The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has welcomed its 100th corporate member into the organisation.

Over the last 12 years, BCGA membership has grown by 72%, up from 58 companies in 2006 when Doug Thornton joined the association.

“We are delighted to welcome our 100th member,” said BCGA Chief Executive Thornton.

“The figure highlights the sustained, ongoing growth of the BCGA in recent years, and reflects the significance to the association in providing a valued membership organisation for the compressed gas sector.”

The BCGA has been actively communicating the vital role compressed gases play in the UK economy, raising awareness of how the ‘invisible industry’ underpins a safe, successful and health nation.

“The association truly represents the compressed gases sector, bringing together the full supply chain and a wide range of companies that enable our industry to safely provide the enterprise and services that the UK depends on,” said Mr Tim Hulbert, BCGA President.

BCGA members employ 19,000 people directly and account for an annual turnover of approximately £2.7bn.

Members of BCGA operate in high-regulated industry and work together on technical, safety, health and environmental issues to achieve high standards on integrity and environmental care, both within their own and customers’ working environments.

“BCGA’s continued growth is testimony to the important role it plays in our industry,” Hulbert concluded.