The SEA represents the entire surface engineering and finishing sector, working with members who provide valuable services to this key sector.

Because your SEA executive team works closely with parliament and is represented on key committees and working groups in the UK and EU, involved in the issues that affect our industry such as legislation, standards and codes of practice, we are well placed to ensure that our views and those of our members are heard at the right level.

New or amended legislation on such matters as health and safety or environmental issues can have a major impact on our industry. By being ‘on the inside’ we are the first to know of the changes that will affect us all. Our close involvement with relevant bodies in the UK and EU enables us to keep our members informed.

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The Surface Engineering Association leading the way in the future of the industry

The Surface Engineering Association, together with our members, is at the forefront of the advancement of the surface engineering industry, helping with the development of new environmentally friendly coatings and less hazardous plating methods.

We hold regular meetings, seminars and conferences to keep our members informed on these very important issues affecting the industry and give all members the opportunity to present potential issues so we can report these in the places that matter.

In addition, these are ideal events for meeting fellow members, including manufacturers and suppliers, to discuss areas of mutual interest or even contention.

Membership of the Surface Engineering Association brings a whole host of benefits, some of which include:

Free technical and commercial advice.

Free entry in the SEA App and website.

Regular publications, including the SEA Newsletter and Surface Matters.

A range of attractive discounts on products and services such as car hire, hotel booking, private healthcare etc.

Free 24 hour business support helpline providing valuable advice on tax, VAT, PAYE and employment issues.

Bespoke commercial insurance designed specifically for those operating in surface engineering.

Discover for yourself the benefits of being a member of the Surface Engineering Association

If you are involved in the surface engineering industry in any way, it pays to become a member of the Surface Engineering Association. Not only for the benefits described above but also to be involved in shaping the future of the industry.

You can apply for membership by completing our online application form. However, if you would like to discuss in more detail about the benefits of membership or have any questions, please contact us on 0121 237 1123 or email us at

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