bsi The British Standards Institution (BSI) is a multinational business services provider whose principal activity is the production of standards and the supply of standards-related services. It is the world's largest certification body, it audits and provides certification to companies worldwide who implement management systems standards.


The British Board of Agrément (BBA) and the Highways Agency set up the Highways Authority (HAPAS) in 1995 with the objective of establishing a nationally recognised approval scheme for innovative highways products and systems.

pprc The Polymer Processing Research Centre is a multi disciplinary research group based at Queen's University in Belfast. It provides the necessary technological infrastructure to support the activities of the polymer industry by conducting cutting edge industrially expolitable fundamnetal and applied research.

nipa The Northern Ireland Polymers Association (NIPA) promotes and supports a network that encourages the innovation, training, sustainable development and profitable growth of the plastics industry in Northern Ireland.

Invest Northern Ireland are part of the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment and provide strong government support for businesses by delivering the Government's economic development strategies. Their aim is to grow the economy by helping new and existing businesses to compete internationally, and by attracting new investment to Northern Ireland.

cplThe Land Drainage Contractors Association is a national standard setting organisation, a trade association of contractors, manufacturers and suppliers who undertake to comply with recognised standards of workmanship and materials.