For Heat Treatment 2000, membership of SEA via Contract Heat Treatment Association has been a financial success story: through the Climate Change Agreements, we make considerable savings. We also had an employment issue, and had we made use of the service offered by SEA from the outset, we would have saved considerable time and worry: next time we shall use the service before we get involved. Again a real saving is possible. Through our briefing meetings at the House of Lords, we are able to influence how our industry is treated by both Government and private sector agencies. Being represented on the SEA Committee has also provided an insight into other similar smaller businesses and the problems we all seem to face. So long live SEA!Paul Handley
My company has been a member of the Metal Finishing Association (MFA) and latterly the Surface Engineering Association (SEA) for over 22 years. During this time we have seen the Association progress from a part-time manager with secretary to the current organisation, now having a full-time chief executive, a member services manager and supporting staff, all housed in their own efficient offices in Federation House.
There are a number of reasons we remain in the SEA; important information on legislation affecting our activities; representation at high level Government on issues threatening our industry and, importantly, the opportunity to network with others sharing similar concerns and ambitions.John Swain