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Jon Vanstone has been named Chair-Elect of the National Home Improvement Council UK (NHIC). Officially taking up the position of Chair in July 2023, Jon will work closely with Chief Executive Anna Scothern to drive forward the organisation representing the entire repair, maintenance, and home improvement sector in the UK.

Jon is the leading voice on competence, a key focus of the new Building Safety Regulator (BSR) and one of the NHIC’s key focal points in its 2023/24 manifesto. He has unique insight, thanks to his various positions at Government level and within the repair, maintenance, and home improvement sector, which will support the strategic direction and action plan of the National Home Improvement Council (NHIC).

Jon said: “It’s a privilege to be voted in to lead the NHIC during this period of transformation for the retrofit and construction sectors. The introduction of the BSR brings massive change to how buildings are maintained and managed, putting new pressure on ensuring best practices and proving competency, not just of those on the tools but also the companies they work for.

“The NHIC’s 5Cs of repair, maintenance and home improvement: Carbon, Consumer, Compliance, Competency and Connection sets out a strong pathway to supporting members to have a better understanding of the changes that are coming, and I am proud to be supporting them.”

Anna Scothern, CEO at NHIC, said: “Jon’s appointment as Chair-Elect comes at a vital point for the NHIC and the sector as a whole. His expertise and experience around competency, compliance, and quality deliver unique benefits to NHIC members and those who serve, support, and supply domestic RMI professionals.”

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