Leading the debate

Jon Vanstone is the compere for the FIT Theatre on day two of FIT Show 2019, as well as delivering a seminar on competency in the glazing industry.

As chair of Certass, Certass Trade Association, Competent Persons Forum (CPF), Trade Association Forum (TAF) and Delivery Director of RoofCERT, Jon has an overview of the general construction industry, as well as the glazing sector.

Jon will be hosting the FIT Theatre for the entire day on May 22, and his seminar session – ‘Building Competence: What the glazing world can learn from other areas of construction – will be delivered on May 22 at 2.15pm, ahead of Skills Thursday.

“It’s a privilege to be asked to lead the debate for a day at FIT Show 2019, especially as the conversation around skills and competency is finally being noticed in the industry,” Jon said.

“At my seminar, I’ll be talking about the ways in which sectors such as roofing are developing a skilled workforce and a better relationship with consumers to enhance perception as a trusted trade. It’s a great talking point for the glazing industry, as we can learn a lot from the successes in other sectors.”

Jon will also feature on the seminar programme as part of a panel debate on how the industry works collaboratively to change perceptions on May 21. When Jon isn’t on stage, visitors can find him on the Certass Stand.