Trade Association Member Benefits 

The CPA acts as an ‘umbrella’ trade body for dozens of product-specific trade association members. Altogether, our Trade Association Members themselves represent more than 20,000 companies, mostly SME’s and family-run businesses. The depth and breadth of these members, along with the technical and market expertise they contribute to the CPA, reflects the key role our industry plays across the UK.

If a company is already a member (specifically, a manufacturer or distributor) of one of these trade associations, that company is entitled to full access to the CPA’s benefits and resources, as outlined below.

Key Benefits

Information & Research

• Access to CPA economic forecasts, industry surveys, market information, Weekly Notes newsletter and other reports;
• Access to members-only content on the CPA website, including committee papers, surveys, working documents and briefing materials;
• Access to the expertise of CPA staff for help on economic, technical, regulatory, sustainability and policy matters, including advance warnings on relevant issues;
• Support and presentations from CPA staff at Members’ events;
• Trade Associations and their own members are encouraged to contribute to the CPA’s Construction Trade Survey;
• The CPA can develop bespoke economic research and surveys of market sectors.


• Representation of Member’s interests to UK and EU government, civil servants, industry committees, boards and alliances;
• Opportunity to input into UK and EU consultations and submissions;
• Invitations to meetings with UK and EU policy-makers;
• Opportunity for all Trade Association Member companies to join CPA committees and groups, to develop policy positions and promote industry viewpoints;
• Members-only invitations to the CPA’s annual Parliamentary Reception;
• The chief executives of our Trade Association Members sit on our Trade Association Council, one of the two main committees of the CPA which meet quarterly to discuss and guide our Association’s work and offer input to the board and senior management;
• Trade Association Member chief executives may be elected to serve as Officers of the CPA.

Networking and Business Opportunities

• The chief executives of our Trade Association Members are invited to bi-annual CPA Chairman’s Lunches, with VIP guest speakers (e.g., senior civil servants, Bank of England, etc.);
• Invitations to support or attend major CPA events such as the annual Lunches and Networking Forums (with cross-industry representation);
• Members-only opportunities to meet with major UK clients; e.g., HS2, TfL, Thames Tideway Tunnel, Greater London Authority, etc.
• Access to exporting opportunities and meetings with UKTI, foreign governments and clients;
• Preferential sponsorship opportunities and rates for CPA and industry events.

View our Trade Association Members