Continued improvement was a strong focus at this year’s Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) annual general meeting, as incoming president Bruce Bisset delivered his inaugural address.

Bisset reminded his audience that it was just 16 months since the membership had voted for a new identity that fully reflected the scope of work they undertook.

“The key driver is our determination that B&ES will remain entirely ‘fit for purpose’ against the backdrop of an ever-developing industry, and will deliver the services, the assistance and the support we will all need in order to survive, to flourish and to prosper in the years ahead,” he said.

“We must therefore be prepared to take a complete and multi-disciplinary view of the sector in which we operate. We must further enhance our already considerable status as the setter of technical standards across building engineering services.

“We must develop even closer and more positive relationships with sister organisations that represent the disciplines with which we interact in our normal working lives – including manufacturers, consulting engineers, end users and clients.

“And we must position B&ES and its members as leaders, as innovators and as integrators, able to play a premier role in shaping the built environment of the future. In the meantime, we must seize every opportunity to promote excellence in all its aspects.”