IFEH was established in the mid 1980ies and registered under British Company law and runs on an honorary basis.
The IFEH network was established through the co-operation between professionals in the U.K., Australia, Scotland and Ireland and came from the need to exchange professional advice and expertise in order to develop the profession. In the former British Commonwealth countries a similar legal system and professional concept had developed which facilitated the identification of brothers and sisters in the trade. There also existed an exchange of professionals and joint education of professionals.
Further information can be obtained at: www.ifeh.org