Full association membership

Is open to all manufacturers directly involved in the electric and optical fibre cable making industry within the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Associate membership

Is available to other manufacturers who are not directly involved with the manufacture of electric or optical fibre cable making but who are closely associated with the industry.

Membership benefits

  • To be directly involved in determining policy
  • To have access to early information
  • To exert influence


All members are represented on Council which is the principal body of the Association.  It addresses issues affecting the whole industry and the operation of the Association.  At Council level members have the opportunity to resolve major all-industry issues that are brought to their attention and thus determine the Association's policy. Through the Association the industry is far more effective in influencing the decision-makers by developing a single powerful voice.

Representation on sectoral committees allows specific issues affecting only a part or parts of the industry to be handled in a similar way.  At this level there is also specific technical representation.

With members having representation at all levels also ensures that all are kept informed, by electronic means, of a range of key developments potentially affecting the industry.

At all committee levels the British Cables Association deals only with issues that are agreed as being of concern to the whole or a substantial part of the industry and it applies this to its operations at both national and European Levels.

The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) on CPR:

Construction Products Regulation (CPR) ensures consistent information is available for those who need to know by enabling the performance of construction products throughout the EU to be assessed and compared irrespective of the manufacturer or country of origin.

The Approved Cables Initiative recently launched a campaign to highlight the 'CPR' requirements - the results are expressed in a hierarchical series of classes (Aca down to Fca). Please watch the video and access our CPR page.