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Fit-out trade body reveals new boss

Trade body the Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS) has appointed a new chief executive.

Iain McIlwee joins FIS, which represents the fit-out sector, from the British Woodworking Federation, where he has been CEO since 2011.

Mr McIlwee is also in his second year as the vice-chairman of the Construction Products Association.

Commenting on his new role, Mr Mcllwee said: “The construction industry is changing and not before time.

“The impact of Grenfell echoes through the sector and we need to take note, ensure that the hard lessons are learned. The collapse of Carillion is also leading us to look at the contractual nature of the construction process.

“As a sector we need to find better ways to collaborate to improve quality, safety and productivity, we need to balance on and offsite activity and truly embrace the digital revolution.”

The FIS is one of the organisations backing the parliamentary bill proposed by MP Peter Aldous to end retentions in the industry.

It was also one of three trade bodies to vote against the continuation of the CITB levy in September 2017

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