The British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) has joined with other leading trade associations in its membership of the European Union Relationship and Industrial Strategy (EURIS).

EURIS is an advisory body for the potential impacts of the changing relationship between the UK and EU for the UK Government, manufacturers and media. EURIS members include such notable bodies as BEAMA, GAMBICA, EAMA, REA, CESA, FETA, MTA, BFPA and TechWorks, which between them represent over 4000 companies across electro-technical, electronics, renewables and mechanical engineering products.

It has a focus on product manufacturers covered by the Single Market and the supporting regulations and standards. The member associations have extensive relationships with equivalent European trade bodies, and parts of the European Commission. The EURIS Taskforce produces Position Papers and Reports relating to the Brexit process relevant to the manufacturing sector. It also issues a weekly economic report to its members based on a tracked set of macro market indicators ranging from international trade and the general economy through to productivity costs and price indices.

Steve Schofield, director and CEO of BPMA, commented: “Following hard on the heels of our own Brexit Position Paper, which we issued to Government at the end of last year, I am delighted that the BPMA Council has decided to join EURIS.”

He continued, “Through our membership of this advisory body, we can ensure that our Members are kept abreast of all developments relating to Brexit and its likely impact on the UK’s engineering sector.”

Steve Brambley, CEO of GAMBICA and vice chair of EURIS, added: “We are delighted to welcome BPMA into membership, and to enhance the strong and co-operative working relations that already exist between our various organisations through the auspices of EURIS.”