We would like to bid a very fond farewell to George Thomson who is retiring from his role as Chairman and board member of BPEC. George has been a Director and Trustee of BPEC since 2008, and became Chairman in 2015.
A second-generation plumber, George has worked in the plumbing industry for over 40 years, taking on a number of leadership roles and has represented the industry on the national and international stage. George served as SNIPEF National President in 2007, before going on to champion the importance of apprenticeships and skills. Earlier this year George was awarded an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Worshipful Company of Plumbers. The award is in recognition of George’s leadership roles within the plumbing and heating industry. It is truly remarkable that George has managed to find time outside of his busy work schedule to perform so successfully the roles he has undertaken, all on a voluntary basis – he really is a great role model and inspiration to us all. George really will be missed by everyone at BPEC.
Taking over the reins from George as BPEC Chairman will be Duncan Wilson. Duncan has been a Director and Trustee of BPEC for several years, and we know we are fortunate to have someone with Duncan’s experience and expertise to take on this pivotal role.
Neil Collishaw, BPEC CEO commented: “We will miss George and the enthusiasm and passion he has brought to BPEC. We have been fortunate to have someone of George’s calibre at the helm, and we wish him all the best for his retirement. I am very pleased Duncan is taking on the position as BPEC’s next Chairman as he has the skills and leadership expertise to help steer BPEC in the right direction as we move forward”.
The BPEC Directors and staff would like to wish George a very long, happy and healthy retirement, and also wish Duncan the best of luck in his new role. George can be seen above on the right welcoming Duncan as BPEC Chairman.