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The British Measurement and Testing Association

The Voice of Measurement and Testing

BMTA was created in 1990 in response to the need for an independent ‘lobby’ for the private sector to speak with one voice to Government, UKAS, BSI and other official bodies on issues affecting the whole measurement and testing community.

Latest News

BMTA joins UK manufacturing groups in critical letter to Prime Minister 

The BMTA has joined a group of 15 manufacturers’ trade bodies, including Make UK and the Chemical Industries Association, in penning a letter to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, which was published today in the Financial Times.


Bill Lyons (1933-2023) 

It is with great sadness that we bring you the news that Bill Lyons passed away on 21 September.


International Trade Week launches programme 

International Trade Week has launched its programme of events and is still looking for people to host events.


UK product safety review

After a long wait, the UK Government has finally issued its Product Safety Review consultation. 

The BMTA would like to encourage all those involved in areas, directly or indirectly, related to product testing to take part in the consultation as the outcome could have a significant and long-term impact on your business. The document and more information can be found here: 


BMTA represents the interests of the measurement and testing industry in the UK and in Europe, through its representation on EUROLAB, the voice for laboratories in Europe.

BMTA will encourage you to make your views known in the standards making process, both nationally and internationally, through the Association and individual membership of relevant committees. We work to increase awareness of the measurement and testing industry, and provide training, through seminars and workshops, on topical subjects. It is a non-profit making association that is run by a Council elected by its members.

Webinar: How to specify your calibration requirements

A webinar "How to specify your calibration requirements" was held by NPL and BMTA, with contributions from Trescal and Best Measurement on ‘How to Specify Your Calibration Requirements’.