Plant & Works Engineering
BITA elects new President and Board
Published:  10 June, 2008

The recent 2008 BITA AGM saw the election of a new BITA Management Board, with Richard Close, CEO of Briggs Equipment, assuming the BITA Presidency from Brendon Sparks, director of Nissan's Industrial Machinery Division who is retiring from the industry at the end of May.

He commented: "I am very pleased to take up the challenge of leading BITA. It"s a turbulent economic time at the moment and we will be looking for new ways in which we can offer BITA members guidance and support during 2008 and 2009. Health and safety, and our ethos of raising industry standards, continue as top priorities, and we will be seeking new ways in which to achieve those aims in tangible ways.

“Our new economic foresting service is just one example of the value-added gains that members of BITA enjoy, as well as a supportive and professional trade association which in a position to influence and improve the industry. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Brendon, plus the rest of the BITA board members and staff, for maintaining such an efficient and well-respected organisation.”

Brendon Sparks commented: “I am delighted to hand over the Presidency to such a capable and committed individual as Richard Close and I wish him well. I am sure that under his leadership, and with a complete board behind him, we will see BITA continue to deliver ever-higher levels of service and support.”