NMBS Appoints New Non-Executive Chairman

Independent builders, plumbing and hardware buying society NMBS has appointed Tim Allen as Non-Executive Chairman.

NMBS Appoints New Non-Executive Chairman

Allen is an FCA and has spent nearly 20 years of his life as corporate finance director of Williams Holdings. Whilst he was there, Williams Holdings built up one of the most impressive collections of branded building products businesses in the late 1980s and 1990s with such names as Crown Paints, Cuprinol, Rawlplug, Swish, Valor, Chubb and Yale.

Post Williams Allen has specialised as an investor and non-executive director building a portfolio of companies. As Chairman he recently sold Birchwood Products a group that owned brands such as Defender, Rhino, and Scruffs to the BSS Group.

With his vast experience in the building industry coupled with his financial background he was an ideal candidate for Non-Executive Chairman at NMBS.

Allen says of his appointment: “I am delighted to have been asked to join NMBS and I look forward to the exciting challenge of working with an excellent management team to deliver growth, financial security and appropriate financial returns for the benefit of all our members’.

For more information on how to become a Member or Supplier of NMBS visit www.nmbs.co.uk and click on the ‘Joining’ tab.

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