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Bespoke’s Big List of Accreditations, Certifications, Memberships and Compliance

Jack Bolton
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Jack Bolton
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In bidding, having the correct certificates can mean the difference between a pass and a fail. Equally, the appropriate accreditations can often be the one key factor that lands you that big sale. It’s important therefore, to be aware of the various certifications, memberships, accreditations and compliance standards available and which you should pursue for your business.

In this article we list every certificate, accreditation and membership we can think of across a wide range of industries, providing you with a one-stop-shop for every compliance point you might need.

(This is quite a long list, so rather than scrolling down the entire thing, you may wish to use the shortcuts on the left of this page.)

General Accreditations

While many accreditations are industry-specific, there area a lot of generic ones too. Here are some, if not all of the most common.

British Standards

The BSI Group currently has over 27,000 active standards. Aligning your processes with those which are most relevant to your industry is always recommended.

ISO Accreditations

ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) accreditations are the ubiquitous standard for quality across all industries. The below are some of the most common.

For more on the ISO’s vast array of standards and certifications click here.


The SSIP was founded to help reduce health and safety assessment costs and bureaucracy in supply chains and procurement. It does this by offering cross-recognition between a number of different member schemes, essentially ensuring that membership with one, means compliance with them all. Below is a list of SSIP members.

SSIP accreditations are most commonly associated with the construction industry, although many are just as relevant in other industries too.

Founder Members

Health & Safety Assessment Schemes

Trade Body Associations

Certification Bodies

Other General Accreditations

By Industry

Here are a list of Accreditations, Certifications, Memberships, Associations and Trade Bodies organised by industry.

Construction / Engineering
Fire Safety Systems
IT / Technology



Have we missed anything? Let us know below and we’ll be sure to update our list!

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nb. This is not a definitive list. This web page and its contents should be used for information purposes only and not as any form of legal or professional advice. If you are interested in any of the above mentioned accreditaitons, memberships or certifications, or would like to learn more about professional and/or trade compliance, please consult with your legal representatives and the relevant regulatory bodies.

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