API provides a range of benefits and services for member companies, including:


Professional Code of Conduct

Adhering to a well-defined Code of Conduct adds value and credibility to your business.  It is important to offer your customers the peace of mind that comes from knowing they are working with a professional company. read more



All members provide monthly data and subsequently receive a monthly ‘state of the industry’ report which gives them industry statistics and company-specific analysis.


Dedicated website

An excellent information source providing members’ contact details, latest news and case studies.  Members also benefit from an exclusive members area containing a range of industry-specific information e.g. Standards updates and tender opportunities.


Increased exposure to potential customers

We promote members on our website, on social media, articles in the trade press and exhibitions and seminars.


Representation to Government

Through the relationship with the Federation of Sports and Play Associations (FSPA) we represent the industry on a variety of issues affecting the sector and member companies. The API is a founder member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on a Fit and Healthy Childhood.


Credit Information Service

We provide a confidential monthly analysis of bad debtors which is distributed to contributing members.


Sales leads

Through the dedicated members only section we circulate sales leads and tender opportunities generated from online enquiries.


Regular member updates

The API produces a weekly members’ update providing the latest business news and information.


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 affect their industry.


Regular networking opportunities

Members are invited to attend various API events throughout the year including the Annual General Meeting and Dinner in April and the Members’ General Meeting later in the year.



API arranges information exchange opportunities enabling members to keep abreast of current Standards changes and interpretation issues along with other relevant industry-specific workshops, seminars and training.


Federation of Sports and Play Associations – FSPA

As part of the API, members are also part of the wider FSPA body – Europe’s largest sports 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


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