API provides a range of benefits and services for member companies, including:
API At a Glance
Professional Code of Conduct
Adhering to a well-defined Code of Conduct adds tangible value and credibility to your business and is very important to your customers. [read more]
Contributing members receive a monthly 'state of the industry' report giving statistical data for their company and an industry analysis.
Providing an excellent information source and provides members contact details and news items. Members also benefit from an exclusive members area containing a range of industry specific information e.g. Standards updates; tender opportunities.
Increased exposure to potential customers
We promote members via various social media platforms, articles in the trade press, exhibitions and seminars.
Representation to Government
Through the relationship with Federation of Sports and Play Associations we represent the industry on a variety of issues affecting the industry and member companies.
Credit Information Service
Confidential monthly analysis of bad debtors distributed to contributing members.
Through the dedicated members only section we circulate sales leads generated from online enquiries.
Regular member updates
The API produces a weekly newsletter which keeps members up-to-date with the latest business news and information.
Dedicated Trade Event
The API and its event organisers host an annual trade event Playfair www.playfairuk.com
Input into the development of current and new industry standards and guidance
API has representation on various BS and CEN product standard committees e.g. SW65 relating to Play Equipment and Safety Surfacing. Members can input into the creation and review of these documents which effect their industry.
Regular networking opportunities
Invitation to attend various API events throughout the year including 2 membership meetings.
API arranges information exchange training opportunities available for members only to keep abreast with current standards changes and interpretation issues along with other relevant training sessions.
Federation of Sports and Play Associations - FSPA
As part of the API, members are also part of a wider FSPA body - Euorpe's largest sport and play Federation, and receive additional FSPA membership benefits packages [read more
How to Join the API?
The API welcomes applications from any UK manufacturer, designer, installer and distributor of indoor and outdoor play equipment and safety surfacing which meet the current application process for membership. [read more]