CAB to celebrate 30th anniversary

Nigel Headford
Nigel Headford

By Nigel Headford, Council for Aluminium in Building (CAB) chief executive.

Thirty years ago, the Council for Aluminium in Building (CAB) was formed by an amalgamation of three existing trade associations, the Architectural Aluminium Association, the Patent Glazing Contractors Association and the Aluminium Window Association.

Today the association has over 140 members which includes consultants, fabricators, installers, systems companies and many specialist product supply & manufacturing companies. The association and its members form the voice of the aluminium fenestration industry across the UK & Ireland and are represented on many working groups and influential bodies supporting aluminium in the construction and home improvement sectors.

CAB will be celebrating its 30th anniversary at this year’s members AGM. The event will take place at the Carden Park Hotel, Cheshire on Thursday 20 June. Some 200 members and their guests will be attending the event which promises to be an unforgettable occasion.

But it’s not all about networking and celebration, there is much work to be done to make the association more relevant to a wider membership. Aluminium is now used extensively in home improvement projects and continues to grow apace in other sectors.

With my recent appointment as CEO I am looking forward to growing the association to become more inclusive of aluminium used in the built environment and further growing CAB’s influence in the coming years.

Should you wish to learn more about the use of aluminium used in construction, please contact CAB directly, or why not consider joining the association and be recognised as being involved in supporting your industry and helping to shape its future.