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The new presidential team (l to r): Andy Sneyd, immediate past president; Jim Marner, president; Malcolm Thomson, president elect; and Tim Hopkinson, vice president.

UK: Jim Marner of Shepherd Engineering Services has been elected president of contractors’ body B&ES for 2015/16.

Marner can call on 32 years’ experience in the building and engineering services sector with his current employer, having joined the firm as a craft apprentice in 1982.

With responsibilities that include the North, including Scotland, and business activities in the South, he brings to the the Building & Engineering Services Association a distinguished national presence. His career path has taken in many senior positions within major national contractor SES – including North West regional director, Yorkshire regional director, divisional director North, national pre-construction director and business development director.

Within B&ES, he was a member of the Council of the Association from 2003 to 2006 and chairman of the North West Region from 2006 to 2008. In 2012, he was elected to the chairmanship of Yorkshire Region, and returned to Council in the same year.

Jim Marner succeeded to the presidency of B&ES at its annual general meeting on July 9.

At the same meeting, Malcolm Thomson of Enigma Environmental Services became president elect, and Tim Hopkinson of Hargreaves Ductwork was elected vice president.

Andy Sneyd will serve during 2015/16 as immediate past president.