INDEPENDENT GARAGE ASSOCIATION (IGA)
The IGA is the largest and most prominent representative body in the independent garage sector. We are the voice of the industry in matters arising in the UK and EU Government regarding legislative and regulatory issues.
The IGA supports and encourages independent garages to thrive in all aspects of their business by offering advice, information and services which ensure that the independent service and repair sector can remain efficient and competitive in an increasingly complex business landscape.
GARAGE EQUIPMENT ASSOCIATION (GEA)
GEA members come from all sectors of the market, and all share a common interest in the long term future and standards of the garage equipment industry.
As one of the industry’s longest standing independent associations, the GEA strives to find new ways to support members and to ensure their views are heard. This includes representing members at UK and EU Government, maintaining their own Code of Practice and participating on BSI/CEN working parties to influence discussions on new Standards for equipment.
NATIONAL TYRE DISTRIBUTORS ASSOCIATION (NTDA)
The NTDA is a strongly proactive trade association that represents and promotes the interests of the tyre wholesale, distribution and retail sectors of the automotive aftermarket industry.
The NTDA aims to raise the status and profile of the tyre wholesale, distribution and retail sectors among related industry groups, champion the importance of responsible tyre safety among all road users, and actively promote, develop, support and protect members’ professional and commercial interests.
SCOTTISH MOTOR TRADE ASSOCIATION (SMTA)
The SMTA represents all aspects of the retail motor trade in Scotland, from the large franchised dealer groups to small one man businesses, in some of the more remote parts of the Western Isles. They aim to “encourage, promote and protect” the interests of their members throughout Scotland.
SMTA offer a wide range of free and discounted services to over 1,000 member firms, and represent their members in the Scottish, UK and European Parliaments, as well as liaising with the relevant government bodies on proposed legislation affecting the retail motor industry in Scotland.
INSTITUTE OF THE MOTOR INDUSTRY (IMI)
IMI is the professional association for individuals working in the retail motor industry and the authoritative voice of the sector. They set, uphold and promote professional standards for the automotive industry – driving skills acquisition, establishing clearer career paths, and boosting public confidence.
The IMI aims to make their qualifications, accreditations and membership the Gold Standard for professionals working in the automotive retail, related and adjacent sectors, and create a compelling case for automotive careers. It is recognised as the “common currency” by which professionals are evaluated, and necessary for those wishing to enhance their status, recognition, skills & employability, both in the UK and abroad.
INDEPENDENT AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET FEDERATION (IAAF)
Formed in 1930, the IAAF's main function is to promote and secure the future of the independent automotive aftermarket to the benefit of our members and the sector.
The federation’s aim is to promote all aspects of the aftermarket and support every part of a member’s business and provide beneficial services. It is the only trade association that lobbies on behalf of the independent automotive sector specifically on parts.
SOCIETY OF MOTOR MANUFACTURERS AND TRADERS (SMMT)
The SMMT is one of the largest and most influential trade associations in the UK. Its resources, reputation and unrivalled automotive data place it at the heart of the UK automotive industry.
SMMT is the voice of the UK motor industry, supporting and promoting its members interests, at home and abroad, to government, stakeholders and the media.
SMMT represents more than 700 automotive companies in the UK, providing them with a forum to voice their views on issues affecting the sector, helping to guide strategies and build positive relationships with government and regulatory authorities.