Shopfitters & Carpentry Organisations, Associations and Governing Bodies

Shopfitters & Carpentry Organisations, Associations and Governing Bodies
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British Woodworking Federation (BWF)

The BWF is a trade association for the UK woodworking and joinery industry. The BWF endeavours to bring together both individuals and companies in the industry, in order to share experiences and issues, so that solutions can be found, collectively.

Members of the BWF may benefit from the following:

  • Publicity and advertising opportunities
  • Exposure to new customers via the BWF website
  • Third party accreditation schemes
  • Updates regarding legislative issues
  • Updates regarding developments in the industry

There are a number of membership types available, and information regarding these, as well as information on how to become a member, can be found on the BWF website at

BWF Contact Details

Royal London House 22-25 Finsbury Square London EC2A 1DX Tel: 0844 209 2610 Fax: 0844 209 2611 Email:

The Institute of Carpenters (IOC)

The IOC endeavours to support its members and promote excellence in the field of carpentry. The aims of the IOC are to enhance the status of skilled woodworkers and to encourage high standards in the industry, as a whole.

Members of the IOC can benefit from the following:

  • echnical advice and information
  • Recognised qualifications
  • Specialist services
  • Master Certificate scheme

Membership is not only open to carpenters, but is also offered for heavy structural carpenters, furniture makers, boat builders, shopfitters, joiners, wheelwrights and wood carvers. There are several types of membership available, and more information can be found on the IOC website at

IOC Contact Details

Head Office

32 High Street
HP22 6EA

Tel: 0844 879 7696
Fax: 01296 620981
Membership Enquiries

IOC Membership Administration
Webscribe Limited
Unit 8, The Old Silk Mill
Brook Street
HP23 5EF

Tel: 01442 820585
Fax: 01442 827912

Merchandising & IOC Exam Enquiries

The Registrar - Institute of Carpenters
35 Hayworth Road
NG10 5LC

Tel: 0115 949 0641
Fax: 0115 949 1664

The National Association of Shopfitters (NAS)

The NAS was founded in 1919. It is a trade association, which represents and promotes the interior contracting and shopfitting industries. The NAS protects the interests of its members and works to promote high levels of professionalism and quality throughout its network.

Members of this trade association may benefit from the following:

  • Information services regarding a wide range of subjects
  • Advice services for legal, employment, training and taxation matters
  • Discounts on services crucial to business
  • Regular information regarding industry exhibitions

More information regarding how and why to join the NAS can be found on the website at