In a large and diverse industry such as construction, trade associations and other bodies can represent valuable sources of market information, often aiding research by providing access to hard-to-find data in the many niche sub-sectors of the industry, including details of prevailing trends, topical issues, and contact information. Moreover, for marketers targeting a specific professional group, the relevant representative trade body is likely to produce publications and organise events for members which often offer advertising and/or sponsorship opportunities for product manufacturers seeking to create brand awareness.
We have identified over 400 such organisations representing almost every sector, sub-sector, professional discipline and interest in the UK construction industry. These we have divided into three general areas, and you can download the databases by clicking on the headings below. The three databases consist of those associations/organisations which represent:
- construction product and supply sectors (140+)
- professional disciplines, such as architects, engineers, plumbers, etc. (185+)
- special interests, etc. (110+)
(An index of trade associations in Ireland may be found here.)