The CEO of North-West builders and plumbers merchant OBAS UK, Norman Tenray, has been appointed the president of the North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce.
Whilst also being a non-executive director, Tenray served as vice-president for the Chamber of Commerce for two years and takes on the position of president after a unanimous vote from his peers, replacing the out-going Malcolm Clarke.
Originally from Hampshire, Tenray has been an integral part of the North-West’s business community since 2008, following the acquisition and merger of four businesses to create Longridge – based OBAS UK.
Tenray also holds positions with numerous business and community organisations, including being a Fellow of the Lancashire Community Foundation; Entrepreneur in Residence at Lancaster University and a member of the UK Accreditation Board of the British Chambers of Commerce; as well as sitting on the North West advisory committee for the Bank of England.
Commenting on his new role, Tenray said: “I am absolutely thrilled and honoured to take up the position of President of the North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce and I’m looking forward to not only representing the chamber and making sure the membership has a voice, but advancing the interests of the business community more generally.”
The North & Western Chamber of Commerce is one of the UK’s oldest and largest chambers, with its 1,600 members providing well over half of the jobs in the area.
Commenting on the election of Tenray, Babs Murphy, chief executive of the Chamber, said: “Norman is an exceptional choice for President of North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, he commands the respect of his peers and his views are widely sought and highly respected.
“During his time as Vice President, Norman has been a prolific advocate for the business community whilst maintaining a successful national business and I’m confident we can expect great things during his term in office.”