The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) is moving offices for the first time in its 17-year history.

The trade body has been housed at the purpose-built Confederation House offices on the East of England Showground, just outside Peterborough, since shortly after it was formed in 2003. The AIC was created through the merger of the former United Kingdom Supply Trade Association, which had offices in Whitehall; the Fertiliser Manufacturers Association, based elsewhere in Peterborough; and an informal group of agrochemical distributors.

AIC and its subsidiary AIC Services are now in the process of moving to new offices, following its landlord’s decision not to extend the property lease of Confederation House.

From May 1st 2021, the temporary registered address of both companies will be Abbotsgate House, Hollow Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 7FA while new accommodation is secured.

In the meantime, all AIC staff are continuing to work from home during the pandemic restrictions.

Clarification: Our report on the AIC office move (ATN No 16, April 30th 2021) stated that the Confederation is to move to new offices in Bury St Edmunds. In fact, this is just a temporary registered address while the AIC finds new permanent office facilities. ATN is happy to set the record straight.