Patrons Lunch 2013
The April 2013 Patrons' lunch at the House of Lords featured Laura Sandys MP as the guest speaker. Ms Sandys is the MP for South Thanet in Kent and serves as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the DECC Green Deal Minister of State, Greg Barker MP. She is also Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Green Deal and spoke on the importance of the government's Green Deal initiative both for consumers and for a wide range of businesses, encouraging Patrons to get involved.
The lunch was hosted by Patrons Chairman David Fitzpatrick, who gave special thanks to two of the attendees, former Chairman Nick Mead for his leadership of the Patrons over the past few years and to Brian Moss, who founded the group in 1979. Lord O'Neill of Clackmannan was the parliamentary host for the lunch which took place in the prestigious Cholmondley Room.
CIBSE Patrons welcomes new Chair
CIBSE Patrons are pleased to announce David Fitzpatrick, Sales Director at Ruskin Air Management Ltd, as the group's new Chair from January 2013.
On taking up the position David said: ‘It is with considerable pride that I begin life as the latest chair of CIBSE Patrons. I am acutely aware of the excellent people who have held this post in the past and would first of all like to thank my predecessor Nick Mead for his unstinting efforts in the role for the last five years'.
He stated that he was looking forward to bringing different ideas and thoughts to the role and was struck by the depth and breadth of experience amongst the group.
‘Patrons' membership reflects the full building services engineering supply chain and, therefore, we have the ability to address the important issues of the day from all angles. In particular, our experience of training and in technical, commercial and site-based knowledge can be of great practical benefit to the Institution'.
David added he is making it his first priority to ensure that such experience is put to the best possible use by CIBSE.
CIBSE Patrons Access to Knowledge Portal
CIBSE Patrons* now have access to the CIBSE Knowledge Portal which provides access to all the CIBSE Guides, CIBSE Commissioning Codes, Applications Manuals, Technical Memoranda, Lighting Guides and more.
*Once a company has paid the subscription invoice, we will provide the named contact with a unique log-in that will give them access to the Knowledge Portal. This is for their own use and should not be passed on to colleagues, though the named contact may access information on behalf of colleagues subject to a fair usage limit
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