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CIWM is the leading membership organisation for professionals in the resources and waste management sector, representing over 5,500 individuals across the UK and overseas.
We empower our members to achieve success by keeping them updated on the latest news and policy activity; providing expert technical advice and information; offering a range of training courses and learning opportunities; hosting industry-leading events; and providing a variety of unrivalled networking opportunities.
We are the UK trade association for those who drill holes in the ground, manufacture/
supply drilling rigs & equipment, or supply services to the geotechnical and ground investigation industry. Our members cover: ground investigation; mineral exploration; water-well activities; ground consolidation; quarry drilling; geothermal drilling; directional drilling; ground anchors; piling; laboratory testing; training; specialist insurance services; geotechnical consultancy; drilling rig & equipment supply. We do not however include drilling for oil and gas.
The Environmental Services Association (ESA) is the voice of the UK’s resource and waste management industry, which is transforming the way waste is managed. The sector achieves UK revenues in excess of £11 billion and directly employs more than 106,000 people. Since 1990, the sector has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 70 per cent (a record few others can match), and currently handles 27 million tonnes of municipal waste a year, while generating around 3.5% of the UK’s electricity through energy-recovery.
The Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS) represents the interests of piling, foundation and geotechnical contractors across the UK, promoting the highest levels of technical ability, quality and safety and it sets standards for the whole sector. Through its Associate Membership scheme, which extends to include consulting engineers, the FPS also represents associated geotechnical trades, sectors and plant manufacturers in their members supply chain that have a shared interest in the common goals and aims of the FPS.