Changes at the NTTA
I am delighted and feel privileged to introduce myself as your new Chairman.
For many of us these are challenging times but we have the opportunity to help and support each other to ensure that we all come out of the other end of this recession leaner and stronger.
I would like to thank David Millington for his 9 years as our Executive Administrator. When he came into the role we were half the size that we are now and financially unstable, even as a “not for profit” organisation. With his help our numbers have risen to around 150 and we have become more stable as an Association; we have introduced Quality Secured and applied standards of professional competence which are now relied upon by many hundreds of customers.
We wish David a long and happy retirement which I am sure will include plenty of travelling, as far afield as New Zealand to visit his daughter.
You will by now be aware that Larry Lambert of Bradley Doublelock is taking over the role from David whilst reducing his commitment to Bradley. I very much look forward to working closely in partnership with Larry to deliver the benefits that you, the members, require from the Association.
You have been reminded many times that this is your Association and we very much appreciate feedback as to what you require us to do on your behalf. The profile of the Association has certainly risen over the past 9 years with John Jacobs and David, and more recently Larry and David. I intend that Larry and I build on that firm platform and do everything we can to make the Association the name in the trailer and towbar industry, an organisation of which you can be proud to be a member and I encourage everyone to participate and contribute as much as they can.
Larry and I, between us, intend to have an open dialogue with our members and communicate with you as much as possible. As Larry and David complete their “handover” period, Larry and I will meet regularly and keep close contact with your Council to brainstorm how we can best improve every aspect of the Association for the future increased benefit of the members. We will keep you posted.
Meanwhile Larry is assessing premises in or near his hometown of Worksop in Nottinghamshire in order that the NTTA office is moved. We will advise of any change of address as it happens, but we hope to be able to keep the same phone number, by some means, if we can.
28th June 2012