Who We Are

The BDA is celebrating 40 years serving our members and the drilling industry in 2016 

We are the UK trade association for those who drill holes in the ground, manufacture / supply drilling rigs & equipment, or supply services to the geotechnical and ground investigation industry.

Our members cover  such things as: ground investigation; mineral exploration; water-well activities; ground consolidation; quarry drilling; geothermal drilling; directional drilling; ground anchors; piling; laboratory testing; training; specialist insurance services; geotechnical consultancy; drilling rig & equipment supply. We do not however include drilling for oil and gas.

Mission Statement

Committed to Improving Standards in Health & Safety, Quality of Workmanship and Technical Proficiency for the Benefit of the Drilling Industry and its Clients.

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BDA Golf Day...

2nd September 2016

Woodsome Hall, Huddersfield...

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Driving Long Term Health and W...

5th October 2016

RAF Museum, London...

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BDA 40th Anniversary Dinner Da...

22nd October 2016

Nottingham Crown Plaza, Wollat...

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