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Stronger Together

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

International Trade.

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.

‘Stronger Together’

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

most needed.

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


BVAA’s New ‘

Stronger Together

’ Leaflet