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Profile of registrant

UK Metric Association

Identification number in the register: 597944510902-76
Registration date: 27/03/13 15:55:45

The information on this organisation was last modified on 14/03/14 23:32:07
The date of the last annual update was 14/03/14 23:32:07

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: UK Metric Association
Acronym: UKMA
Legal status: non-corporate membership association
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Derek Pollard
Position: Secretary

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Derek Pollard
Position: Secretary

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 34 Wroxham Gardens 
London N11 2BA
Telephone number: (+44) 2083746997
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: UKMA is an open, non-party-political organisation which supports the use of the international system of measures (SI), also commonly known as the metric system, for all official, trade, safety, educational, scientific, technical, media and communications, legal and contractual purposes in the UK. It believes that the adoption of the metric system in the UK is in the national interest and is of benefit to the public.

The objects of UKMA are, for the public benefit:
* to advance education in, and understanding of, the metric system.
* to advance understanding of the science and practice of measurement by sponsoring, commissioning or publishing relevant research.
* to advance consumer protection by promoting consistent and transparent pricing and labelling, product description and advertising of goods and services.
* to improve road safety by promoting the use of signage that complies with the best international practice and standards through the use of internationally understood units and symbols.
* to advance public health by promoting the exclusive use of metric units throughout all branches of public and private sector healthcare, sports and health and fitness clubs.
* to remove barriers to communication, especially between scientists and the general public, and hence advance public understanding of science, technology and engineering, by promoting SI as the default system of measures in the UK.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 7
Complementary information: UKMA is governed by a committee, normally seven or eight strong, elected annually by the members. The committee is responsible for general management of UKMA and for the direction of its funds and affairs.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

UKMA monitors new and amended EU directives with a view to ensuring the continued use of SI measures in the UK economy.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Consumer Affairs
  • External Relations
  • Internal Market
  • Trade
  • Transport


Total number of members that are natural persons: 100
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Financial data

Financial year: 07/2012 - 06/2013
Total budget: 480
of which public financing: 0
- from European sources:
- Procurement: 0
- Grants: 0
- from national sources: 0
- from local/regional sources: 0
from other sources: 480
- donations: 150
- contributions from members: 330
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.