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Bodies & Accreditations


Founded in 1907, the Brewing, Food and Beverage Industry Suppliers Association (BFBi) represents suppliers throughout the entire beverage industry, as opposed to individual sectors within it.

The Association - formerly known as the Allied Brewery Traders’ Association (ABTA) - acts as a centre for obtaining and diffusing information to meet the needs of those connected with the industry and assists members to identify and develop new market opportunities worldwide.

Further information on the BFBI and its work can be obtained from:


BSI Group is a global independent business services organisation which enables businesses, governments and other organisations to increase profits and market access, and to enhance reputation with its standards-based solutions and assurance services. From its origins as the world’s first National Standards Body, BSI Group draws upon over 100 years’ experience to partner with 66,000 organisations in 147 countries from its 50 offices. Today, through its independence, innovation and integrity, BSI continues to improve the lives of millions by raising standards worldwide.

To learn more about BSI Group, please visit


The British Stainless Steel Association (BSSA) promotes and develops the use of stainless steel in the UK by encouraging new applications and providing information and technical support to users and specifiers on behalf of its members. Members include companies and associations with a registered office in the UK or Republic of Ireland.

In addition to training courses, seminars and workshops, the Association set up the Stainless Steel Advisory Service - in January 2000 - as part of its commitment to provide a comprehensive range of marketing and technical services.

Further BSSA information can be found on the Association’s website, which also offers online technical advice and a product/service guide.


The British Valve and Actuator Association (BVAA) provides British valve and actuator manufacturers with the means for collective representation upon matters affecting their interests.

The Association aims to represent and promote members and their products with customers worldwide, to facilitate growth and profitability within the British valve and actuator industry.

The BVAMA can be contacted via:


The Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)

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With around 14,000 members in 60 countries, the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) aims to be the leading global source of information for technical professionals who develop and manufacture regulated healthcare products and those who serve these industries.

Through its educational conferences and training courses the Society provides members with opportunities to develop their technical knowledge, exchange practical experiences and work together to enhance industry practices.

ISPE members have worked with the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to improve industry practices worldwide and to produce the SUPAC equipment addendum listing and the Pharmaceutical Engineering Baseline® Guide Series. These guides serve as a basis from which industry professionals can interpret regulatory requirements for facility design and process implementation.

The ISPE can be contacted via: