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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


  • Industrial Development Advisory Board (IDAB)

    The IDAB advises Ministers on applications from companies who are proposing to undertake capital investment projects in the Assisted Areas in England and have applied for financial assistance under the Grant for Business Investment scheme.

  • Land Registry

    The Land Registry registers title to land in England and Wales, and records dealings (for example, sales and mortgages) with registered land. 

  • OFCOM (merging with Postcomm)

    OFCOM is the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK’s communications industries, with responsibilities across television, radio, telecommunications and wireless communications services, including management of the civilian wireless radio spectrum.

    Update October 2010: The postal services regulator, Postcomm, will be merged into Ofcom.

  • Office of Fair Trading (OFT)

    The OFT is the UK's consumer and competition authority. Its mission is to make markets work well for consumers.

  • Ordnance Survey

    Ordnance Survey is the national mapping agency of Great Britain and provides accurate and up-to-date geographic data to government, business and individuals.


  • 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.

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