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Trade Associations and Societies

We have provided information for as many trade associations and societies as we could find relevant to the wedding industry.

National Association of Balloon Artists and Suppliers

Who are we? NABAS (National Association of Balloon Artists and Suppliers) was established in 1987, consisting of decorators, retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers. An independent management committee, elected by the members, oversees the running of the association. All committee members have balloon-related backgrounds and all share a vested interest in working […]

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Balloon and Party Industry Alliance

Who are we? BAPIA (Balloon and Party Industry Alliance) aims to increase public awareness of the industry and the many uses for balloons and party products either as a party item or as promotional and marketing tools or for fund raising events.  Membership fee? Yes (also free listing option) Selective membership? No […]

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The Institute of Videography

Who are we? The IOV is a UK-registered, not-for-profit limited company, which is owned by its members and managed by a board of elected Executive Members. The IOV especially promotes those members who have passed an IOV Assessment. This is achieved through the company’s website (where all qualified members are listed), […]

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National Association of Wedding Car Professionals

Who are we? National Association of Wedding Car Professionals (NAWCP) is a UK wide association designed to represent, support and provide assistance to those in the wedding car business and those seeking to enter it. Membership fee? Yes Selective membership? Yes Specifically wedding industry? Yes Benefits of joining: You will be able to promote […]

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The Classic Car Hire Association

Who are we? The Classic Car Hire Association (CCHA) is a trade association that represents the classic car hire industry in the UK. Our members are all professional, high quality companies offering customers a unique chance to experience motoring from a bygone era. Membership fee? Yes Selective membership? No Specifically wedding industry? No […]

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Licensed Private Hire Car Association

Who are we? Licensed Private Hire Car Association (LPHCA) represents providers of Private Hire Vehicle and Taxi Services that the public can pre-Book. Membership fee? Yes Selective membership? No Specifically wedding industry? No Benefits of joining: The LPHCA has legislation in place to promote and ensure safe travel and has a clear policy […]

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The Nationwide Caterers Association

Who are we? The Nationwide Caterers Association (NCASS) is dedicated to providing caterers with the information, systems and support to be safe, legal and profitable. Membership fee? Yes Selective membership? Yes Specifically wedding industry? No Benefits of joining: You will be able to promote that your business has undergone a risk assessment to […]

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The National Association of Toastmasters

Who are we? The National Association of Toastmasters (NAT) provides a directory of professional toastmasters who are available for engagements throughout the UK. Membership fee? Yes Selective membership? Yes Specifically wedding industry? No Benefits of joining: The selective membership means that only trained and experienced Toastmasters can be members. Tel: 01623 882127 Email: […]

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The National Association of Disc Jockeys

Who are we? The National Association of Disc Jockeys (NADJ) was formed in January 2004, as a natural evolution of the UK’s leading regional association for over 25 years, the Thames Valley Disc Jockeys’ Association. Membership fee? Yes Selective membership? Yes Specifically wedding industry? No Benefits of joining: As a member of this association […]

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Retail Bridalwear Association

Who are we? The RBA was formed in 1995 and is the only trade association for wedding retailers in the UK that has stringent entry requirements. Membership fee? Yes Selective membership? Yes Specifically wedding industry? Yes Benefits of joining: As a member brides can ‘Buy with Confidence’ from an RBA member store. In the […]

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British Bridal Suppliers Association

Who are we? British Bridal Suppliers Association (BBSA) aims to use considerable strengths and expertise to tackle the issues that affect the wedding industry such as rogue traders. Their major focus has been to try to eradicate the power of counterfeit dress suppliers. Membership fee? Yes Selective membership? Yes Specifically wedding industry? Yes […]

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British Amusement Catering Association

Who are we? British Amusement Catering Association (BACTA) now forms the largest Trade Association in the Gaming arena and is the only Association to represent the Amusement Industry in Great Britain. Membership fee? Yes Selective membership? No Specifically wedding industry? No Benefits of joining: BACTA members have a respected reputation for social responsibility and adherence […]

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British Pyrotechnists Association

Who are we? British Pyrotechnists Association (BPA) is the trade body that represents the majority of professional firework display companies in the United Kingdom. The Association is committed to maintaining high standards amongst its members, whose activities include the manufacture, importation, sale, transportation, training and use of display fireworks both […]

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The International Brotherhood of Magicians

Who are we? The International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM) is the world’s largest organization of magicians, with members in 88 countries. It is the most prestigious organization for professional and amateur magicians, magic enthusiasts and collectors of magic apparatus. Membership fee? Yes Selective membership? No Specifically wedding industry? No Benefits of joining: It promotes […]

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The Giftware Association

Who are we? The Giftware Association (The GA) is a national trade representative body and is the only UK trade association serving the gift and home industry.  We recognise the remarkable talent and creativity of members ranging from retailers to suppliers, high street brand names to individual craftspeople, and many others. […]

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The British Florist Association

Who are we? The British Florist Association is the only trade association in the florist industry that is recognised by Government both in the UK and EU. As the exclusive UK member of Florint, the European Federation of Florist Associations, the BFA is recognised as the voice of the industry […]

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The British Association for Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology

Who are we? The British Association for Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) campaigns for industry regulation, supporting and promoting the responsible businesses within their sector. Membership fee? Yes Selective membership? Yes Specifically wedding industry? No Benefits of joining: you will be bale to promote that you are a qualified, verified and insured member […]

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The British Jewellers’ Association

Who are we? The British Jewellers’ Association is the national trade association which promotes and protects the growth and prosperity of UK jewellery and silverware suppliers. With over 1000 member companies, BJA represents manufacturers, bullion suppliers, casting houses, diamond and gem dealers, designer jewellers, silversmiths, craftsmen and women, equipment […]

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UK Marquee Association

Who are we? Since 1919, the UK Marquee Association (MUTA) has been working to improve standards in the marquees, tents and structures industry.  Our widely regarded Best Practice Guide is followed by our members, and we inspect them against it.  We promote the benefits of using MUTA members to […]

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Marquee Hire Trade Organisation

Who are we? Welcome to the Marquee Hire Trade Organisation (MHTO), The comprehensive resource for professional marquee contractors and marquee customers which include councils, wedding organisers, event planners and outside event caterers. Membership fee? Yes Selective membership? Yes Specifically wedding industry? No Benefits of joining: MHTO put marquee contractors in touch with […]

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