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Partner organisations

BIS is supported by a wide range of partner organisations in delivering its strategic priorities. Our partners provide services, information and advice to the Department and directly to a wide range of people and organisations. We have nine executive agencies: Companies House, The Insolvency Service, the Intellectual Property Office, the Land Registry, the Met Office, the National Measurement Office, Ordnance Survey the Skills Funding Agency and the UK Space Agency. Read about how we make public appointments. See also the BIS Public Bodies Directory 2010


  • Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO)

    The Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) has been set up to drive better delivery of regulation. They promote a simple and clear regulatory environment in which businesses have the confidence to invest and grow, and citizens and communities are properly protected, ensuring the business voice is heard in the delivery of regulation and developing practical tools for regulators.

  • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)

    UK grant funding agency for academic research and training in biotechnology and biological sciences.

  • British Hallmarking Council (BHC)

    BHC ensures that there are adequate facilities for the assaying and hallmarking in the UK.

  • British Standards Institution (BSI)

    BSI is the UK's National Standards Body. It represents UK economic and social interests in European and international standards organisations and through the development of business information solutions, and works with industry, businesses, government and consumers to facilitate the production of British, European and international standards.

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