ABB Association of British Bookmakers, the
trade association representing Bookmakers
ALMR. Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers.
Trade association for companies operating licensed retail businesses
with pubs, bars, restaurants and clubs.
BA: Bingo Association, the trade association
BACTA: British Amusement Catering Trade Association,
the trade association representing Gaming
BBOA: British Betting Office Association
BBPA: The British Beer and Pub Association
represent the interests of the UK's beer and pub sectors.
BCA British Casino Association, the trade
association representing Casinos
BEDA: BEDA represents late night operators.
Established in 1952, BEDA has secured a number of notable wins
for clubs and bars on music licensing, trading hours, drugs
policy and door supervisor regulation.
BHA: The British Hospitality Association represents
the hotel, restaurant and catering industry.
BII: The British Institute of Innkeeping is
the body for the licensed trade and represents about 16,000
individual licensees. They are also a qualification and awarding
BISL. Business In Sport and Leisure represents
companies in the sport, hospitality and the leisure industry.
Builders Quality Mark: Government backed scheme
for reputable builders doing home improvement and repair work.
BRA: The British Resorts Association is the
trade association for British resorts
Centre for Accessible Environments: A charity
which is the acknowledged centre of excellence on the practicalities
of designing for accessibility
CIOB: The Chartered Institute of Building
can provide both a suitable building professional to advise
on the whole project and a company to complete the work.
DCMS: Dept of Culture Media & Sport the
Government Department responsible for licensing in England
and Wales (includes application forms).
DRC: Disability Rights Commission is an independent
body, established to eliminate discrimination against disabled
Drinkstuff Suppliers to the drinks industry
DISS: Local Disability Information Services
FLVA: The FLVA is an organisation which represents
the interests of self-employed licensees.
Gamblers Anonymous a fellowship of men and
women who have joined together to do something about their
own gambling problem and to help other compulsive gamblers
do the same
GC Gambling Commission, the Commission set
up under the Gambling Act 2005 to take over the role of the
Gaming Board to regulate all gambling.
GamCare is a charity to promote responsible
attitudes to gambling and to work for the provision of proper
care for those who have been harmed
HCIMA The Hotel Catering International management
Association is the professional association for managers in
HSE: The Health & Safety Executive are
the organisation responsible for enforcement of health and
safety. The web site includes a wealth of free information.
LC: Lotteries Council, an organisation representing
the interests of those raising funds by lottery
MOCA: The Mobile And Outside Caterers Association
represents caterers and suppliers
NOEA: The National Outdoor Events Association
represents organisers of events.
LicensingOnline: An online software system
for Councils to process licensing applications.
Planning Portal: The Planning Portal offers
good advice on all planning matters and in some cases allows
planning applications online.
Portman Group: The Portman Group was set up
in 1989 to; promote responsible drinking; help prevent misuse
of alcohol; encourage responsible marketing; and foster a balanced
understanding of alcohol-related issues.
Pubexpert for pub companies and publicansExpert
in pub valuations, new liquor and entertainment licences and
pub business appraisal.
RADAR: Royal Association of Disability and
Rehabilitation. Charity with 700 members represeting needs
RA: The Restaurant Association represents
the restaurant trade.
RGA: Remote Gambling Association, an EU wide
trade association representing Remote Gambling
RIBA: The Royal Institute of British Architects
represents the profession who should be used if your project
includes an ambitions redesign of your venue.
RICS: The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
is the organisation for property professionals dedicated to
promoting excellence and safeguarding public interest in all
property related matters. The web site allows access to “Find
a Surveyor” which will identify a Chartered Surveyor operating
in your area.
Royal Town Planning Institute. The professional instate for the
SIA: The Security Industry
Authority is the agency tasked to raise standards within
the private security industry.
TESA: The Event Services Association is the
industry association for event organisers’ and suppliers.