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16th May 2019
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BMA looks to the future at AGM
The Bathroom Manufacturers Association held a successful AGM at Hogarths Stone Manor, Kidderminster, electing a new presidential team that will help deliver the Association's ambitious plans for the next three years.
Alan Dodds from Roca UK (pictured here speaking at KBB Birmingham) takes on the role of president for two years, assisted by Nick McGrellis, Croydex, as first vice president and John Robinson, from Ideal Standard International in the position of second vice president.
During his president's report Alan said: "We have a strong financial base and a dedicated management team to serve us well in the future. The BMA is the voice for the industry and has an important role to play in lobbying the government as the uncertain outcomes of Brexit unfold."
BMA CEO Yvonne Orgill updated members on the current campaigns, outlining the positive progress that has been made on both the development of a Voluntary Agreement for an industry-wide acceptable Water Label and improving awareness of the importance of sourcing compliant 'fit for purpose' CE marked bathroom products.
Sharon George from Keele University gave a presentation on the university's ongoing research into eradicating single-use and difficult-to-recycle plastics. She urged all manufacturers to work with their local universities so that more work can be done on identifying how to recycle products and packaging, providing more than one lifecycle for goods.
2020 Fusion announced that its bathroom catalogues will now include water label products, helping to raise awareness and improve knowledge throughout the industry.
Members were also given the first headline results from the recent consumer research undertaken by the BMA to understand people's buying decisions and how they use their bathrooms.
"These are eagerly awaited results," said Yvonne. "We are releasing the top headline details to begin with and the full report will be revealed at the Bathroom & Kitchen Business Conference in October, open to the whole industry - book your seat.
"This is the first time any organisation from our industry has questioned the consumer in so much detail about their bathrooms and how they use bathroom products, so there is a wealth of results and statistics to follow."
The meeting concluded with a vote of thanks from Alan Dodds for Yvonne and her team, he said: "The BMA is always proactive rather than reactive and the team is always punching above its weight to achieve outstanding results."
For more details and to book a place at the Bathroom & Kitchen Business Conference:
25th June 2018