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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


  • Ufi / learndirect

    Ufi, the organisation behind learndirect, has a mission to use technology to transform the skills & employability of the workforce to improve the UK’s productivity.

  • UK Accreditation Service (UKAS)

    UKAS is the national accreditation body to assess, against international agreed standards, organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services.

  • UK Atomic Energy Authority

    The UK Atomic Energy Authority was set up to research and develop nuclear power. The principle mission of the Authority is to capitalise on the major fusion assets at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE), to advance fusion science and technology to the point of commercialisation, and to position the UK to participate in the future fusion-power economy.

  • UK Commission for Employment and Skills - (UKCES)

    The UK Commission aims to raise skill levels to help drive enterprise, create more and better jobs and economic growth.

  • UK Skills and WorldSkills

    UK Skills works to raise the profile of skills in the UK and oversee the UK’s premier skills competitions, WorldSkills UK. UK Skills also manages the UK team for WorldSkills, the world’s biggest skills competition.

  • UK Space Agency

    The UK Space Agency is at the heart of UK efforts to explore and benefit from space.

  • UK Trade and Investment (UKTI)

    UKTI is a non-ministerial Government Department. We work closely with both the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

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