New President and Vice President for SDEA

The Shop & Display Equipment Association made history at its 73rd Annual General Meeting – by holding it virtually for the very first time. On 22nd July members logged on to the Virtual AGM and heard all about the hard work that has been undertaken over the past year for SDEA members and what exciting plans are afoot for the year ahead, including the launch of the new Meet The Buyer event: Creative Design & Display Connections (www.cddconnections.com).

During the day’s proceedings Executive Council elections were carried out with Paul Smart (left), Business Development Director at arken P-O-P International being voted President of the Association and Mark Chatterton (right), Managing Director of Morplan was elected Vice President.

The new President is excited at the prospect of being at the helm of the Association and said: “I am looking forward to the challenges ahead in these trying times and hope to see and speak with many of our members to review where we can help each other.” Paul had held the position of Vice President of the Association for the previous two years.

Angus Morton, Head of Sales & Marketing at bbrown Display Materials becomes Immediate Past President. Angus was instrumental in launching the Association’s Member Matching Service: m2m – a free service which has resulted in many thousands pounds worth of business between members.

Two new members joined the Executive Council this year: Paul Higgins, European Managing Director at RTC and Rob Hill, Production Director at Graphica Display. They join existing Executive Council members:

Ronald Cohen, Chairman of Foxbarn Ltd

Bob Garton, Managing Director of Glencourt Associates Ltd

Simon Olley, Managing Director of Stylo

Nick Wraith, Managing Director of Unibox

The Executive Council will work together over the coming months bringing fresh ideas and inspiration, securing the future growth of this highly valued organisation.

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