James Talman has bid farewell to the Single Ply Roofing Association (SPRA) and the position of chief executive as he prepares to take up the same role at the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC).
In a statement released on SPRA’s website, Mr. Talman said: “The last 2 and ¾ years of being in charge have flown by. It’s been a privilege to serve [SPRA’s] members and to work with an enthusiastic and committed support team.”
Giving special mention to the Association’s efforts to increase standards across the single ply sector, Mr. Talman said: “Having been involved in single ply technology for longer than I care to remember, it is gratifying to see its continued growth and the desire of most new entrants to want to ensure high standards of materials and applications. Too often when markets start to mature standards can suffer as price is seen as the only differentiator.”
Mr. Talman entered the single ply sector after forming Protan in 1996, where he served as chief executive for over 15 years before setting up Talman Associaties in February 2012. He has served as chief executive of SPRA since January 2013 and has been replaced by Cathie Clarke.
Mr. Talman added: “There is still so much for SPRA to strive for and I am delighted to be handing over the reins to Cathie Clarke. Cathie and I will continue to have regular conversations to ensure that she is fully briefed and to enable her to concentrate on the programme of objectives agreed with Council.
“Whilst this is farewell to working for SPRA I look forward to working with SPRA in my new capacity at the NFRC.”