Back to news

National Federation of Builders Elects New Chairman

The National Federation of Builders, the foremost professional association of builders, contractors and housebuilders have elected their new National Chairman for 2024/25, Mark Wakeford at their 2024 Annual General Meeting.

Serving the NFB for over 20 years, Mark is Chair of one of the solar sectors longest established UK solar businesses, EvoEnergy Ltd. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, with over thirty years in the construction industry, mostly at director level, for companies throughout the supply chain, from client through to subcontractor.

Mark now uses this experience to support construction sector businesses in his positions as Vice-Chair of Constructing Excellence Midlands, Governor at Moulton College, and now as NFB National Chairman.

NFB National Chairman, Mark Wakeford commented:

“As we step into a new era for the NFB, our focus will be on modernising our operations, elevating service quality for members, and continuing the vital work with our colleagues at the Scottish Building Federation to become one organisation.

“It is a privilege to be elected National Chairman and I look forward to working with members to reshape our Federation to be more agile, efficient, and forward-thinking, ensuring we continue to lead from the forefront of our industry.”

The Annual General Meeting was an opportunity for NFB leaders to provide an update on some of the advancements being made including the imminent launch of the Federation’s new digital portal, Ask NFB.

Members celebrated key achievements including Chief Executive, Richard Beresford’s 10-years’ service to the National Federation of Builders and Membership Services Manager, Sean Houlston’s recognition with the CEO’s staff Award.

All members of the National Federation of Builders are invited to our Annual General Meeting and can help to steer the work of the National Federation of Builders. Find out more about joining the foremost professional association of builders, contractors and housebuilders here.

Media Enquiries