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The Directory: Trade and Industry Organisations

Trade Association Forum  

Gateway to UK trade associations and business sectors. Includes a directory of trade associations, guilds and federations searchable by industry name or organisation name.

Advertising Association  

Federation of 24 trade bodies representing the advertising and promotional marketing industries including advertisers, agencies, media and support services.

Advertising Information Group  

Body monitoring and analysing European tripartite information.

Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)  

Employment relations experts. Non-departmental independent body.

Airports Council International (ACI) Europe  

Represents over 450 airports in 48 European countries.

Alternative Investment Managers Association (AIMA)  

The hedge fund industry's global, not-for-profit trade association, with over 1,100 corporate members (with over 4,500 individual contacts) worldwide.

Anti Copying in Designs (ACID)  

Membership trade organisation set up in 1996 by designers for designers, to combat the growing threat of plagiarism in the design and creative industries.

Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)  

Website providing a range of information on making a payment in the UK. Provides links to specific groups in the industry and membership information for payment industry membership bodies and schemes.

Association for Private Client Investment Managers and Stockbrokers (APCIMS)  

Trade association of 217 wealth management and broking firms who, at more than 500 sites across the UK, Ireland and beyond, provide services to private investors.

Association of British Bookmakers (ABB)  

The leading trade association representing high street ('off-course') bookmakers in Great Britain.

Association of British Insurers (ABI)  

Represents the collective interests of the UK's insurance industry. The Association speaks out on issues of common interest, helping to inform, and participate in, debates on public policy issues.

Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA)  

Formed in 1950 by 22 leading travel companies, ABTA now represents over 5,000 travel agencies and more than 900 tour operations throughout the British Isles. They aim to maintain high standards of trading practice for the benefit of its Members, the travel industry at large, and the consumers that they serve, creating as favourable a business climate as possible for its Members.

Association of Energy Producers  

Represents the many different companies producing the electricity upon which the UK depends. The Association works with government, regulators and the media, to improve understanding of the issues that are faced by the electricity generating industry.

Association of European Airlines (AEA)  

Brings together 36 major airlines and has been the voice of the European airline industry for over 50 years.

Association of Friendly Societies  

Aims to enhance and accelerate development of a distinct, unified, strong and influential financial mutuals sector within the UK financial services industry.

Association of Independent Financial Advisers  

AIFA is the trade association representing the IFA.

Association of Independent Introduction Agencies (AIIA)  

Voluntary organisation formed to promote and follow OFT guidelines in all respects, so the people using an aiia member dating agency can be assured of a high quality service.

Association of Independent Travel Agents (AITA)  

Represents Britain's specialist tour operators. Members are independent companies, most of them owner-managed, specialising in particular destinations or types of holidays.

Association of Investment Trust Companies (AITC)  

Trade organisation for the closed-ended investment company industry. They represent a broad range of closed-ended investment companies, incorporating investment trusts, offshore investment companies and venture capital trusts (VCTs) which are traded on the London Stock Exchange, AIM and Euronext.

Association of Residential Letting Agents  

Professional and regulatory body for letting agents in the UK.

Authors Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS)  

UK rights management society for all writers. Its principal business is to collect and distribute fees to writers whose works have been copied, broadcast or recorded.

Baltic Exchange  

Membership organisation at the heart of the global maritime marketplace. They provide independent daily shipping market information, maintain professional shipbroking standards, and resolve disputes.

Bank of England  

Standing at the centre of the UK's financial system, the Bank is committed to promoting and maintaining monetary and financial stability as its contribution to a healthy economy.

Bingo Association  

Trade association of the licensed bingo industry in Great Britain, representing the proprietors of bingo clubs licensed under the Gaming Act 1968.

British Amusements and Catering Trades Association (BACTA)  

Trade Association for the pay-to-play leisure machine business in Great Britain, representing the interests of over 653 companies and 1,200 individuals.

British Banking Association (BBA)  

Trade association in the banking and financial services industry representing banks and other financial services firms operating in the UK.

British Brands Group  

Represent leading brand manufacturers.

British Chamber of Shipping  

Trade association for British shipowners and ship managers.

British Damage Management Association (BDMA)  

Aims to establish and promote best practice in damage management and related disciplines.

British Hydropower Association  

Promoting the hydropower industry in the UK and abroad. Aims to increase awareness of the quality, scope and potential of HEP.