• Focal point for sector issues, concerns or initiatives.
  • Protect, promote or represent members’ interests to the European Commission, UK government, devolved authorities, national agencies and other trade bodies.
  • Conduit to the trade press on sector topics.
  • International hub, particularly on regulatory and technical matters.
  • Publication of guides and codes of practice, often on a joint basis with recognised authorities.
  • Coordination of statistics surveys for specialist groups.
  • Forum for regular section meetings and subject-specific working groups.
  • Liaison with professional institutes and institutions.
  • Access to training, seminars and workshops on a range of technical or commercial topics. Route to advice on legislation, regulations, standards, exports, technical and business queries.
  • Affinity schemes to reduce company expenditure in areas such as insurance and legal advice.
  • Large website with dedicated association sections and a restricted access members’ area.
  • Monthly bulletins, quarterly technical report and an annual magazine.
  • High profile, formal, annual lunch for members and guests. Annual membership certificate. Association logos for promotional use.

Why join a National Trade Association?

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