The Institute of Builders Merchants (IoBM) has announced that two of its governors have been appointed as vice president and junior vice president to help the institute reach new heights; Mark Terry and Catherine Towns.
With a combined experience of over 40 years within the construction industry, both Terry and Towns will be aiming to deliver the IoBM’s new agenda of professional development and drive membership uptake.
Terry, who is national sales manager for Howarth Timber and Building Supplies Ltd, said he is looking forward to turning the “institute’s ambitions and ideas into reality”.
“We want to be able to provide training and support to all those within the merchant trade – no matter what their position is,” he said.
Catherine Towns, PR and client services director at CIB Comms, a full service B2B agency that specialises in construction, brings over 19 years of construction marketing experience to the IoBM.
“I am delighted to have been appointed Junior Vice President of the IoBM and I hope that my knowledge of the construction industry will help the institute ramp up activity and find new ways to support merchants,” she said.
“Indeed, with the construction industry slowly picking back up, there’s no better time to engage with the merchant trade and provide them with a stable and clear career path.”
Allan Durning, president of the IoBM, said: “With two of our well-respected governors taking up key appointments within the institute, plus the arrival of four new governors, the position of our team has been strengthened. This will undoubtedly, help the IoBM to achieve its future goals.”
The IoBM supports both suppliers and individuals within the merchant industry, offering professional career development and partnership opportunities.