The Insulated Render and Cladding Association (INCA) has reached a new milestone with the recruitment of its 100th member, R.W. Hough & Sons.
INCA says the continued growth in membership over 2014 – including the likes of EcoTherm and Knauf Insulation among many others – has helped the association strengthen its representation of the external wall insulation (EWI) industry.
Among its work in this sector over the year, INCA has sought to raise the profile of EWI as an energy efficiency measure. It commissioned a report from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) on the benefits of EWI to the UK and wrote an open letter to the Prime Minister calling for support for the sector under ECO, which was later published in The Telegraph.
INCA also elected a new chairman with P draig Barry, managing director of Saint-Gobain Weber, succeeding Mike Threadgold in July. Mr. Barry is a leading figure in the industry and INCA says his appointment, together with the support of a strong board of directors, will help to drive it forward and ensure that it is providing strong leadership on the key issues affecting its members.
P draig Barry said: “INCA has grown as an organisation, continued to raise awareness of the benefits of EWI, and worked with a range of stakeholders across the industry. I am delighted to welcome our 100th member at such an important time for the EWI industry and we look forward to working with all our members and key stakeholders in the year ahead for the benefit of our sector and beyond.”