SMMT membership provides access to a wealth of products and services designed to develop and support your business. As part of one of the UK’s most influential trade associations, membership will place your business at the heart of the automotive sector, giving you a stronger voice in shaping policy and legislation across the UK and Europe.
Some information, advice and opportunities are only available to SMMT members, categorised as follows:
As a member
For those directly, primarily and continuously engaged in all or any of the activities of the design, concept, manufacture, sale, aftersale, disposal and recycling of motor vehicles, components and accessories, in the United Kingdom, for a period of at least 12 months leading up to the time of the application.
As an associate
For those individuals, firms and corporate bodies wishing to benefit from an association with SMMT upon terms granted by the SMMT Executive, and otherwise being ineligible to be a member of SMMT.
As an affiliate
For those organisations where there is a mutual benefit of association formally recognised, upon terms agreed by the SMMT Executive.
The application process
1. Request an application form by telephone, post or e-mail, or view / download the application form. Send the completed form to the Membership Department at the SMMT together with the application fee of £250 (£208.33 + VAT) which will be deducted from your annual subscription fee. For a guide to Member/Associate/Affiliate subscriptions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
2. Applications to join SMMT are reviewed on a monthly basis. Member applications are submitted to the relevant trade section/s for approval on the 1st of each month and then to the Executive for approval on the 15th of each month; Associate and Affiliate applications are submitted to the Executive only. All applications are subject to the SMMT Memorandum and Articles of Association.
3. SMMT will notify you immediately of the Executive’s decision (on or just after the 25th) and confirmation in writing will follow together with our VAT invoice if applicable.