Perry vows to champion better standards in health and safety

Alison Perry has been appointed as the first female chair for the National Federation of Builders. She was sworn into the role at the NFB’s Annual General Meeting in Liverpool this week.

As chair of the NFB Perry hopes to launch more campaigns around the issue of health and safety in the industry.

“I want to ensure that standards in the industry are being met,” she said. “Health and Safety is one area in which I am particularly keen to see an improvement of standards.”

Perry previously served as president of the Liverpool Local Association and chair for the NFB’s North West region.

She began her career in the construction industry in 1995 with Triangle Builders after spending 13 years as a dental nurse. In 2000 she acquired the business outright with her husband from the retiring company director.

Commenting on her imminent appointment to chair, Perry added:

“I am delighted and proud to become Chair of the National Federation of Builders.

“I am looking to champion key policy agendas that I feel are critical to the success of both the Federation, and the sustainability of its members as employers.

“Growth of business is crucial to any organisation – the Federation is no exception. I aim to strive to grow the Federation in order to effect change for the benefit of its members and the industry as a whole.”