EEF (manufacturers' association)
EEF is the largest sectoral employers' organisation in the UK.
It delivers services at national level and local level through a network of regional offices throughout England and Wales.
It also delivers training and consultancy in the UK and overseas.
Through offices in London and Brussels, EEF provides political representation on behalf of UK business in the engineering, manufacturing and technology-based sectors: lobbying government, MPs, regional development agencies, MEPs and European institutions.
EEF was formed in 1896 as the Engineering Employers' Federation and merged in 1918 with the National Employers' Federation. A history of the EEF cited in states that the original purpose of the EEF was "collective action to protect individual firms and local associations, the preservation of the ‘power to manage’, and the maintenance of industrial peace through established procedure." The EEF functioned as a 'Union' of Employers and negotiated from this stance with Trades Unions, for instance "twice, in 1897-8 and 1922, the Federation organised nationwide lock-outs. Procedural agreements for the avoidance of disputes were made with the unions at the conclusion of each of these lock-outs. These agreements provided for local and national joint conferences on disputed matters".
The EEF archive is curated by Warwick University's Modern Records Centre.
Membership of EEF is corporate: organisations and companies are members, not the individuals that work for them.
Executive Board Members
Terry Scuoler Chief Executive, EEF
Martin Temple CBE Chairman, EEF
Paul Jennings, Finance Director, EEF
John Peel OBE
Peter Wilson Managing Director, Crane Ltd
John Tissiman MBE Chairman, Edward Pryor & Son Michael Kirk OBE
Alan Wood CBE Chief Executive, Siemens
Gareth Jenkins Managing Director, FSG Tool & Die Ltd
Niels Vinther Managing Director, Grundfos Manufacturing Ltd
Grahame Nix OBE Deputy Managing Director, Marshall of Cambridge Aerospace
Tony Hammersley Manufacturing Director, TEV Ltd
Ian Fowler Managing Director, WH Rowe Ltd
Mark Pickering Director of Operations, Warwick Manufacturing Group
Hywel Jarman Director of External Affairs
Caroline Gumble Executive Director
Andrew Buckley Membership Director
Adrian Thompson Business Development Director
Dean Gardner Business Services Director