New BCGA national president to showcase opportunities within the compressed gases sector

The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has elected a new national president to build on the trade body's strong foundations - and shape a strong voice for the future.

Tim Hulbert, Air Products Vice President and General Manager of Industrial Gases in the UK and Ireland, has been appointed to the role under a two-year term of office.

During his presidency, Mr Hulbert will highlight the significant contribution compressed gases make to the UK's economy and environment as part of the BCGA's ‘Invisible Industry' strategy, which promotes a positive understanding of the sector.

He has also pledged to amplify the industry's opportunities, to attract future talent.

Mr Hulbert said: "In my role with the BCGA, I'll be focusing on bringing what we do to life to keep making the ‘Invisible Industry' more visible, by showcasing how we improve the environment and make the world more productive.

"One of the biggest challenges for our industry is to attract the talent of the future to our industry.

"We need to promote to the next generation of engineers, scientists, safety specialists, project managers and business developers that our industry offers the variety, opportunity and fulfilment they are looking for."

Mr Hulbert takes over the national president's role from Tony Edwards, former MD of Luxfer Gas Cylinders.

He will work alongside BCGA chief executive, Doug Thornton.

Mr Hulbert added: "The BCGA truly represents our industry, and that's our industry in the full sense of the word.

"It brings together the full supply chain and a wide range of companies that enable our industry to safely provide the expertise and services that UK PLC depends on.

"It is a great honour to be appointed to the role of national president and support the association at a time marked by challenges and opportunities ahead."

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Press release issued by Jane Shepherd, Shepherd PR - jane@shepherd-pr.com 01335 368020

Notes To Editors - About BCGA

The ‘invisible industry' underpinning a safe, successful and healthy nation - industrial and medical gases are essential to the existence and wellbeing of thousands of people in the UK every day.
Industrial gases perform a wide-ranging role, supporting the manufacture of information technology, as well as key UK industrial sectors including steelmaking, refining, welding, chemical processing and electronics. They also help keep homes warm, water clean and food nutritious, appealing and affordable - while medical gases play a critical role in applications including respiratory care, pain therapies and anaesthesia.

The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) is the UK membership body for this critical industry. With a commitment to stringent quality, safety and environmental measures, BCGA members employ 19,000 people directly and account for an annual turnover of £2.7 billion.

Members of BCGA operate in a highly-regulated industry and work together on technical, safety, health and environmental issues to achieve high standards of integrity and environmental care, both within their own and customers' working environments.

BCGA promotes safety practice through its publications and also participates in the preparation and revision of National, European and International Standards.

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 2 May 2018

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