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The Institute of Carpenters – the home for professionals working in wood trades. The Institute was established in 1890, to help maintain standards and skills at a time when traditional skills were being lost.

Over a century later, we’re still committed to upholding the highest standards of our historic craft and membership is now open to all craftspeople working in wood trades (e.g. carpenters, joiners, wheelwrights, furniture makers, boat builders and shop fitters).

Today, we work to enhance and promote the status of our ancient profession and to ensure that our members and their clients benefit from the superior knowledge and craftsmanship associated with the Institute.

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City & Guilds is one of the world’s largest learning and skills businesses. Voted an education Super brand by British consumers, over 2 million people a year train with City & Guilds. The Accreditation service from City & Guilds is a globally recognised benchmark of quality for in-house training courses. We work with companies worldwide to accredit their training, which results in improved quality and more motivated employees. You need to know that your training is being delivered to the highest standard, every time. City & Guilds Accreditation translates 130 years of quality assurance expertise into a global Accreditation benchmark that we will work with you to reach. Your Accreditation from City & Guilds is a mark of quality that represents best practice in workplace training.

Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme

CHAS is the UK’s leading accreditation scheme, used by over 2,500 clients to source reputable and trustworthy contracts with businesses just like yours.

CHAS helps you find work and grow. We’re dedicated to our members’ success, actively supporting your progress and development, connecting you with brands that empower your business and setting you up with resources and training that put you ahead of your competition.

Made in Britain, we bring together the British manufacturing community, united by the use of the registered collective mark. Made in Britain is a not-for-profit organisation that supports British manufacturers globally. We work collaboratively with UK trade bodies, UK government departments Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Department for International Trade (DIT), and the UK media to support skilled jobs, responsible business, and sustainable growth. The Made in Britain membership organisation aims to provide assurance that products are identified as being made in the geographical territory of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and that our members adhere to the highest standards.

As a not-for-profit organisation, we’re committed to supporting all small business owners and the self-employed in the UK. Be part of the leading voice of small businesses heard at all levels of government as we influence policy, campaign on the issues that matter most, and make a real difference for you.

Our mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions.