“We value our API membership very highly. We know first-hand that customers look for it when they’re choosing a play provider.  Taking on a play project can be daunting, and purchasers know that API members will go the extra mile before, during and after the installation.”  

Helen Jones MD, RTC Safety Surfaces Ltd

“Being a member of the API gives us a distinct advantage over our non-member competitors. The API is the only dedicated UK play trade association and Local Authorities stipulate that companies must be a member of a trade body as part of the scoring system in their tender processes. We’ve won contracts because we’re API members.”

 Mark Grace MD, HAGS

“We find that being part of the API instantly tells customers that we’re reliable, professional providers of high-quality play equipment.  It takes the guesswork out of the process and gives them peace of mind that they’re choosing a reputable company with a proven track record of providing innovative and challenging products.” 

Charlie Howard, Wicksteed Playgrounds

“From the moment we joined, we had access to a huge range of free or discounted benefits and services. The API partner with experts in HR, marketing, health and safety and much more and they’re always on hand to answer our specific questions.  The support they’ve provided throughout the pandemic and the Brexit transition period has been so important to us.”

Alasdair Wellwood MD,  Russell Play

“API’s support is completely tailored to our industry.  We get exclusive market statistics, original play industry research, free advertising of play industry jobs on their website and free technical dispute mediation services.”

Steve Sylvester MD, Kompan

“The API website is always our first port-of-call when we have a query. As a member, we get access to the exclusive members-only section, packed full of relevant and up-to-date information and every week we get a newsletter with the latest industry news which I never miss!”

James Gowan MD, Fawns Recreational Services

“I’ve attended a few of the API webinars, seminars and networking events and they’re always worthwhile.  The API have links with leading experts in their field, so you know you’re getting the best information as well as an opportunity to connect with others in the industry.”

Jessica Tilston, Creative Play

“The API works hard to promote its members and share good news stories on their website, social media and newsletters.  The website has a dedicated section for members’ news and they make sure that customers know the advantages of choosing an API member.”

 Barry Leahey MBE, Playdale Playgrounds

“One thing I love about the API is its campaigning work.  They do so much more than many trade associations and champion the importance of outdoor play for children’s health and wellbeing.  They work closely with Government departments and industry stakeholders to secure funding for public play spaces, and they were instrumental in bringing playgrounds back into use after the first national lockdown.”

Steve Danby, Playscheme

“The API has always provided us with a very personalised service.  If I have a question I just call or email one of the team, knowing that they will go out of their way to help.  During all the uncertainty of recent months through Covid and Brexit, I can’t thank the team enough for their support, information and advice.

Rob Baker MD, Proludic