Tenke Shopfitting’s Marc Allen has been appointed President of the National Association of Shopfitters (NAS).
Marc was appointed at the NAS’s recent AGM in London. The Association, which represents the interests of almost 250 interior fit-out contractors throughout Britain and Northern Ireland, is celebrating its Centenary this year
He said: “It is an honour to have been selected as the President of the National Association of Shopfitters in this its Centenary Year.
“I look forward to working with the Vice President, Alan Stewart, our new Director, James Filus and the Council as we enter an exciting time for the NAS.
“Having grown with the association from my first encounter as an apprentice who won both the Regional and National Apprentice Design Competition in 2001, I have experienced first-hand the collective support, genuine interest and encouragement from numerous members and peers from within an industry who themselves have played a huge part in its evolution. My aim is to encourage this further to bring the association together representing the very best Shopfitting and Interior companies within the UK.”
Marcon Fit-out Business Development and Marketing Manager, Alan Stewart was selected as the Association’s Vice President.
Alan Stewart said: “Being a long-time supporter of the NAS and having served on the Council for a number of years it is rewarding to be able to represent Marcon Fit-out in this capacity and I look forward to working closely with our President, new Director, members and associate members over the coming years.”
The NAS – membership of which is regarded as a mark of quality - celebrates its centenary in 2019. Formed a year after World War 1, it has 246 members, all of whom work in the interior fit-out sector. Its core purposes are to facilitate networking, the provision of a comprehensive portfolio of subsidised training and to drive up professional standards.
The NAS’s membership spectrum ranges from small, owner-managed businesses to international PLCS based in towns and cities throughout GB and Northern Ireland. Combined membership turnover is around £1.3bn.
Projects NAS members have delivered over the past 100 years include: Titanic Belfast, Tate Britain (London), Princess Royal Stand Cheltenham Race Course, The Shangri-La Hotel, The Shard and Queens Library Windsor Castle.