In 2013 Richard Ayre and Tim James after agreeing that there was a need for the industry to be represented, formed what was then known as the PAT Testing Network. The idea was to create a network between PAT testing small businesses to help them work together better, share best practice, win new business and raise standards.
In 2017 after it became apparent that the network was struggling to make a difference they decided to rebrand and become the Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association. Almost overnight the change proved positive.
Previously doors that were slammed shut were opening and inviting us in. PATTA was born, and was having an instant impact.
In the 2 years since Tim has represented us at events, meetings and on committee’s for all kinds of industry briefings, including being part of the panel that is writing the next Code of Practice with the IET.
We work closely with key organisations such as Government, legislators, training bodies and consumer organisations to ensure that best practice in the industry is promoted and that our members are well represented.
We are a source of knowledge, professional advice and support for members.