TTA is delighted that it has been shortlisted as Trade Association of the Year in the Trade Association Forum (TAF) Best Practice Awards 2022.
These industry-recognised awards are supported by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), who also have two members on the independent judging panel. The TAF Awards celebrate the achievements of the UK’s trade associations and their people.
The Trade Association Forum is the leading representative body for associations in the UK, helping its members to engage, improve and lead their sectors. It works closely with Government, and also partners and sponsors to help trade associations deliver value for their members.
The Best Practice Awards are back this year after a gap of two years, due to the pandemic. At the Awards event to be held this month, the presentation of Trade Association of the Year will be the culmination of the evening – and TTA is one of just three associations to be shortlisted.
This is in recognition of how TTA has worked with Build UK, BEIS, CPA and CLC to source and provide the most accurate information for its members throughout the pandemic and also how it has supported members on a wide range of other issues, such as the skills and materials shortage and training. Throughout the last two difficult years, TTA has managed, not just to maintain, but to increase its activity to support its members, as the situation has demanded, including moving many of its events online, such as its own Awards.
TTA has worked tirelessly to address the main issues affecting the industry, by persistently lobbying Government in order to obtain the best information and support for members. It has regularly participated in discussions with BEIS. TTA CEO, Kay Porter, was recently elected on to the Build UK board, providing TTA with an even stronger industry voice to influence Government, policy makers, investors and consumers. Meanwhile working with the Construction Leadership Council has allowed TTA to influence policy directly, since Government ministers are present at CLC meetings.
“We’re delighted to have been shortlisted as Trade Association of the Year,” says Kay Porter. “I think this is a recognition of how TTA has developed, improved its services and constantly refined its offer to its members, providing increasingly professional and effective representation for the industry in the most challenging of circumstances.”