The Institute of Roofing (IoR) held its Annual AGM in late November with Operations Director Matthew Fry spelling out big plans for the IoR going forward with regard to attracting new members, whilst also attracting more younger board members to help it move with the times.
At the heart of this is a large market research project in 2019 for the IoR, with the goal of finding “who we are, what we do and what members want”. This will enable the Institute to find what – if any – changes need to be made to ensure it can meet its members’ needs and attract new members going forward.
Elsewhere at the event, RoofCERT Delivery Director Jon Vanstone gave an update on the new RoofCERT accreditation which is going to have a significant impact on sector in the coming years.
Jon invited attendees to pledge their support alongside the many companies and individuals who have done so already this year, and explained that the goal is to achieve 5,000 accredited roofers by 2021. Jon explained that work is underway – including meetings with government – to ensure RoofCERT is recognised by the industry supply chain, external stake-holders and end user customers.
IoR Board Member Kay Rose also presented the Institute of Roofing’s two Students of the Year Awards to Phil Wheeler of Sika and Gary Yelland of Single Ply Structures.
The event concluded with lunch, networking and entertainment.