UKAA welcomes Edward Grimshaw as new Suppliers Council and Forum Chair

  • Appointment follows years-long productive partnership between Grimshaw and UKAA
  • Outgoing Chair Oliver Ringsby-Burgess thanked for his long-term support
  • Suppliers Council works to identify solutions and opportunities for Build to Rent industry

Edward Grimshaw, Operations Director at Regal Blinds Ltd, has been announced as the new Chair of the Suppliers Council and Forum of UKAA (the UK Apartment Association).

Grimshaw has been a supporter of UKAA’s work for many years, prior to taking up the official position with the organisation. His experience spans not just the UKAA Suppliers Council and Forum but also the UKAA Expo Committee and UKAA Whole Life Costing Working Group, as well as the provision of general help and support to membership organisation dating back several years.

We are delighted to welcome Ed to the role of Chair of the UKAA Suppliers Council and Forum. Ed’s extensive financial and operational experience, along with his enthusiasm for the valuable role of the Build to Rent sector in the UK, means he is ideally positioned to oversee and guide the work of the Suppliers Council.

Brendan Geraghty, CEO, UKAA

The UKAA Suppliers Council facilitates the discussion of topical issues, solutions and opportunities to benefit stakeholders and the Build to Rent industry. The Suppliers Forum furthers this work by bringing together suppliers from all parts of the value chain to learn what’s happening in the Build to Rent market, and to learn from each other and from sector leaders. Its work has a particular focus on improving procurement practices and better utilisation of suppliers’ expertise in Build to Rent design and development.

“It is with great pride and indeed excitement to have the opportunity to further extend my involvement with the UKAA by accepting the position of Suppliers Council and Forum Chair. The Forum, currently undergoing a series of strategic changes delivering a refresh to the existing format, provides the perfect platform to allow Association members the space to interact and engage, continually strengthening the Association for the mutual commercial benefit of supply chain and operators/investors alike.”

Edward Grimshaw, Operations Director at Regal Blinds Ltd and new Chair of the Suppliers Council and Forum of UKAA

Prior to Grimshaw’s appointment, the Suppliers Council and Forum were led by Oliver Ringsby-Burgess who held the Chair for two years, on top of longer-term support for the work of UKAA.

“On behalf of UKAA, I would like to formally thank Oliver for his extensive work and unfailing commitment to the Suppliers Council and Forum and to the wider work of UKAA. Oliver has overseen the evolution of a dynamic and productive knowledge sharing network through the Suppliers Council and Forum, leaving both in excellent shape as Ed now takes the Chair.”

Brendan Geraghty, CEO, UKAA

The UKAA is the leading association for the UK Build to Rent industry, on a mission to make it an industry of choice for property professionals and a lifestyle of choice for customers.


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