British Compressed Gases Association

Summary

The British Compressed Gases Association is the UK's trade association for companies in the industrial, medical and food gases industry.

British Compressed Gases Association
AbbreviationBCGA
Formation1971
Legal statusNon-profit company
PurposeTrade Association - Industrial, medical and food gases in the United Kingdom
Location
  • 4a Mallard Way, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8GX
Region served
UK
Membership
100 + companies
Chief Executive
Ellen Daniels
Main organ
BCGA Council
AffiliationsEuropean Industrial Gas Association (EIGA), Compressed Gas Association (CGA)
WebsiteBCGA

HistoryEdit

It was established in August 1971, succeeding the British Acetylene Association, which was formed in 1901.

FunctionEdit

The BCGA represents companies that make, supply or distribute industrial, medical and food gases in the UK, who sell related equipment, install distribution systems and who are providers of specialist health, safety, quality, inspection and training services. It represents the interests of 100+ member companies. It is primarily a safety and technical Trade Association, in support of which it provides many well-regarded best practice documents and advice on its website.

The gases industry uses many standards and its members are represented at safety standards organisations such as BSI, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

BCGA has an annual conference in April.

StructureEdit

The head Offices is based in Derby.

Its members include all the major gas suppliers in the UK and many SME's.

See alsoEdit

  • World LP Gas Association

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  • BCGA
  • GasWorld - industry website