Bodies and organisations

Some of the better known accreditation bodies.





UK Payments Administration Ltd (Formerly APACS)

UK Payments Administration is the UK's trade association for payments and for those institutions that deliver payment services to customers. They provide standards that security printers have to adhere to when producing cheques in the UK.


Federation of Copyright Theft - They protect the UK's broadcasting and film industries against copyright theft, trademark infringements and counterfeiting. With the influx of illegal and pirated DVD movies, films and videos, they protect the interests of their members by working closely with the police and other agencies.


British Security Industry Association is a trade association of professional security companies in the UK. According to their site 70% of UK security products and services adhere to their standards.


The Independent Print Industries Association is a trade association (non-profit) that promotes high standards of quality within the UK printing industry.