Neil Kirkbride, BVAA Chairman
Established in 1939, the British Valve and Actuator Association represents the interests of over 170 British companies which are responsible for over £1billion sales each year.
BVAA member companies employ more than 9,000 personnel directly in manufacturing and an equal number in support industries.
To be the Voice of our Industry while delivering business opportunities for our members
To create value for our members by providing excellent business networks, new business opportunities, industry recognised training, technical expertise and influence
The membership is involved in more than 50 different committees whose areas of study cover a wide spectrum on the valve and actuator industry, including the setting of European and International standards, writing codes of practice, establishing industry ground rules and, most importantly, establishing a forum for members to meet with their peers.
We are also active in communal marketing, business development, business management and related support. We also publish the world-renowned Valve User magazine.
Membership is open companies registered in the UK who manufacture, distribute or repair valves, actuators and related products.
Terms of Reference: To be ultimately responsible to the Association membership:-
- For all matters pertaining to the general, financial, membership and administrative governance of the Association as detailed in the Memorandum & Articles of Association and may be delegated such powers as the Association in General Meeting shall specify.
- For the election from amongst their number a Chairman and such number of Vice Chairmen as they may determine, who shall retire annually but be eligible for re-election.
- For the election of a Steering Group to be responsible for all detailed matters pertaining to the future strategy, administration and financial affairs of the Association and for the vetting of applicants for membership and recommendation for acceptance/rejection thereof.
Terms of Reference: To be responsible to the Executive Committee:-
- For all detailed matters pertaining to the future strategy, administration and financial affairs of the association.
- For the vetting of applicants for membership and recommendation for acceptance/rejection thereof.
- Project Groups
BVAA operates a number of working groups dedicated to topics such as Future Strategy, Valves & Actuators (technical issues), Marketing, Repair & Servicing, Seals and Training.