Mike Fairey, Director of leading light gauge steel frame company Fusion Building Systems, has been appointed to the Board of The Housing Forum.
Voted by Members, Fairey joins the Board as a champion of offsite manufacturing and a successful businessman who, over the past six years, has firmly established Fusion as a market leader in steel frame construction industry.
The Housing Forum’s key areas of interest are to make the best of existing housing supply, to find new solutions to tackle the housing shortage and to find better ways of building homes. Fairey’s appointment to the Board is a powerful match recognising his passion for offsite manufactured products and unparalleled knowledge of how offsite methods might tackle the housing issues currently facing the UK.
Mike said: “Offsite manufacturing has been on the housing agenda for many years, but now as the well documented shortages in both the country’s housing stock and site-based skills are increasingly challenging, the opportunity for offsite has never been so real.
“Fusion’s 16 years of experience within the housing sector provides us with a fantastic understanding of how to optimise this approach to building new homes. And as a firm believer that the full benefits of offsite manufacturing can be achieved through having an integrated supply chain based upon early engagement and true partnering, I look forward to bringing my insight to the Board.”
Mike joins 15 industry peers who make up the Board, chaired by respected architect Andy von Bradsky. The Board’s role is to lead policy and practice for The Housing Forum and member organisations have the opportunity to nominate a senior employee to join the Board when vacancies occur.
The Housing Forum is the only cross-sector, industry-wide membership network that represents the entire housing supply chain on behalf of the housing industry. Membership gives housing businesses the opportunity to shape the future and its views and content are drawn from the wide experience and innovation of the membership.
For further information visit www.thehousingforum.org.uk