KBzine: the original kitchen and bathroom industry e-news - since 2002
15th June 2018
We strongly recommend viewing KBzine full size in your web browser. Click our masthead above to visit our website version.
BMA AGM delegates learn how to avoid jail sentence for wrongly labelled toilets!
A new European law now makes it possible for manufacturers of the humble loo to be sent to jail if they are found guilty of labelling their toilets incorrectly. The eyebrow-raising law came into force in July and it was just one of the topics discussed at the recent AGM and Council meeting of the Bathroom Manufacturers Association.
Chris Taylor-Hamlin, Technical Director of the award winning BMA, announced the new regulations and the ramifications for bathroom manufacturers. "The CE mark has come to bathroom products," he said. "Manufacturers, importers, distributors and retailers now have to ensure that their products meet strict regulations if they are to be successfully marketed throughout the EU."
The full-house AGM was packed with well over 90 BMA members and Yvonne Orgill, Chief Executive, described it as being the best attended AGM, ever. "The turnout today has been fantastic, and probably the best in our 100 year history. Members of the trade association are increasingly reliant on the services we provide and by using us as 'The Voice of the Industry' they can keep well on top of the raft of new laws emanating from Europe."
Dr. Noble Francis, Economics Director of the Construction Products Association fascinated members with his latest view of the construction industry and private home building market.
The AGM confirmed Steve Lee, CEO at Methven UK, as President of the organisation for the next 12 months. David Osborn, Managing Director of Roman Showers was re-elected the First Vice President and John Blackburn, MD of Twyford Bathrooms, second Vice President.
The BMA, based at based at Keele Science and Business Park, 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 over 60 major bathroom manufacturing groups and service providers with over 90 well-known brands in the market place. The manufacturing base directly employs 10,000+ people across almost 80 sites around the UK.
Image: Chris Taylor-Hamlin, Technical Director. Yvonne Orgill, Chief Executive. Steve Lee, President, BMA.
19th July 2013