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ABTA – Association of British Travel Agents. ABTA
Action with Communities in Rural England
Agricultural Engineers Association. AEA
Agricultural Industries Confederation. AEC
Agricultural Secretaries & Administrators, Institute of. IAgSA
Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board. AHDB
Agri-Rural Partnership
AHDB – cereals & oilseeds
AHDB Potatoes
Angling Trust
Animal Health Trust. AHT
Arboricultural Association
BAGMA – British Agricultural and Garden Machinery Association. BAGMA
Beekeepers Association, British. BBA
Brewing & Distilling, Institute of. IBD
Bristol Avon Rivers Trust. BART
British Beer and Pub Association. BBPA
British Crop Production Council. BCPC
British Egg Industry Council. BEIC
British Independent Retailers Association. BIRA
British Water
Business in the Community
Campaign to Protect Rural England
CAMRA – Bristol & District
Caravan and Motorhome Club
Caravan Owners, National Association of. NACO
Cider Makers, National Association of. NACM
Country Land & Business Association. CLA
Country Life
Country Living Magazine
Countryside Alliance
Countryside Education Trust. CET
Countryside Management Association
DEFRA – Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. DEFRA
DEFRA. Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
Drainage Authorities, Association of. ADA
Drainage Contractor
Ecological Society, British
Ecology & Environmental Management, Chartered Institute of. CIEEM
European Rural Community Alliance. ERCA
Farm Stay UK
Farmer Network
Farmers Weekly
Field Studies Council. FSC
Fisheries Management, Institute of. IFM
Florist Association, British. BFA
Florists, Institute of Professional. IoPF
Food Hygiene and Technology, Society of. SOFHT
Food Science & Technology of the United Kingdom, Institute of. IFST
Food Standards Agency
Foresters, Institute of Chartered. ICF
Forestry Commission
Geographical Association
Geographical Society, Royal
Green Crop Driers, British Association of. BAGCD
Health & Safety Executive. HSE
Horse Society, British
Horticulture Society, Royal. RHS
Hospitality, Institute of
Independent Brewers, Society of. SIBA
Independent Pharmacist
Independent Retailers Confederation. IRC
Independent Shops Near Me
Independent Tour Operators, Association of. AITO
International Federation of Agriculture Producers. IFAP
Landscape Institute. LI
LEAF. Linking Environment and Farming
Love British Food
Materials, Minerals & Mining, Institute of. IOM3
Meat, Institute of
National Association of Agricultural Contractors. NAAC
National Farmers’ Union of England and Wales. NFU
National Federation of SubPostmasters. NFSP
National Gardens Scheme
National Rural Touring Forum
National Sheep Association. NSA
National Trust
Natural England
NFU Countryside
Outdoor Industries Association. OIA
Pig Association, British. BPA
Pirbright Institute
Processors & Growers Research Organisation. PGRO
Pub is the Hub
Quarrying, Institute of
Rare Breeds Survival Trust
Royal Agricultural Society of England. RASE
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. RCVS
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. RSPB
Rural Community Network
Rural Development Programme for England
Rural Services Network
Social Farms & Gardens
Sport & Recreation Management, Institute of
Sport and Physical Activity, Chartered Institute for the Management of. CIMSPA
Sports & Play Associations, Federation of. FSPA
Sports, Parks & Leisure, Institute for. ISPAL
Start Up Biz Hub
Support for Independent Retail
Talk Business
TCV – conservation volunteers
Tenant Farmers Association. TFA
The Prince’s Countryside Fund
The Royal Smithfield Club
Timber Trade Federation
Tourist Net UK
Travel & Tourism, Institute of. ITT
Visit Britain
Visit England
Visit Somerset
Visit Wiltshire
Water & Environmental Management, Chartered Institute of. CIWEM
West Country Cottages
WI – Women’s Institutes, National Federation of. WI
Wild Animal Keepers, Association of British and Irish. ABWAK
Wood Turners Association, British. BWTA
World Tourism Organisation. UNWTO
Young Farmers’ Clubs, National Federation of. NFYFC