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UKIE proposes merger with fellow trade body Tiga

Industry trade body UKIE said it would like to explore a closer relationship with its counterpart Tiga at its Annual General Meeting today.

There have been numerous calls from the industry in the past for a single UK trade organisation to represent developers, and UKIE has now expressed its interest in joining forces with Tiga.

UKIE chairman Andy Payne said he was extending a hand” to Tiga CEO Richard Wilson and the board to explore how the trade bodies can work together.He said the current split meant the industry only had half our voice, half our power" with two separate organisations.

It just feels like we should be one because we are a new industry,” said Payne.It would be easier, for the media and politicians.”

UKIE CEO Jo Twist said the two organisations often discussed industry matters together, and the trade bodies shouldn’t have to compete for members, adding:We’ve had a lot of members leave Tiga and join UKIE but they shouldn’t have to."

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