What does a trade association actually do? A common perception is that many trade associations exist to protect the interests of their members – and maybe provide some kind of ‘club’ environment, in which like-minded people share ideas and socialise.
NARM, the National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers, is committed to a remit that goes way beyond this limited view. Yes, of course we do play an active role in supporting our members and our industry.
However, the biggest aspect of our work – by far – takes us outside the confines of our own membership, working with partner organisitions and individuals, towards a common goal of improving standards within the construction industry: specifically those involved in the provision of daylight. These include other trade and professional bodies, government, universities and research establishments, manufacturers and many other organisations. Our work involves us in all aspects of the design, specification and installation of rooflights and standards pertaining to them.