product reviews, information about membership and password protected members pages.
Baltic Air Charter Association
- BACA represents the interests of commercial aviation companies particularly in the aircharter industries and markets. List of members, rules, links, mediation, specimen contracts and news.
The Bathroom Manufacturers Association
- Established in 2001 by a number of leading bathroom manufacturers to represent their interests at all levels.
The British Aerosol Manufacturers' Association
- Resources for the aerosol industry, from the suppliers of components and chemicals to fillers and marketers of aerosol products.
British Antique Furniture Restorers Association
- Organisation of craftsmen and women concerned to maintain standards in the field of antique furniture restoration and conservation. Includes information on their student branch and listed colleges.
British Association for Fair Trade Shops (BAFTS)
- Network of independent fair trade shops across the UK promotes fair trade retailing and provides a point of contact and communication for the exchange of ideas amongst our members. Includes shop directory and information on producers.
British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI)
- Provides a voice for landscapers and aims to raise standards throughout the industry. Information about membership, awards, events and news.
British Blind and Shutter Association
- Features a members search facility and information on related industry matters.
British Electrotechnical and Allied Manufacturers Associations (BEAMA)
- Trade body representing the interests of a collection of trade associations in the energy and power industry.
British Interior Design Association (BIDA)
- Information about the association, with membership details, an on-line database of member interior designers, and on courses. Contact details.
British International Freight Association
- Represents the UK international freight services industry. Includes news, members directory events and training.
British Marine Electronics Association
- Association for marine electronics engineers and manufacturers. Details of code of practice, services and products.
British Plastics Federation (BPF)
- Trade federation for the UK plastics and polymer industry.
British Retail Consortium
- Trade association for the UK retail industry. Includes news, details of policy work, events, and business information.
British Safety Industry Federation
- BSIF is a trade body within the safety industry. Provides a profile, news, information on member services and on joining the organisation.
British Security Industry Association
- Details of membership conditions, with industry news, events and links.
British Society of Scientific Glassblowers
- Aims to encourage and promote higher standards of skill and technical knowledge of glass and glass apparatus. Provides information on membership, symposia, news, the journal and library.
British Textile Machinery Association (BTMA)
- UK textile machinery industry association.
British Vehicle Renting and Leasing Association (BVLRA)
- Members directory, details of code of conduct, publications, news and information on services provided.
The British Wind Energy Association
- BWEA is the professional and trade body for those involved in the wind and marine renewables industries. Provides information on membership, energy sources, news, events and publications.
Confederation of Passenger Transport UK (CPT)
- The voice of the coach, bus and light rail industries in UK; information about membership, benefits, campaigns, regional presence, and contacts.
East Anglia Master Thatchers Association
- Aims to provide the owners of thatched properties with a satisfactory and dependable service and represent the interests of thatchers. Provides information on thatchers, thatching materials, roof maintenance, thatching standards and thatch specifications.
Environmental Protection UK
- Association of environmental protection specialists. Works on environmental protection and management issues including air quality and noise.
European Fishing Tackle Trade Association (EFTTA)
- UK-based association of worldwide manufacturers and wholesalers of fishing equipment, angling and sports fishing tackle.
- Trade association and training body for the UK and Irish safety net rigging and fall arrest industry.
Federation of Communication Services
- Providing news issues and legislation affecting all aspects of the telecommunications industry.
Federation of Licensed Victuallers Associations
- Support and advice for persons in the licence trade. Information on services and case studies.
Fire Industry Association (FIA)
- A trade association that aims to promote the professional status of the UK fire safety industry. Provides information on membership, training and events.
Food Storage and Distribution Federation
- Representing all aspects of the temperature controlled supply chain from producer through storage and distribution to the retailer. News, events, directory and reading room.
Freelance Hair and Beauty Federation
- Organisation for freelance hairdressers in the UK. Describes its objectives, facilities and services with information about membership.
Fresh Produce Consortium
- Trade association for the fresh fruit, vegetable and flower industry, representing retailers, wholesalers, importers and packers.
- National organisation representing the interests of companies in the instrumentation, control, automation and laboratory technology industry in the UK.
Gasket Cutters Association (GCA)
- Gasket cutters umbrella association in the UK.
The Guild of Master Craftsmen
- Details of this trade association, which supports and promotes excellence in a range of crafts.
Hygiene Safety and Quality Club International
- For the hospitality, travel and retailing industries. Includes information about membership.
Industrial Commercial Energy Association
- ICOM promotes and protects the interests of its members who manufacture, commission, service and maintain industrial and commercial heating equipment. Provides information on membership, press releases, events and job opportunities.
The Institute of Certified Locksmiths
- Professional association aiming to encourage and promote a high standard in locksmith services. Includes information on membership, guidelines for members, training and news.
The Institute of Licensed Trade Stock Auditors
- Qualifying body for stock takers within the Licensed Trade. Profile and services.
The Institute of Logistics and Transport
- Information on careers, special interest groups, logistics and transport policy, publications and benefits of membership.
The Institute of Vitreous Enamellers
- Resources include a list of trade suppliers, and enamellers. Online magazine and an events calendar.
Internet Service Providers Association
- UK organisation representing ISPs.
Investment Management Association
- Representative body for unit trust and investment fund managers. Offers statistics, press info, publications, training and how to join.
- Trade association for professional art and antique dealers. Provides a search facility, information on fairs and exhibitions, services offered to members and advice offered to the public.
Lead Contractors Association
- Details of specialist leadwork contractors, newsletter and training opportunities.
Master Locksmiths Association
- Membership information, directory of licensed and registered locksmiths, guidelines, contact details and links.
The National Association of Licensed Paralegals
- The professional association for Paralegals. It aims to encourage, promote and develop the role and practice of the paralegal and represent the best interests of its members.
National Association of Paper Merchants
- News, information and publications from the trade association for paper and board merchants.
The National Caravan Council
- Trade body for the UK caravanning industry. Member directory, links, news and sections for public, industry and press.
The National Childrenswear Association
- Directory of suppliers and manufacturers for the childrenswear industry, also other valuable information
The National Dairy Council
- UK site for promotion of milk and dairy products. Site contains resources and information for schools and educational needs.
The National Federation of Builders
- Provides advice, support and information on business issues for members and how to choose a builder for the public.
National Federation of Retail Newsagents (NFRN)
- Formed to represent and support the independent retailer sector; information about services, membership, contacts, and advice sections.
National Federation of Roofing Contractors
- Membership details, directory of contractors, technical advice and product sourcing.
National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting
- NICEIC represents the UK electrical contracting industry. Offers registration for electrical contractors. Includes advice for home-owners and specifiers.
National Market Traders' Federation
- Information and advice for market traders on retail markets throughout the UK. Access to business insurance. Membership details, and markets database.
National Network of Approved Locksmiths
- NNAL is a trade association aiming to raise standards within the locksmithing industry and providing training and accreditation to individual members.
Nuclear Industry Association
- Trade association representing operators of nuclear power stations, and companies engaged in decommissioning, waste management, nuclear fuel cycle, equipment, engineering, construction, research. News and promotional information about nuclear power and the nuclear industry.
Oil Firing Technical Association
- OFTEC aims to promote excellence in the oil heating and cooking industry. Provides technical advice and information on oil fired heating and cooking for consumers, manufacturers, technicians and specifiers and includes a special section for members.
Paper Agents Association
- News, diary and membership information for the association representing agents and mill-owned sales offices of overseas paper and board makers.
- Promotes the value of peas as a food and vegetable. Includes facts and figures and press releases.
Pet Food Manufacturers Association
- PFMA represents the leading manufacturing companies within the United Kingdom pet food manufacturing sector. Provides news and information.
Power Fastenings Association
- Representing manufacturers and suppliers of branded pneumatic tools and collated fasteners in the UK. Membership information is given.
Professional Associations Research Network
- Undertakes research projects on all aspects of professionalism. Discussion areas, events listings, news, government consultation papers and links to a variety of resources.
Professional Contractors Group
- Broad-based representative body for small independent consultancy firms. Discussion forum, news, analysis and publications.
- Represents executive and non-executive directors of UK businesses. Information on membership benefits, joining fees and networking services.
Project Management Institute UK Chapter
- The PMI's UK Chapter exists to support the goals and objectives of PMI within the United Kingdom. Site includes newsletters, details of events and activities, and membership information.
Provincial Booksellers' Fairs Association
- Association of antiquarian and secondhand booksellers. Details of fairs, news, events and membership.
Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA)
- Representing the main public relations consultancies in the UK. Includes a directory PR agencies, online recruitment matching service, online referral system, publications and reference information for the public relations industry.
Pump Distributors Association
- Represents industrial pump distributors, suppliers and engineers. Details of members, organisation purpose, trade news and code of practice.
Recruitment and Employment Confederation
- A business resource for members and prospective members of the REC or others with an interest in recruitment issues.
Retread Manufacturers Association
- Trade association for manufacturers of commercial vehicle and passenger car retreaded/remoulded tyres. General information, newsletter and member lists.
Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers
- Independent organisation addressing the issues facing the UK dairy farming industry. Directory of members, with details of council members, news, events and publications.
Society of Dyers and Colourists
- Professional society dedicated to the support of education and training in colour science and technology throughout industry. Contains news, membership information, and full information about the Colour Museum in Bradford.
- A news, information and resources website for science and technology technicians working in secondary education in the United Kingdom.
Textile Services Association
- Trade Association for the laundry, cleaning and textile rental industry. Offers consumers, The DryCleaning Information Bureau, where consumers can locate specialist cleaners in their area, for all types of garments and textiles.
Trade Association Forum (TAF)
- Definitive guide to trade associations, federations and guilds in the UK, backed by the CBI, the DTI.
Vehicle Builders and Repairers Association
- VBRA are a trade association ensuring high standards among vehicle builders, car body repairers and vehicle builders.
The Wine & Spirit Association (UK)
- Trade Association site aimed at importers, wholesalers, retailers and brokers.
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