They say all good things must come to an end, and so it seems to be as I come to the end of my term of office as chairman of the Property Care Association (PCA).
It has been three-years since I was installed as chairman, and in that time I’d like to think I have overseen some major success at the PCA, the trade body which represents the UK’s structural waterproofing, wood preservation, damp-proofing and invasive weed control industries.
It has been a great three-years and I will continue to work as a member of the board and support the Association as much as possible.
Despite ending my time as PCA chairman I have plenty to keep me busy. So, if you would like to know what I got up to at the PCA and what I’m doing next, read on.
Working with the Property Care Association
In my three years at the PCA the biggest thing to shake-up the property market has probably been Japanese knotweed. This pesky plant has never been out of the news and the PCA has been busy educating its members with training programmes and seminars on the topic. This has allowed PCA members to give domestic customers and commercial clients the expert guidance that is required when treating this invasive weed.
While at the PCA I worked closely with Chief Executive, Stephen Hodgson, who was kind enough to mark the end of my term in his speech at the PCA’s Annual General Meeting, held at The Moller Centre, University of Cambridge.
Stephen, along with a host of others at the PCA, have been a pleasure to work with and I know my successor will enjoy working with them in the future.
Looking to the future
Last year I was presented with a rare honour of becoming a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Very few people outside the organisations traditional membership achieve this recognition, so I’ll be working hard to make sure I am living up to this tremendous privilege.
I’m also continuing as a director to the board of The Entrepreneurial Exchange and mentoring businesses under the Scottish Enterprise scheme, as well as secondary school pupils. This is really rewarding work as I can help nurture the next generation of Scottish business minds.
Lastly, and most importantly, of course, I will be as busy as usual looking after Wise Property Care, Wise Basement Systems and Wise Knotweed Solutions as we continue to build value into properties up and down the country.
Until next time,