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Executive Board

The National Association of Shopfitters (NAS) is governed by an elected Board of Council Members which sets the industry's policy and direction.

Elections are held annually when nominations are invited from the membership. The Board of Council Members has committees responsible for the following functions: Promotions and Membership, the Shopfitting Independent Training Forum (SITF) and Health Safety; Technical and Innovation; and Finance.

The Association maintains a permanent office in Warlingham, Surrey with a team of experienced and dedicated staff under the leadership of its chief executive.

Robert Hudson - NAS Director

Robert Hudson - NAS Director

Robert has been in the Construction Industry for 40 years and for the last fifteen years in the specific sector of Shopfitting and Interior Contracting.

He joined the National Association of Shopfitters in 2005 as its Director and is only the fifth Director since the organisations inception in 1919.
 
In 2007 Robert was the main driver behind the setting up of the Shopfitting Independent Training Forum the corner stone of which was to provide a cradle to the grave concept in life long learning for this particular specialist industry sector.

Martin Quille - NAS National President, Managing Director CDS Construction Services Ltd and Trustee

Martin Quille - NAS National President, Managing Director CDS Construction Services Ltd and Trustee

When did you become a member of the NAS?

CDS Construction Services Ltd became members of the NAS in 2005. We saw this as the badge of excellence within the shopfitting arena and wanted to be part of this exclusive brand

What has your company gained by being a member?

We have met many like minded individuals at many NAS events and have formed close personal ties with some of the industry’s leading shopfitters and associate members. This has proved to be an invaluable source of support and advice over many years. Hundreds of hours of quality training has been delivered both in-house and out ensuring all of our staff are fully trained. As a business, this means we are able to demonstrate this to our clients and through the SSIP schemes which we are members of.

How long have you been in the industry?

Ignoring my Fathers advice and not choosing another career path, I left school at 15 years of age and became an Apprentice Carpenter & Joiner. Once qualified after three years, I joined CDS where I remain to this day some 31 years later!

What is your greatest achievement/are you most proud of?

Two things in my Business life that I am immensely proud of are firstly becoming MD of CDS Construction upon my Father's retirement some 15 years ago, and most recently this year, when I became the President of the NAS which I hope I will do justice to in my two year reign. 

 

Marc Allen - NAS National Vice President and Director Tekne Shopfitting Ltd

Marc Allen - NAS National Vice President and Director Tekne Shopfitting Ltd

When did you become a member of the NAS?

Tekne became members of the NAS some 30+ years ago and remain heavily involved with shaping the future of the association and being influential in the industry of today.

What has your company gained by being a member?

By immersing ourselves in the association's activities and events, we now treasure the friendship and comradery that has grown through the years between like minded people. The support and advice that we have all experienced is invaluable.

How long have you been in the industry?

My training started from the age of 4 when I was passed a simple set of tools from my father, and then spent hours learning from the master craftsman himself.  I formally joined the industry at the age of 16, fresh out of school. 

What is your greatest achievement/are you most proud of?
 
Professionally I have a number I am proud of from my involvement within the Shopfitting arena. - I hold the local record for the shortest time to complete my City & Guilds based NVQ 3 qualification, the NAS Southern and National Apprentice Design Award winner and the youngest person to undertake timed trial event for membership into the Worshipful Company of Joiner & Ceilers.
 
My greatest personal achievement, which I'm still working towards is becoming Managing Director of TEKNE

 

John Bailey - Immediate Past President, Trustee and Director of Benbow Group

John Bailey - Immediate Past President, Trustee and Director of Benbow Group

When did you become a member of the NAS?

The Benbow Group Ltd became members in February 1995.

What has your company gained by being a member?

Access to Specialist training, networking, added prestige of Membership, early knowledge and information on legislation, specialist advice, funding for specialist training.

How long have you been in the industry?

I have been in the Industry since 1968, but the Company was first formed in 1947.

What is your greatest achievement/are you most proud of?
 
Being National President of the NAS in 2015 and 2016, and SITF Chairman for several years until early 2017. Being with the same Company for nearly 50 years and working up from apprentice to Owner Director through that period.

Paul Tedore - Honorary Treasurer, Trustee and Director Interserve Specialist Joinery

Paul Tedore - Honorary Treasurer, Trustee and Director Interserve Specialist Joinery

Dave Park - Trustee and Director Cumberland Construction

Dave Park - Trustee and Director Cumberland Construction

Tim Rodwell - Managing Director Triplar Ltd

Tim Rodwell - Managing Director Triplar Ltd

When did you become a member of the NAS?

Triplar became a member of NAS shortly after being founded 25 years ago.
 
What has your company gained by being a member? 
 
One of the many benefits Triplar has gained since joining the NAS is the ability to provide essential training for the team which is further supported by the development of new and existing skills. Being part of the NAS has enabled us to have a say and influence how the shopfitting industry is viewed.
 
How long have you been in the industry?
 
Tim has been in the construction industry, specialising in Shop fitting and Interior Contracting for the past 10 years. Before joining Triplar Ltd, Tim worked in Marketing roles for another construction company.
 
What is your greatest achievement/are you most proud of?
 
One of Tim’s greatest achievement sits within the growth and development of the talented Triplar team. Together, they are committed to assist in shaping the shopfitting industry and Tim is very proud with the way in which the changes are being viewed positively.

 

Jo Rieny - HSEQ Manager Cardinal Group Ltd

Jo Rieny - HSEQ Manager Cardinal Group Ltd

When did you become a member of the NAS?

Cardinal Project Management have been members of the NAS since 2011
 
What has your company gained by being a member?

It enables access to industry professionals via various events including the AGM and Autumn Conference to ensure we are at the forefront of industry best practice. We receive support to ensure our workforce is fully trained and competent to the highest industry standard, this is through NVQ training and also various HS related courses delivered by SITF (SMSTS, CDM etc).

It has also given us the opportunity to work with other member companies to create a bespoke qualification for shopfitters

How long have you been in the industry?

I have worked as a Health and Safety professional within the shopfitting industry for over ten years.

What is your greatest achievement/are you most proud of? 

I am extremely honoured to be the first female member of the Executive Council.


 

Chris Hope - Operations Director Amalga Ltd

Chris Hope - Operations Director Amalga Ltd

David Edmonds - Managing Director at A Edmonds & Co Ltd

David Edmonds - Managing Director at A Edmonds & Co Ltd

Les McCracken - Managing Director of McCue Fit Out

Les McCracken - Managing Director of McCue Fit Out

When did you become a member of the NAS?

Myself, 30 years ago when joining McCue, however the company has been a member much longer than that.

What has your company gained by being a member?

The company has benefitted from good relationships with fellow members through many events held and in doing so has created an open channel for sharing information on operational issues.

How long have you been in the industry?

I personally have been in the industry for 40 years (incl 30 years at McCue).

What is your greatest achievement/are you most proud of?

I suppose there are quite a number of milestones achieved over the last 30 years, however to have not only survived the last 10 years of externally challenging times but to have continued to grow the business is pleasing, along with some very exciting and beautiful projects delivered in recent years - not to mention 2 Overall winners at both NAS Design Partnership Awards and Retail Week Interiors Awards.

 

Roger Munnery - Business Development Director at Powells Group

Roger Munnery - Business Development Director at Powells Group

When did you become a member of the NAS?

It was Powells who joined the NAS on 4th April 2002

What has your company gained by being a member?

Professionalism, who we are as a company

How long have you been in the industry?

Toooo many years. At the age of 16 I joined Dunning shopfitters and on the 7th November I will be 61! (I know that’s hard to believe 😊

What is your greatest achievement/are you most proud of?

Apart from my boys, my family. I joined Powells back in 2002 and have helped shape the company to what it is now, the people within, along with our client base.


 

 

Alan Stewart - Business Development & Marketing Manager at Marcon Fit-Out

Alan Stewart - Business Development & Marketing Manager at Marcon Fit-Out

When did you become a member of the NAS?

I have been a member of the NAS for over 15 years.

What has your company gained by being a member?

We have gained a lot from our close association with other leading shopfitters - sharing best practice, availing of a qualified supply chain, networking opportunities and seeing examples of the finest shopfitting projects in the UK and Ireland.
 
How long have you been in the industry?
 
Over 15 years firstly with the Patton Group and then with Marcon Fit-Out. 
 
What is your greatest achievement/are you most proud of? 
 
Over the years it has been very rewarding to have been presented with many industry accolades, not least a number of NAS Design Partnership Awards. I'm proud to be on the Executive Council of the NAS and a number of other industry boards such as the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and the Ballymena Chamber of Commerce having spent two years as Chamber President. 

 

Andy Paxton - Joint Managing Director Newman Scott

Andy Paxton - Joint Managing Director Newman Scott

Dr Vaughan Chopping - Chief Executive Target Shopfitters Ltd

Dr Vaughan Chopping - Chief Executive Target Shopfitters Ltd