Created in 1983, the National Association of Agricultural Contractors (NAAC) represents UK contractors who offer all types of land-based services to the government, local authorities, farmers, sports and recreational facilities. The NAAC assists contractors in providing a professional and competitive service to farmers and their community. The organisation also represents contractor interests at both the National and European level. The NAAC also created the Assured Land-Based Contractor Scheme. The goal of the scheme is to develop and maintain professionalism amongst land-based contractors and to help with the development and assurance of high standards of working practice within the contracting industry, so that customers receive the level of service that they need.