KBzine: the original kitchen and bathroom industry e-news - since 2002
23rd February 2018
We strongly recommend viewing KBzine full size in your web browser. Click our masthead above to visit our website version.
New man at the BMA's helm
He's been there before and he is back again for a two year term as President of the Bathroom Manufacturers Association... Steve Lee has taken over the top job from retiring President, Ian Stuart.
At the BMA's recent AGM at Stoke's Britannia Stadium, Ian Stuart concluded his fixed term of office reviewing the achievements of the Association and thanking the staff for their work, with limited resources.
"My stint at the helm seems to have flown by," he said. "The Association is in great shape. We have a clear strategy, our finances are in good order and our initiatives as the Voice of the Bathroom Industry are now highly regarded by the Government, the industry and the public."
The new President, Steve Lee, was elected unanimously by the BMA membership. He has over 25 years' senior experience in the bathroom industry, joining Bristan in 1991 and playing a significant role in growing that business. He now heads Methven UK, a leading supplier of showers and taps.
Reflecting on his appointment Steve said: "We are travelling a challenging path and the last few years have been particularly painful for our members. But the BMA remains strong, focussed and proactive and I am extremely proud to be taking the lead."
The AGM also saw the election of David Osborne to the position of First Vice President. David is currently chairman of the BMA's Centre of Excellence Product Group. He is Managing Director of Roman, the shower designer and manufacturer.
The BMA, based at Keele's Innovation Centre, is the trade association for bathroom manufacturers operating in the UK. It is the principal 'Voice of the Bathroom Industry' and acts as an information highway between industry, Government and the consumer on issues that affect the bathroom business.
The BMA represents, through its technical, marketing and management committees, the interests of 55 major bathroom manufacturing groups and service providers with over 80 well-known brands in the market place. The manufacturing base directly employs 10,000+ people across 79 sites around the UK.
10th August 2012