FENSA, the industry’s main competent person scheme, is pleased to announce the appointment of Phil Slinger, Chief Executive of Council for Aluminium in Building (CAB) to the FENSA Board.

On Phil Slinger’s appointment to the FENSA Board, GGF President and FENSA Chairman, Tony Smith commented, “It’s great to have Phil and CAB on the FENSA Board. It’s a dynamic and diverse Board with one broad aim, to make things better for our industry.”

The FENSA Board now has representation from all the trade bodies representing the framing materials in the industry. CAB joins the British Woodworking Federation, Steel Window Association and British Plastics Federation on the Board of the government-authorised scheme that monitors building regulation compliance for replacement windows and doors.

Phil Slinger adds, “I am delighted to join the FENSA Board, being relatively new to the industry it’s important that CAB is represented at industry meetings and that we work with other trade organisations for the benefit of our Members and the wider industry.”

Chris Beedel, FENSA Director of Membership comments, “Being the largest and longest standing competent person scheme in the fenestration sector, FENSA has stayed as the industry’s preferred choice because of its balanced working approach with all sides of the industry. We continue to work with organisations such as UKAS and Federation of Master Builders amongst others for the benefit of FENSA members and homeowners.”

The collaboration and wide representation seen at board level is replicated across the FENSA community that has more than 6,300 FENSA Approved Installers across England, Wales and Scotland, ranging from sole traders to nationwide companies, all of them benefitting from several benefits with external partners as part of their FENSA membership.

With every potential FENSA benefit the same questions are asked. Will it save FENSA Approved Installers money, make their lives easier, win them more work, or all of the above?

FENSA’s partnership with TradePoint saves installers 10% on all items across the board and the association with Fuel Card Services means the FENSA community can save up to 10p per litre off their fuel costs.

FENSA’s range of financial partners include Improveasy, TrustShare and Take Payments, all of them offering invaluable products and expertise that will help FENSA Approved Installers to win more work at heavily discounted rates.

Alongside them, the FENSA Training Academy and FENSA Recycling scheme are run by industry experts Total Support Training and CNC Recycling respectively. Only last year FENSA worked with industry lead generation experts ICAAL to launch FENSA Lead Generation, providing homeowner leads direct to our installers’ inboxes for free.

Anda Gregory, Chief Development Officer for the GGF adds, “The culture within FENSA is one of collaboration. We work with partners and industry leaders to ensure the FENSA community have unparalleled access to experts, products and services that help their business thrive. We’ll continue to drive forward change for the betterment of our industry and our members.”