Services Available

At a Glance…

Business Assistance

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

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

Substantial savings for business insurance and private healthcare are available for GTMA members


GTMA lobbies government through EAMA on issues affecting the sector

GTMA is the UK representative for the International Special Tooling and Machining Association (ISTMA)

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.


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