Thank you for considering membership of the Outdoor Industries Association (OIA).
The OIA is a Non-Profit trade association comprised of retailers, distributors, outdoor brands, service providers, NGB's, NGO's and associates. We are a high profile, campaigning organisation that provides leadership, supports and represents the UK outdoor industry and promotes getting active outdoors. We represent the interests of our members and the whole industry which covers a wide range of outdoor recreational activities.
If you believe that the UK outdoor trade deserves good representation, needs to be ready for the next challenge to hit the industry, and to stand up for your interests, then the OIA membership fee is a very small price to pay for that insurance.
Please join us, encourage others to join and then make the most of it - get involved in some of our projects and initiatives and come along to our events to network with industry colleagues.
why join the OIA?
The OIA is registered as a Community Interest Company (CIC) – which means it does not make a profit, the board of directors are volunteers and your membership donations can be taken against tax. We are a high profile, campaigning organisation that provides leadership and promotes the outdoors, persuasively representing the industries’ interests in all activities at every level.
We invest our funds into not only securing direct membership benefits for your business but also undertaking key activities to support the outdoor sector as a whole, such as:
The OIA’s annual conference has quickly developed into an essential event on the trade calendar. The international speakers, workshops and networking elements are all of the highest standard and the social side of the conference is also really fun!
If we get more people active outdoors, we will fundamentally change the lives of people in Great Britain.
It feels now that we are talking about some bigger industry issues at Governmental level and actually getting access, which is rather special.
JD Outdoor are proud to sit on the board of the OIA – we invest time and resource into it and believe it helps pull the industry together and speak with a louder voice than even JD Outdoor Group could alone. We encourage our suppliers to give something back and support the work the OIA does for the industry.
We talk to each other. We discuss the issues. Genuinely, relationships get built and actions happen and I think that’s to the credit of the OIA for bringing that together.