What We Do

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The British Ceramic Confederation represents the collective interests of all sectors of the UK ceramics industry. BCC safeguards the industry's prosperity, acting on its behalf in discussions and negotiations with government and regulators.

In parallel, as a Trade Association, BCC provides wide ranging professional advice to its members, covering employment law, health and safety, energy, emissions, planning and waste management issues. In this role it promotes environmentally responsible and sustainable manufacturing. Most related advisory services, many of which generate significant cost savings for manufacturers, are free to BCC members. A number of Sector Associations carry out specific activities, notably marketing and standards development, on behalf of their respective member companies.

BCC's 100 member companies together comprise over 90% of the UK ceramic industry's manufacturing capacity. The wide range of products include:

  • domestic and commercial tableware and giftware
  • sanitaryware, wall - and floor - tiles
  • bricks, clay roof tiles, clay pipes and land drains
  • industrial ceramics and refractories
  • material supplies for use in the industry

Please watch this short video for information about our work in which some key politicians, regulators and academics share how we have been working and our members explain how this has helped their businesses.

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Forthcoming Events

  • Ceramic Innovation Network (CIN) Event - Ceramics in Society: Demanding Environments

    Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Location: Lucideon, Queens Road, Penkhull, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 7LQ

    This event will bring together academics and industrialists from all sub-sectors of the ceramic industry seeking to improve their knowledge of the potential applications of ceramics across a range of demanding environments.  Please click here to keep up to date with the developing programme.

    To register for your free place, please email Helen Clarke at the BCC office. 

    Further information will be provided in due course.

Page last updated: 21/12/17