Membership & Training Director
Martin is one of the longest standing members of the BFPA staff having joined the Association in 2006. As Membership and Training Director he prides himself on having an excellent knowledge of the membership and the kind of industry insight that enables the BFPA to offer member companies real added-value from their membership. This insight is also of great value when undertaking his other responsibilities for both BFPA training and the BFPDA Hose Accreditation Scheme.
Before joining BFPA Martin spent 23 years with Linde – a well-known German Hydraulics company and a long standing BFPA member.
He started his career as an apprentice for MG cars and has retained his interest in cars ever since although much of his spare time is now spent riding his Harley Davidson – a passion that he shares with his wife who also owns her own ‘Harley’.”
Statistics & Market Manager
Sarah’s background is in marketing and market research. She manages the BFPA’s trend surveys, the BFPA Market Forecasting and Statistics Committee and the annual economic industry forecasts.
She monitors the official statistics relevant to fluid power published by the Office for National Statistics, HM Revenue & Customs and Eurostat and is also responsible for the UK’s statistical exchange programmes which have been developed over the years with CETOP, the European Trade Federation for fluid power trade associations.
Sarah has worked for the BFPA since 1995 and therefore has accumulated many years’ experience and knowledge of the hydraulic and pneumatic industries.
Tel: 01608 647913
Standards Project Administrator
Lucy Tuckey joined the BFPA as Standards Project Administrator in May 2022, replacing Yvonne Pearman who retired from the BFPA at the end of March after almost 18 years at the Association.
She brings several years’ experience from her previous positions as a Works Coordinator and Assistant Business Analyst to this role; her meticulous attention to detail and great communications skills will be essential in the role.
Lucy is responsible for the co-ordination of all aspects for technical development committees, projects, and programmes primarily on a national setting, working alongside the British Standards Institutions (BSI) as an external secretariat. She currently acts as secretariat for one International Standards Organisation (ISO) working group and one European working group.
Lucy acts as the “Secretariat” and is responsible for arranging running and managing meetings, together with sending out agendas and writing the meeting minutes as well as monitoring and following up on outstanding actions and projects.
As well as working with BSI on standards, Lucy will also oversee the BFPA office compliance and maintenance contracts in order to ensure that everything runs smoothly. This includes liaising with contractors, placing orders for essential items and monitoring service contracts. Lucy will also carry out administration support to the BFPA where needed including maintaining BFPA publications.
For any questions about fluid power industry standards, technical committees or other technical matters, please contact Lucy at the BFPA on 01608 647900 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Administration & Training Coordinator
As administrator for the BFPA, my role is always varied, which is just how I like it! My background in Further Education teaching has proved to be ideal in supporting the BFPA Membership Director in matters of both training and membership. In the area of training, my responsibilities range from dealing with our different training providers to create certificates for all the students who have successfully completed the BFPA courses. I deal with all new membership enquiries and ensure our members records are kept up to date on our database and website.
Other general administration responsibilities include managing BFPA’s member website vacancy service and adverts, coordinating accreditation visits, certificates and approvals for BFPA’s Approved Hose Assemblies Scheme, dealing with orders for BFPA’s publications, as well as being Secretary for BFPA’s Education and Training Committee.
When at home I relax by walking our three dogs, gardening, reading and planning weekends away in our caravan.
Tel: 01608 647901