What does it mean to be a MUTA member?
Started in 1919 as the Canvas Goods and Made Up Textile Association, by eight founding members who were trading in textiles or making up textile products such as tents and tarpaulins.
For us, MUTA is the only link between Government (policy makers) and industry (experts) and provides that single platform to enable this to happen.
We are provided with advice in various areas of business with guidance notes, reference documents, and a member services helpline. MUTA helps to continually raise industry standards with Inspections and staff development through its StructureSafe course
Trade associations provide perfect platforms for suppliers to nurture new clients, and for clients to find new suppliers, as well as catching up with existing contacts through networking events. But it’s not just about making contacts and business, it’s also about friendships and alliances.
For any trade association to progress, it requires the hard work, and we hasten to add voluntary work of a Council or Executive Committee.
J & J Carter have been members of MUTA since April 1990, and during this time our founder, John Carter has served on MUTA Council as well as being the U.K representative for CEN/TC152/WG2 which now the published EN13782 standard for Temporary Structures & Tents Safety.
During our time in membership, we have been recognised for our work with MUTA’s industry awards in 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2008. In addition, John Carter also won the President’s Award in both 2004 and 2008 for his contributions to the industry. More recently he was awarded a MUTA Hall of Fame Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Temporary Structures Industry.
To summarise for J & J Carter, MUTA is all about business development, keeping up standards, ensuring compliance, forging relationships and friendships.