A trade association plays an extremely important role in any industry. Whether promoting best practice, offering advice and guidance, or making sure their voice is heard where rules and regulations are laid down, a trade association always has its members and the industry’s best interests at heart.

With so many benefits of being a member, it’s surprising how many companies still don’t belong to a trade association.

Why should you be a member of a trade association?

With so many codes of practice, regulations and legislation that every company has to comply with, it’s impossible to have time to read them all, let alone understand the implications for your company. Your trade association, however, will have a handle on all of these that affect the industry you are involved in and they will be there to give you advice and guidance on what you need to do.

In addition, in the case of companies working in the surface finishing industry, without representation on the committees that make legislation, it might make it impossible for them to carry out certain processes and use particular chemicals at all. The Surface Engineering Association (SEA) makes sure that the industry is represented on these committees and that it is not adversely harmed by future legislation.

Why join the SEA?

As well as the valuable representation where legislation is made, there are a number of other great benefits. These include:

· The opportunity to participate in the surface engineering industry’s future through attending regular meetings, seminars, conferences and networking events.

  • Free technical and commercial advice.
  • Business support helpline.
  • Attractive member discounts.
  • Free publications (SEA Newsletter, Environmental Watchword Magazine)

For a more information on the many benefits that SEA membership brings, click here.

Don’t be left out in the cold! 

Find out today how you can become a member of the SEA by calling 0121 237 1123 or email us at info@sea.org.uk.