Trade Bodies and Associations

Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA)

The AEA was established in 1875 to promote the technical, trade and commercial interests of British manufacturers and suppliers of agricultural machinery. Since then it has championed the cause of manufacturers of agricultural machinery and more recently outdoor power equipment. Today its members cover a broad spectrum of manufacturers of land based equipment from combine harvesters to secateurs and everything in between.

British Agricultural and Garden Machinery Association (BAGMA)

The British Agricultural and Garden Machinery Association (BAGMA), is the dealer trade organisation for agricultural, garden and ground care machinery dealers. It was first established in 1917 as the National Association of Agricultural Engineers and Implement Dealers and has progressed through the last ninety or so years becoming BAGMA in 1972. BAGMA is now a Specialist Division of the British Independent Retailers Association (bira).

Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE)

IAgrE is the professional body for engineers, scientists, technologists and managers in agricultural and allied landbased industries, including forestry, food engineering and technology, amenity, renewable energy, horticulture and the environment. IAgrE’s prime remit is the promotion of professionalism at all levels through IAgrE membership and professional qualifications.

Land Based Colleges Aspiring to Excellence (LANDEX)

Land Based Colleges Aspiring to Excellence (LANDEX) is an organisation representing 36 member Colleges and Universities in England and 6 Members in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland who deliver education and training in land based occupational areas.


The UK’s Sector Skills Council for landbased and environmental industries. As a Sector Skills Council they support skills and training for people and businesses in the landbased and environmental sector. Lantra are an independent UK organisation owned and managed by their industries. They work with employers and the UK’s governments to address skills and productivity needs.