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New CEO is formally introduced at BCSA’s National Dinner

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Held in the grounds of central London’s Regent’s University, the British Constructional Steelwork Association’s (BCSA) new CEO, Jonathan Clemens (pictured below), formally introduced himself at the annual National Dinner.

Highlighting the importance and longevity of the BCSA, which was founded in 1936, Mr Clemens said: “Before I joined, I was obviously excited about the opportunity, but had concerns about joining and leading such an august organisation with its proud history and world-leading success of developing the most steel intensive construction market in the world.

“But, I should not have worried, as since joining I have had the opportunity to meet with many members, most of whom are here tonight and have been welcomed into the BCSA fold with open arms. And in reflection of course this would be the case.”

Mr Clemens also highlighted some of the BCSA’s many achievements. In the past year, these have included publishing the BCSA Manifesto that sets out five key areas of the industry that need to be addressed by the Government, launching a Light Gauge Steel Specification, and launching a Young Persons Group.

BCSA President Gary Simmons, said: We have all endured a turbulent yet positive last 12-months, and with the announcements from both British Steel and Tata to build and commission Electric Arc furnaces we can all say that the future is looking greener.

“Over the past year, steel has maintained its very healthy market share of the construction industry, with a national consumption of just below 900,000 tonnes divided across a dozen different sectors.”

Mr Simmons also thanked this year’s National Dinner sponsors, Severfield, Strumis and Hempel.
The construction industry charity CRASH was supported and £7,300 was raised at the dinner.

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