Today, the SPRA team all convened in London for their annual lunch. Normally this is a social, festive gathering in December, but this year we missed the Christmas date and are having a longer working lunch in January to kick-start the year. It is essential to the success of any business that those working within it have good relationships with their colleagues and that everyone understands their roles, responsibilities and others expectations The SPRA team all work in different parts of the UK so it’s really nice to get together at least once a year to remember what we all look like, to re-connect and to share ideas. Each person has a different role and relationship with members and others, and it’s always beneficial to get everyone’s views and comments when building future strategy and looking at how to achieve business plan aims and objectives.
SPRA is fortunate to have a wonderful team of motivated and enthusiastic people who are usually working in isolation, but who manage to knit together through good communication to support our
members and the industry. Of course, we can always do better and improving communication with members and the wider industry has been an important part of our discussions today. But it’s not just about our communication out, it is also about how we can support our members to also communicate the strength of SPRA membership out to their clients and wider stakeholders too.
Every employee of every SPRA member company has the opportunity to raise awareness of and promote SPRA and the SPRA Design Guide. Membership means passing the SPRA audit and a public commitment to following arguably the most comprehensive and well-respected design guide across the industry. The SPRA logo demonstrates quality, concern and competence. Members can proudly use the SPRA logo to drive quality and raise standards. Members can also submit projects for the prestigious SPRA Awards. Finalists and winners will access powerful marketing and business generating opportunities, ‘Awards Winner’ is always an advantageous addition to usual promotional material and websites.
SPRA has an exciting year ahead with the launch of the latest design guide, new training, more CPD for specifiers and most important of all, a restructure of its membership criteria to raise the bar even higher. SPRA is proactively responding to Grenfell and ensuring that the Voice of Single Ply Roofing is heard louder and wider than ever before.
Be part of action – join us for the SPRA Conference on the 24th June 2020. This event ‘Confidence through Competence’ is open and relevant to all in the roofing industry. We’d love to see you there.
Source: Cathie Clarke, CEO SPRA