Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

Printing and publishing trade associations

Trade and Support Organisations

British Association for Print and Communication (BAPC)

BPAC is a trade association that represents a range of actors in the UK's print and creative industries.

British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF)

BPIF is a business support organisation representing the UK print, printed packaging and graphic communication industry.

European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA)

EFIA is a UK-based trade body that represents the entirety of the flexo supply chain, from designer to printer and industry suppliers through to brand owners and retailers.

Federation of European Screen Printing Association (FESPA)

FESPA is an umbrella group that brings together national screen printing, digital printing and textile printing trade associations.

Independent Print Industries Association (IPIA)

IPIA is a trade body that represents the UK's trade print & marketing buyers, manufacturers, as well as associated suppliers to the print & marketing sectors.

Institute of Paper, Printing and Publishing (IP3)

IP3 is a trade association that has been formed of three existing bodies. Now a unified body, it represents all three sectors.

Institute of Videography (IOV)

IOV is an industry body that promotes and accredits professional videographers.

News Media Association (NMA)

NMA is a trade group that serves as a voice for national, regional and local news media organisations in the UK.

Publishers Association (PA)

PA is a trade body that represents books, journal, audio and electronic publishers in the UK.

Further Guidance

Zero Waste Scotland and WRAP Northern Ireland offer free and confidential advice and support to help you reduce your environmental impact and save money. They can help with reducing your business's waste and use of water, packaging and raw materials.

The Carbon Trust can help your business to improve its energy use and reduce its carbon emissions.

Find other trade associations relevant to your business using the Trade Association Forum website.

Additional resources

Environmental News Blog

NetRegs on NetRegs on youTube

View our latest videos & subscribe to our channel.

NetRegs Update Newsletter

Free monthly email newsletter with environmental updates for Northern Ireland and Scotland

Sign up for free today!


NIEA - Apply online

SEPA - Application forms