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BVAA Drives Enhanced Industry Awareness
For nearly 80 years, the BVAA has been advancing the interests
of the British valve and actuator industry.
We’ve taken this to new heights in recent years through active
involvement with influential bodies such as the Department for
In September, BVAA Chairman Colin Findlay collaborated with
the office of George Hollingbery, Minister of State for Trade
Policy, regarding UK-Kazakhstan cooperation in the oil and gas
Kazakhstan is currently the third fastest growing export market
for the UK, worth £2billion. It represents an important market for
our members, and we provided compelling information about the
capabilities and technical authority of British valve and actuator
companies ahead of a ministerial briefing.
This year, we’ve strengthened and realigned our external
proposition and messages to better reflect the scope, scale and
impact of the BVAA and our members.
This enables us to properly convey the engineering skill,
manufacturing excellence and technical superiority of British
valve and actuator companies.
It also means we can respond quickly and effectively when we
receive information requests from the likes of the DIT, delivering
additional value for members at an industry level.
Thriving, highly-skilled, globally
With 9,000 UK people working in valve and actuator companies,
our industry is a major STEM employer and it contributes
£3billion annually to the UK economy.
The international significance of the British valve and actuator
industry is also impressive, thanks to a well-earned reputation
for quality, integrity and reliability.
Today’s British valve and actuator industry is a hub of innovation,
skills and expertise.
Here at the BVAA, we’re proud to represent it and help empower
member organisations to achieve more through practical
support as well as exerting our influence where and when it is
BVAA Chairman Colin Findlay (Severn) speaking at the UK-Kazakhstan
Intergovernmental Commission on Trade (Astana, October 2018)
“…Colin’s speech set out the
background to valve products and the criticality
of NCOC Kashagan’s
population of over 100,000 valves,
without which production would cease.”
“…Colin outlined that BVAA was a
channel to bring UK Expertise in all
aspects of valve technology.”
“BVAA’s assistance in drafting our Guidelines on Valve Integrity
Management was invaluable and greatly appreciated”
Dr Cameron Stewart, The Energy Institute
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