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AEA Objectives

The AEA’s constitutional objectives are set out as below.  In a nutshell we aim to add value to our members’ business via a wide range of services and in the safeguarding and promotion of their interests.


  • Offering networking opportunities
  • Market information
  • Expert technical advice
  • Access to industry related training and forums
  • We are also a key player at national level and in Europe, representing members’ needs and influencing policy.  In today’s world of Brexit and changing trade and national policy, our role is even more critical.
  • To safeguard and promote the interests of manufacturers and wholesale distributors
  • To promote, support or oppose legislation or other measures affecting the interests of the industry
  • To co-operate and negotiate with Government and other bodies interested or concerned in export and import trade
  • To promote, maintain and assist scientific research, invention and technical development
  • To co-operate with Associations, Clubs, Societies and other bodies in promoting, conducting or managing shows, exhibitions and demonstrations

Find out more throughout the site or contact us for more information about joining.