Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

MEEE trade associations

Trade and Support Organisations

Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades (AEMT)

AEMT is an internationial industry group that represents companies in the service and repair industry.

Association of Loading and Elevating Equipment Manufacturers (ALEM)

ALEM is a trade group that represents manufacturers of materials handling equipment.

Association of Manufacturers of Power Generating Systems

AMPS is an industry group that represents the UK diesel and gas-engine power generating sector.

British and Irish Portable Battery Association (BIPBA)

BIPBA is a trade association that represents the portable battery industry in the UK.

British Cables Association (BCA)

BCA is a trade group that represents British manufacturers of insulated cables and wires and associated products.

British Electro Technical and Allied Manufacturers Association (BEAMA)

BEAMA is a trade group that represents a variety of stakeholders in the electrotechnical supply chain.

British Refrigeration Association (BRA)

BRA is a trade group that works on behalf of manufacturers, importers, wholesalers, distributors, contractors, specifiers and end-users of refrigeration plant, equipment and components. It is part of FETA (see below).

British Textile Machinery Association (BTMA)

BTMA is a trade group that represents British manufacturers of textile machinery.

Domestic Appliance Service Association (DASA)

DASA is an industry group that represents those who service domestic electrical consumer products.

Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA)

ECA is a trade group that represents the interests of contractors who design, install, inspect, test and maintain electrical and electronic equipment and services.

Engineering Employers' Federation (EEF)

EEF are an industry group that work on behalf of manufactuering and engineering in the UK.

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA)

FETA is an umbrella group that represents manufacturers, suppliers, installers and contractors within the building services sector.

Association for Instrumentation, Control, Automation and Laboratory Technology Industries (GAMBICA)

GAMBICA is a trade group that represents the UK instrumentation, control, automation and laboratory technology industry.

Gauge and Toolmakers Association (GTMA)

GTMA is a trade group that represents those involved in precision engineering, rapid product development, toolmaking, tooling technologies, metrology and other critical manufacturing related products and services.

Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Manufacturers Association

HEVAC is a trade group that represents the building engineering services element of the wider construction industry. It is part of FETA (see above).

Heat Pump Association (HPA)

HPA is a trade group that works on behalf of those with a stake in heat pump technology. It is part of FETA (see above).

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) - UK and Ireland section

IEEE is a technical professional society, claiming to be the world's largest, that focuses on advancing the theory and practice of electrical, electronics and computer engineering and computer science.

Lighting Industry Association (LIA)

LIA is a trade group that represents lighting manufacturers and suppliers that are active in the UK market.

Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA)

MTA is an industry group for companies working in the engineering-based manufacturing sector.

Metalforming Machinery Makers Association (MMMA)

MMMA is a trade body that works on behalf of the UK's sheet metal forming industry.

National Microelectronics Institute (NMI)

NMI is a trade group that represents those involved in electronic engineering and manufacturing in the UK.

SELECT: Scotland trade association for electrical and electronic businesses

SELECT is a trade association for the electrical contracting industry in Scotland.

Surface Engineering Association (SEA)

SEA is an trade group that represents UK treatment industries.


techUK is an industry group that represent's the UK's technology sector.

Woodworking Machinery Suppliers Association (WMSA)

WMSA is an industry group that represents UK suppliers of woodworking machinery.

Additional resources


Further Guidance

Zero Waste Scotland and WRAP Northern Ireland offer free and confidential advice and support to help you reduce your environmental impact and save money.

The Carbon Trust can help your business to improve its energy use and reduce its carbon emissions.

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) website has information dedicated to the manufacturing industry.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has produced a Sustainable Manufacturing Toolkit for use by businesses in the manufacturing sector.


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