About BVAA


Rob Bartlett
Director & CEO

Karen Webb
General Manager

Barbra Homer
Training Co-ordinator

Laura Martin
Marketing Co-ordinator

Rob Boycott
Business Development Consultant

Martin Greenhalgh
Technical Consultant

Peter Dix
Technical Consultant
What we do
The BVAA is a ‘not for profit’ trade association established in 1939 offering services and advice to all members within the Valve & Actuator market, worth £3 billion annually.

We are the only organisation that represents all the main sectors in the UK valve industry including manufacturers, distributors, repairers and suppliers of valves, actuators and related products and services.

The BVAA offers a wide range of bespoke services to meet the needs of our members which include:-

• Providing value-based services to enhance customer access or market knowledge
• Providing training and development to members and their staff, to enhance competence and knowledge that improves their business
• To act, on behalf of the members, to understand and input into technical specifications that impact on their products and services and potential business
• Facilitating technical support to members, through the provision of independent advice on issues relating to relevant valve activity
• To represent members where necessary to outside bodies.

Membership of the BVAA gives your company a voice in shaping the industry’s future and a measurable return on investment in networking, training, technical support and new business opportunities, that can only come from engagement with the BVAA. Membership of the Association is open to companies registered in the UK who will subscribe to the BVAA Memorandum and Articles of Association, and who manufacture, distribute and/or repair industrial valves and/or actuators and/or related products.

We are also active in communal marketing, business development, business management and related support.

Members are also entitled to free editorial and representation within the world-renowned Valve User magazine which is a quarterly publication and one of a kind.

Membership Benefits
Here at the BVAA we are constantly improving and using member feedback to provide a standout service.

• BVAA’s Technical Authority,
• Free Technical Advice,
• Free Technical Advice to External Bodies,
• Standards Development,
• Standards Assisted Travel Funding,
• Technical WGs,
• Technical Expert Groups,
• Networking,
• Technical Articles and MasterClasses,
• R&D Funding, Technical HotSpots,
• Monthly Technical Reports,
• Valve & Actuator Users’ Manual,
• Free Directives Guides,
• Advice to European Valves Group CEIR,

• Desktop Exhibitions,
• Valveuser Magazine,
• Valveuser.com,
• PR Assistance,
• Conference,
• Supplier Day (inc. mini expo),
• Introductions Service,
• Regional Meetings & Dinners,
• Golf Days,
• AGM Dinner Dance,
• Global Market Forecast,
• Global Market Report,
• Protel Process Market Trends Service,
• BVAA Marketplace,
• Direct leads from bvaa.org.uk,
• External Events,
• Valve World Stand,
• Trade Show Representation,
• Intelligence Bulletins,
• Promote Products in our Technical Centre,

• Valve & Actuator Courses from the Experts,
• CPD Certification,
• Bespoke & Specialised Courses
• Personal Development Courses,
• In-house Courses & Regional Delivery,
• Delegates receive the Course Notes + Slides and Valve & Actuator Users’ Manual,
• Future Leaders Programme,

Business Support:
• Business Shield HR & H&S Service,
• Recruitment Support,
• BVAA Members Directory,
• Use of BVAA Logo.

Spring 2020 // Issue 52
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