About Construction Products Association

The Construction Products Association is the leading voice to promote and campaign for construction product manufacturers and distributors.

Construction Products Association
Institute / association
United Kingdom


[edit] About Us

The Construction Products Association is the leading voice to promote and campaign for construction product manufacturers and distributors.

We are committed to raising the profile of our industry and members’ businesses, helping grow the market and reducing regulatory risk. We represent our members across industry-wide organisations and alliances, whilst monitoring, supporting and lobbying government and public bodies in the UK and European Union to develop effective, evidence-based policies and solutions.

The CPA aims to provide our members with unequalled value and benefits. Whether it's tracking and assessing government policies, interpreting those policies and regulations and providing expert advice, leading work with members and the wider construction supply chain to create consensus on issues, producing authoritative economic, technical and sustainability publications, or advocating on our members’ behalf in London, Brussels and the devolved regions, we seek to protect our members and support their success.

We champion our members' interests across both the manufacturing and construction industries. Because we are product-neutral, the CPA speaks for the construction products industry as a whole with one strong, united voice.

The construction products industry provides jobs for 288,000 people across 22,000 companies. Ultimately, the CPA is about more than simply politics and regulations; it is about providing our members with the real value and insight to ensure their businesses can achieve sustainable, long-term success.

Read more about our priorities, our expertise and the benefits of membership.

[edit] Our Priorities

The CPA fulfils a unique role, championing our members’ interests across both the construction and manufacturing industries. The issues impacting our members are varied and complex. With the support and guidance of our main board and wider membership, we focus our expertise, time and resources on the key issues where we can best achieve our strategic objectives: gaining greater recognition for construction product manufacturers and distributors; helping grow our members’ businesses and reducing their regulatory risks and burden.

[edit] Our Expertise

Our team is drawn from multiple disciplines – including economics, technical, regulatory, sustainability and external affairs – with knowledge and experience in both manufacturing and construction. We have particular expertise in market research and construction industry forecasting; developing and interpreting relevant policies, regulations and standards; measuring and reporting of sustainability performance; and providing expert technical advice. We also benefit from the wider expertise of our members, shared through committees, various engagement activities and publications. More…

[edit] Publications

The CPA is recognised and respected for providing authoritative, insightful and relevant research publications and reference materials which cover economic, sustainability, technical, regulatory and other significant industry issues. Members, politicians, civil servants, the media and the wider construction supply chain rely on us for our objective, accurate analysis and knowledge, together with credible, practical solutions which are fact and evidence-based.

Many of our publications are freely available to members and non-members alike. If you are not a member and are interested in accessing members-only materials, such as our highly regarded economic forecasts and surveys, you can subscribe here.

[edit] Membership

By joining the CPA, your organisation benefits from being a member of the pre-eminent trade body representing the interests of all UK manufacturers and distributors of construction products and materials. Our Association includes over 85% of the industry, across nearly 20,000 companies ranging from multinationals to SMEs. Because of this, together with our expertise and reputation, we are acknowledged by government, industry and the media as the leading voice for our sector.

Members enjoy a variety of benefits that includes access to economic, technical and sustainability insights and resources; the means to shape and monitor UK and EU policy and best practice; and, networking and supply chain opportunities. Underpinning all our products and services, the CPA’s objectives are to raise the profile of the industry and our members’ businesses, help to grow the market by furthering the investment case to government for construction and manufacturing, and to reduce our members’ regulatory risks.

The Construction Products Association has four categories of membership. Please use the following link to learn more about our members, the benefits, and how to join. More…

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