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Insulate Magazine Issue 12 - November 2017

The 1st Birthday issue of Insulate magazine titled "Round 12 with Recticel" features an exclusive interview with Recticel's commercial Director Kevin Bohea. If that wasn't enough we have a great exclusive inside the BBA, featuring an interview with BBA Chef Executive Richard Beale.

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The only independent insulation industry trade magazine Insulation News Trevor Moves on from TICA In December Trevor Horsley steps down as TICA President, after three years at the helm Trevor started his career as a 17 year old Asbestos Remover with York Linings, working at Ferrybridge Power Station. After 12 years as an Insulator he took the opportunity to form his own company; and Western Thermal was born. Now, 30 years later, he’s sold his business and will start the process of stepping down from a long career within thermal insulation. “Trevor has been an amazingly active member of TICA; he’s gone out of his way to take on duties and responsibilities which benefit the whole industry, not simply his own company,” explains TICA Chief Executive Marion Marsland. “It’s been an amazing commitment. All trade associations have many members but there are very few of them who are willing to give such depth of commitment, over such a long period of time. Trevor’s appetite to get involved and drive things forward has been hugely significant to our organisation.” Over the years Trevor held a range of posts prior to becoming President. He was also the Chair of Trustees within the IETTL Insulation and Environmental Training Agency, as well as taking other active roles; in particular TICA’s wage negotiation panels and National Joint Council. “I’m extremely proud of what we’ve achieved together,” says Trevor, who will be taking a gradual back seat at Western Thermal over the next two years “When I first joined, TICA was dominated by the engineering sector; now there’s a much better balance. The diversity of the membership is really healthy as it gives all parts of the industry the chance to engage for the good of the whole sector. The continued development of the National Training Centre and the quality of the teaching that’s available is something I feel immensely proud of.” Looking to the future, Trevor expects continued uncertainty over the shape of Brexit to have an impact, but that there are also huge opportunities. “I believe there will be an economic downturn as a direct result of the UK leaving the EU in 2019. I think there will be a lot of refurbishment contracts, but members must also make the most of the new nuclear and major infrastructure projects. In the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, it’s also a chance to get involved in helping shape future fire safety strategy.” 34

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