Supplier Directories by Sector

Hygiene products:

With high demand for certain hygiene products, here are some UK manufacturers and suppliers of these products for your business.
You will need to speak to companies directly to establish whether they are able to provide the quantities you may require.
  • The Cleaning and Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) represent major manufacturers and distributors supplying cleaning and hygiene products in the UK. You can search their online directory of both UK manufacturers and distributors, by product.
  • The UK Cleaning Products Industry Association (UKCPI) represent UK producers of some of the major UK manufacturers of hand sanitiser and soap. They represent manufacturers of washing powders and liquids; fabric conditioners; bar soaps; hand and machine dish wash; household disinfectants; air care and polishes and specialist cleaners for use in kitchens and bathrooms.
  • The Confederation of Paper Industry (CPI) is the leading trade association representing the UK’s Paper-based Industries, comprising paper and board manufacturers and converters, corrugated packaging producers, makers of soft tissue papers, and collectors of paper for recycling.
  • Informa’s SHP Directory lists a number of UK and European PPE suppliers.

Food & Drink

Directory name
What’s it for?
UK Food and Drink Exporters Association Supplier Directory
Directory of FDEA (Food & Drink Exporters Association) members.
Food and Drink Federation Members List
Full members of the Food and Drink Federation, from large international manufacturers to small organic companies.
Foodservice Equipment Association
Provides information on business operators, including activities, key people, strategy and operating data.
Food & Drink Technology Suppliers Directory
Searchable directory of food and drink equipment, products and services.
Food Manufacture Directory
Food manufacture.co.uk’s directory of UK suppliers food ingredients, as well as suppliers of packaging and processing equipment. Full contact details provided.

Digital & Creative Industries

Directory name
What’s it for?
British Institute of Interior Design
You can search by designer or practice expertise, style, location and budget and browse a selection of designers appropriate for your project.
Textiles Scotland Members Directory
Scottish textiles directory searchable by product, material, sector and location.
Visit Britain Supplier Directory
Supplier directory of UK-based travel and tourism suppliers.

Oil & Gas

Directory name
What’s it for?
Rigzone Oil & Gas Company Directory
A database of international companies and their products and services. You can search the directory by company name, category, or service.
Subsea UK Directory
Member directory for Subsea UK searchable by keyword and category.
Decom North Sea Member Directory
Directory of members of this oil and gas decommissioning sector organisation.
Pipeline Industries Guild Directory
A searchable directory of guild members, which can be used to find contractors, equipment manufacturers, goods & services providers

Renewables

Directory name
What’s it for?
Scottish Renewable Energy Directory
Scottish supply chain directory searchable by renewable energy sector (e.g. offshore wind, solar) and company type.
Renewable UK Member Directory Search
Comprehensive database of organisations involved in UK wind, wave and tidal energy.  Searchable by UK region.
Renewable Energy Planning Database
 
A list of renewable energy operators  involved in renewable electricity projects including those that can be used for combined heat and power (CHP). It is updated at the end of each quarter and tracks energy projects that are 150KW and over. Searchable by technology type.

Financial & Business Services

Management Consultancies Association
Searchable directory of UK consultants. Can search by sector or service provided.
Law Society of Scotland’s Find A Solicitor directory
Find solicitors specialising in different areas of law.

High Value/ Manufacturing

Directory name
What’s it for?
British Plastics Federation
Searchable plastics industry directory, which could be used to find suppliers of machinery, equipment, materials, compounds and plastic parts.
Make It British
Directory of British companies covering the following sectors; menswear, womenswear, childrenswear, health and beauty, accessories, pet accessories, home and garden, food and drink, leisure, technology, manufacturers and business to business.
Let’s Make It Here
Database of UK garment, accessories, textiles and textile equipment manufacturers. You can search by category, keyword and location, etc. You can also filter the search to manufacturers who offer bespoke contract manufacturing and can offer small quantities.
Federation of Master Builders
Directory of companies within the UK construction industry, by trade and postcode.
British Safety Industry Federation
Directory of safety equipment manufacturers, distributors, test houses, certification bodies, safety consultancy companies and service providers within the UK safety industry.

Life Sciences

Directory name
What’s it for?
Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI)
Leading medical technology industry association in the UK with over 250 members.
Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)
Directory of members within UK pharma industry.
 
AXREM UK
AXREM is the UK trade association representing the interests of suppliers of diagnostic medical imaging, radiotherapy, healthcare IT and care equipment in the UK.  Member directory.
British Dental Industry Association
UK association for the dental industry. Member Directory.
British Healthcare Trades Association
Healthcare association representing the UK’s healthcare and assistive technology industry.
Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Authority (MHRA)
Public Access Database for Medical Device Registrations – will show all companies who have had to register their medical devices with the MHRA.