The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has launched a new membership scheme, geared up to the specific needs of start-ups in the compressed gases sector.
Companies in the early stage of their business are now able to join the trade body, under the BCGA’s new start-up scheme.
The scheme is targeted at companies in sectors including alternative fueling, which is seeing pockets of innovation emerge in response to the switch towards more sustainable vehicle fuels, particularly in hydrogen.
New companies are also emerging in line with the demand for medical gases in the pandemic.
“We are seeing new businesses emerge in our sector and this new scheme offers a route to support fledging businesses to maintain a safety-first approach to their use.
Providing a level of BCGA membership specifically for these emerging businesses will enable us to further strengthen our voice and present the case for the safe use of compressed gases across the UK. We are really excited to be working with new businesses in such an innovative area.”Ellen Daniels – CEO, BCGA
Representing the future of innovation in this enabling industry, the BCGA promotes safety and technical knowledge in the storage, transportation, handling and use of industrial, food and medical gases. A large part of its work includes liaising with other industries and organisations, as well as key regulatory and political decision makers. It also acts on behalf of members for the benefit of wider society and industry.
To qualify for the BCGA start-up scheme, companies must meet the same conditions as current associate members. They will have introduced their first product or service to market within 24 months or are planning to do so in the upcoming 12 months. Previous BCGA member companies cannot apply and being in the start-up scheme can last no longer than two years.
To find out more please visit our membership page.
Notes To Editors – About BCGA
The ‘invisible industry’ underpinning a safe, successful and healthy nation – industrial medical and food gases are essential to the existence and wellbeing of thousands of people in the UK every day.
Industrial gases perform a wide-ranging role, supporting the manufacture of information technology, as well as key UK industrial sectors including steelmaking, refining, welding, chemical processing and electronics. They also help keep homes warm, water clean and food nutritious, appealing and affordable – while medical gases play a critical role in applications including respiratory care, pain therapies and anesthesia.
The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) is the UK membership body for this critical industry. With a commitment to stringent quality, safety and environmental measures, BCGA members employ 19,000 people directly and account for an annual turnover of £2.7 billion.
Members of BCGA operate in a highly regulated industry and work together on technical, safety, health and environmental issues to achieve high standards of integrity and environmental care, both within their own and customers’ working environments.
BCGA promotes safety practice through its publications and also participates in the preparation and revision of National, European and International Standards.