There are numerous organisations working to further the interests of the nuclear sector.

In addition to our contacts within Government and the close working relationships we have with our member companies, we also work with the following organisations.

APPG on Nuclear

The NIA provides the secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Nuclear. The group provides a forum for Parliamentarians to discuss civil nuclear energy on a cross party basis.


Recognised as the voice of the supply chain, Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster brings people together to do business. Members share a commitment to developing partnerships, promoting the region as ambassadors and inspiring the next generation of Cumbrian collaborators.

Cogent Skills

Cogent is the UK’s industry skills body for chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nuclear, oil and gas, petroleum and polymer businesses. It also has a key role in meeting the skills needs of emerging technologies.


The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board is the statutory skills body for the engineering construction industry in Great Britain. It works closely with employers and the Government to attract develop and qualify engineering construction personnel in a wide range of craft, technical and professional skills and disciplines.

Environment Agency

The Environment Agency’s role is to protect and improve the environment. Within England it is responsible for regulating major industry and waste. Its main role is to inspect sites to make sure they are working within the law. It also looks to influence and educate site managers and staff to achieve the highest standards of environmental protection.


Foratom is the Brussels-based trade association for the nuclear energy industry in Europe. The main activity of the forum is to make European policy more beneficial for the nuclear industry.


The International Atomic Energy Association was set up in 1957 as the world’s centre for cooperation in the nuclear field. The Agency works with its Member States and multiple partners worldwide to promote the safe, secure and peaceful use of nuclear technologies.

North West Nuclear Forum

The Nuclear Forum provides its members with regular events offering invaluable networking opportunities for North West based companies working in the nuclear sector. The Nuclear Forum is a group of like-minded nuclear industry companies who see a mutual benefit in sharing their collective business knowledge.

Northern Powerhouse

Building a Northern Powerhouse is about boosting the local economy by investing in skills, innovation, transport and culture, as well as devolving significant powers and budgets to directly elected mayors to ensure decisions in the North are made by the North. Northern Powerhouse is backing business growth right across the North, and giving cities the power and resources they need to reach their huge untapped potential.


Leading businesses and organisations have come together to create a new graduate training programme; nucleargraduates.

Nuclear Industry Council

The Nuclear Industry Council was established in 2013 and represents a partnership between Government and industry with a view to providing high-level strategic direction to the UK’s nuclear industry.  Membership spans both industry and Government departments.

The Nuclear Institute

The Nuclear Institute is the UK membership organisation for Nuclear Professionals. It maintains the standards of professionalism in the nuclear sector through its code of conduct and the Nuclear Delta. The Nuclear Institute is also home to the Young Generation Network and Women in Nuclear UK.

Nuclear South West

Nuclear South West is a partnership of industry, academic and public sector, set up to champion the South West nuclear industry as the premier destination for investment, innovation and growth.


The National Skills Academy for Nuclear is an employer led organisation established to ensure that the UK Nuclear Industry and its Supply Chain has the skilled, competent and safe workforce it needs to deal with the current and future UK nuclear programme.

Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR)

Office for Nuclear Regulation is responsible for all nuclear sector regulation across the UK. ONR seeks to secure the protection of people and society from the hazards of the nuclear industry, by ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and by influencing the nuclear industry to create an excellent health, safety and security culture.

Wales Nuclear Forum

The Wales Nuclear Forum is the leading pan-Wales forum, which provides a platform for strategic engagement between the nuclear industry and Welsh-based suppliers.

World Nuclear Association

The World Nuclear Association is the international organisation that represents the global nuclear industry. Its mission is to promote a wider understanding of nuclear energy among key international influencers by producing authoritative information, developing common industry positions, and contributing to the energy debate.

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Grow your business

You can meet the right people and grow your business through our extensive Business Group programme and our unique Trade Directory.

Keep up to date

Our members receive the most up to date information on industry developments through our regular newsletters and briefings and our special interest group mailings.

Save money

Attendance at our Business Group meetings is free for member companies and members also receive discounts to our flagship conferences as well as Industry Link, our quarterly magazine.

Have a voice

Being a member of the NIA gives you a voice in Westminster and the media as the NIA works to ensure your business can grow. You can contribute to our consultation responses and policy positions through involvement in our groups.