BFPA 2022 AGMs and conference in Warwick

30 May 2022

The British Fluid Power Association (BFPA) held its 2022 AGMs and Conference in Warwick on 12th/13th May with over 50 members and guests attending. BFPA President John Farmer and BFPDA Council Chairman Rob Woodley chaired the BFPA and BFPDA AGMs respectively, with four new BFPA Board members elected:

  • David Scholes of Bosch Rexroth Limited
  • Francesco Chessari of MP Filtri UK Limited
  • Ian Tames of Parker Hannifin Limited and
  • Graham Wood of Savery Hydraulics.

Photo (LtoR): Rob Woodley, BFPDA Council Chairman, John Farmer, BFPA President and Paul Cooke, Interim CEO BFPA

Following the AGMs, Professor Andrew Plummer, Head of Department and Director of the Centre for Power Transmission & Motion Control, University of Bath presented the 2020 Joseph Bramah Medal to David Phillips.

Guest speaker Rahat Siddique of the CBI gave an update on the UK Economic Outlook for the UK Manufacturing Sector, followed by Daniel Mansfield whose presentation “BSI, standards, Brexit and related issues” touched upon all aspects of standards with a discussion following relating to the UKCA and UKNI mark – current hot topic for the fluid power industry.

Jack Semple of the Engineering and Machinery Alliance (EAMA) joined a networking dinner in the evening and led a lively discussion on the subject of “Skills for Manufacturing”.

It was great to see so many members back to face to face networking. We anticipate getting back to hosting more events face to face post-pandemic.