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BCSA makes new appointments at AGM

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Left to right: Immediate Past President, Mark Denham;
President, Gary Simmons; Deputy President, Chris Durand

At its recently held AGM, the British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) elected Gary Simmons, Chief Engineer at William Hare as its new President (see NSC page 10) and Chris Durand of Severfield as Deputy President.

Speaking at the 44th National Dinner, which was held later the same day, out-going BCSA President Mark Denham said: I’d like to wish Gary a successful Presidency and welcome Chris as the BCSA’s new Deputy President.

“The Association is in more than safe hands with the Executive Board boasting three Chartered Engineers, two of which are Fellows of the Institution of Structural Engineers and two International Welding Engineers. The Process and Technical committee of the BCSA is in great shape to tackle the task of making sense of the impending new design codes.

“The last three years have probably been some of the most challenging years for the country, but I’m pleased to say that our constructional steelwork industry and the BCSA have met all these challenges and emerged stronger for it.”

Gary Simmons said: “I am genuinely looking forward to my two years as President and I am honoured to be chosen to represent the BCSA and its membership. I hope that I can continue to help raise the profile of the organisation and its rightful place within the construction industry.”

At the National Dinner and in memory of James Barrett of steel stockholders Barrett Steel, the BCSA raised £2,985 for Cancer Research UK.

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