BFPA / BFPDA is “Open for Business” and supporting members through the COVID-19 crisis

26 Mar 2020

Based on a Statement by Chris Buxton, CEO BFPA issued 19.3.20

Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, with effect from Monday the 24 March 2020, all BFPA staff will be working from home until the official guidance changes. There will be no face-to-face meetings held at Cheriton House and there will only be the occasional occupant present to collect and sort post.

However, our message is very much “Open for Business” so if you ring our general number, you will be given the opportunity to call several alternative staff numbers depending upon the nature of your call. Direct email address for our staff if you wish to contact someone directly are as follows (otherwise please use

Chris Buxton CEO for Membership, Industry Representation and General Enquiries
Martin Kingsbury Membership and Approved Hose Assemblies Scheme
Sarah Gardner Market Statistics and Marketing
Yvonne Pearman Technical Standards and Technical Queries
Karen Gordon-Brander Training and Publications

We can assure you that any one of the staff will be pleased to take your call if the one you are seeking is otherwise occupied and our e-mail system will remain uninterrupted.
We are also hoping to maintain a large number of planned meetings through creative use of video conferencing and software.

BFPA CEO Chris Buxton comments: “It is our aim to ensure that for everyone, members and non-members alike, your experience of the BFPA during the current crisis will be ‘Business as Usual’. For now, may I wish you good fortune over the coming weeks and ask that you do not hesitate to contact me or the other staff on the team should you have any queries about this policy or indeed any other aspect of the fluid power business. We are still here to help however we can.”

BFPA is issuing regular COVID-19 bulletins to all members but if you have any questions concerning the COVID-19 pandemic and the response from the fluid power industry in the UK, please contact Chris Buxton directly.

Christopher Buxton, CEO – BFPA / BFPDA
Tel.: 07787 400747