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31st August 2020
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Bathroom industry pays tribute to Yvonne Orgill as new CEO takes over at BMA
The bathroom industry paid tribute to the significant contribution that outgoing Bathroom Manufacturers Association's CEO Yvonne Orgill has made to the bathroom industry, at the 2019 Bathroom & Kitchen Business Conference.
A presentation was made by BMA President Alan Dodds (pictured with Yvonne) at the gala dinner to mark Yvonne's 33 years in the industry, as she passed the baton of leading the BMA to new CEO Tom Reynolds.
Yvonne will continue working with the BMA until the end of the year, in a part time support capacity and also takes on the role of CEO at the Unified Water Label.
Alan said: "Yvonne has tremendous energy and passion for the bathroom industry. She has poured her heart and soul into developing and leading the BMA, building a solid base of committed members. She leaves us with a strong and vibrant association to take forward."
Alan joined Darren Summerfield, commercial director at Immediate Media in a humorous 'what has Yvonne Orgill done for the bathroom Industry' review of Yvonne's career, which highlighted her success with the Unified Water Label and how her influential position provided a positive role model for other women in the industry.
Friends and colleagues that could not be present relayed their good wishes via video, with messages from Russel Barnes, Gareth Mapp, David Osborne, and Barbara Higgens past CEO of PMI sent a message from Phoenix in USA.
Yvonne thanked the industry for providing such a rewarding career and wished Tom well in taking the BMA forward.
The BMA represents, through its technical, marketing and management committees, the interests of over 60 major bathroom manufacturing groups and service providers with over 100 well-known brands in the market place. The manufacturing base directly employs well over 10,000 people across 80+ sites around the UK.
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