National Outsourcing Association

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Industry Outsourcing
Founded 1995
Headquarters London, England, United Kingdom>
Members 350(2011)

The National Outsourcing Association (NOA) was founded in the United Kingdom in 1987 by Martyn Hart. The organisation was the first European association to promote effective outsourcing and it is the parent of the federal European outsourcing association.

The NOA operates as a not-for-profit trade association and aims to promote best practice in outsourcing, lobbying government and regulators, and provide research and information to companies and managers using outsourcing. The NOA has developed Pathway,[1] a university accredited professional development qualification for the UK’s outsourcing industry.

The NOA includes the OUT Group,[2] as the commercial arm of the NOA which was created in 2004. The NOA are also associated with, a leading online news resource portal for the sourcing community.

Outsource magazine[edit]

In 2006 the NOA partnered with Outsource magazine[3] (published by EMP Media), an independent magazine serving the outsourcing space and the first magazine to do so. Outsource magazine became the NOA's official partner magazine. Additionally, Outsource became the first magazine serving the outsourcing sector to achieve ABC audit in Sep 2011.[4]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Pathway | National Outsourcing Association". Retrieved 2013-09-18. 
  2. ^ [1] Archived March 31, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Publications". 2013-07-18. Retrieved 2013-09-18. 
  4. ^