Key Benefits

Business Assistance

  • Recruitment: Professional Recruitment Partnership
  • Buyers Networks: GTMA networks with OEM and Tier 1 companies to further the UK engineering supply chain and provide business opportunities
  • Sector Supply Chain Meeting: Opportunities to network in the Aerospace, Medical, Automotive, Packaging, Oil & Gas, Composites, Marine, Rail and Energy industries
  • Out-Sourcing GTMA will source members’ requirements
  • Business Programme Providing GTMA members with a funded business programme for management development
  • Mediation Service Free a confidential service to resolve issues for members
  • Industry Standards: Regularly updated information on relevant standards for the industry are provided to GTMA members
  • Industry Statistics: Industry statistics for UK, Europe, Americas and Far East are available from GTMA
  • Business Helpline: Employment Law and Staff Management Service. Providing specialist telephone advice on employment law and a website providing a Staff Management Service
  • Health & Safety: Free health & safety audit and free unlimited help line cover for members
  • Insurance: Substantial savings for business insurance and private healthcare are available for GTMA members


  • Lobbying: GTMA lobbies government through EAMA on issues affecting the sector
  • Representation: GTMA is the UK representative for the International Special Tooling and Machining Association (ISTMA)
  • Marketing: Buyers Guide, GTMA News, GTMA website and Executive Briefings – Aerospace, Medical and ARM (Automotive, Rail and Marine), Executive Briefing
  • Conferences, exhibitions and seminars: Conferences, GTMA Roadshows: Bringing it Back to Britain, Make Measurement Matter and Sector Network Meetings
  • Technical Briefings: Opportunities for members to highlight their technical expertise to industry
  • Business Briefings: Providing business information to members
  • Trade Press: GTMA promotes members and features their expertise in the industry sectors


  • Industry Experts: Promoting technical information on the GTMA website
  • Technical Helpline: A metrology helpline to identify experts in technical fields from member companies to research and university establishments
  • Technical papers: A revision to The Real Cost of Tooling and Creating a Technical Hub for the UK Toolmaking industry and Allied Industries
  • Knowledge Transfer: GTMA is more than just a Trade Association. We embrace technology, procurement and supply chain initiatives to offer a full range of business solutions
  • R & D Advisors: Advice on availability of tax credits for your company

Promoting Excellence

  • Best Practice and evaluation programme: GTMA provides assistance on the World Class self assessment profile
  • EU R & D Projects: Research projects for the Toolmaking industry
  • Financial Solutions Scheme Awards: GTMA provides financial solutions to the industry for Leasing and Purchasing of equipment, software and the facility for re-financing your business, the alternative to invoice discounting. In this current economic climate, loans from High Street Banks have become difficult, however, GTMA has access to unsecured loans of up to £50k dependent on status.
  • To find out more about the work of the GTMA or for further information please contact GTMA on email

To start the application to become a member please complete the application form by clicking here or call 0121 392 8994


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