FIS speaks with one strong voice for the finishes and interiors sector. We work on behalf of our membership to raise awareness and increase the influence of the sector. We help members to make the most of opportunities through advice, training, technical support and dialogue with government and other bodies.

Our growing influence is based on the support we give to members, our ability to share knowledge for and about the sector, our determination to drive standards high and to encourage a sense of pride in the quality of our members’ work.

By coming together as one strong organisation – created in 2014 from a merger of two previous trade associations – we are a powerful and unique voice for the sector. The new organisation was launched with its new name FIS in 2015.

FIS represents a growing sector, addressing key issues that affect our specialist members but also, more broadly, the construction industry and the UK economy. We aim to equip member companies to meet client needs more effectively, to make sure the sector has enough people with the right skills working to high technical standards, and to imbed a culture of quality and sustainable development. We focus on innovation because that creates a better tomorrow, but we are rigorous about health and safety because that affects the way we work today.

FIS is a coming together of previous organisations the Association of Interior Specialists and the Federation of Plastering and Drywall Contractors.