COVENTRY, UK — On June 27, over 50 guests from the coatings, printing inks and associated industries gathered to celebrate a new chapter in the 106-year history of the British Coatings Federation (BCF).

The Lord Mayor of Coventry, Councilor John Blundell, together with BCF President David Beckford and BCF CEO Tom Bowtell, cut the ribbon on the trade association’s new building, Spectra House, in Westwood Business Park, Coventry, UK.

Coventry was selected due to its central location for member meetings, excellent transport links and good value. The stand-alone building spans two floors. The BCF staff is situated on the ground floor, with three dedicated meeting rooms, each fitted with state-of-the art wireless touch screens.

Commenting on the move, BCF President and Managing Director of Pronto Paints, David Beckford, said, “It is a fantastic milestone in our recent history to be able to afford to invest in our own building and gives us a long-term secure location for our members to meet.”

Tom Bowtell, BCF CEO, added, “We’ve put together a great new back office team to support the members from our new home; we look forward to welcoming members and guests to Coventry in the near future.”