Launched in June 1993 as the British Association of Public Safety Communications Officials, British APCO, also known as BAPCO, is now acknowledged as the leading UK based Association for all professionals using or developing Public Safety technology.
British APCO is a growing community with extensive knowledge in Public Safety technology as a result of our members' use and delivery of real life public safety solutions. They are an independent, user led, not for profit association working to improve emergency services and public safety communications and information technology for everybody’s benefit.
British APCO is growing in membership, resource and influence, harnessing the expertise of those working at all levels and in all aspects of the public safety, critical communications information systems community. At a crucial time for the sector, they enable members to share knowledge, learn and network at events and via the BAPCO Journal and this website. We have specialist groups focusing on a range of projects, from 999 Apps, to MAIT and ESMCP and on the needs of SMEs.
Membership of British APCO is FREE to those working in the public sector.
MA Exhibitions was established in 2015 to house the Mark Allen Group’s growing portfolio of exhibitions. Through our market-leading brands, MA Exhibitions now organises some of the UK’s largest trade shows in their markets, including the Engineering Design Show, Nursery World Show, Manufacturing & Engineering North-East, Manufacturing Management Show and PrintWeek Live!. Many of our shows have been recognised for their success, innovation and customer experience.
We have a highly talented team of exhibition professionals, who have years of experience in organising award-winning exhibitions. Our teams are embedded in their markets. As a result, associations and organisations ask to partner with us to help them deliver world-class service and execution of their events.