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Insight into reliable bolting  (06 November, 2016)

At the British association’s autumn meeting around fifty members received an excellent presentation on ‘Reliable Bolting’, from Richard Waddington, sales manager at Nord-Lock Ltd.

At both its spring and autumn assemblies, the British & Irish Association of Fastener Distributors always aims to include a thought-provoking keynote presentation on technical, regulatory or market issues relevant to its membership.

Richard Waddington’s presentation to around fifty BIAFD members at the Hallmark Welcombe Hotel, Stratford upon Avon certainly met that standard – generally acknowledged as one of the best recent presentations in terms of both content and delivery.

One of BIAFD’s primary aims is to ensure its members are better informed. As well as authoritative speakers, every meeting also includes detailed briefings on issues affecting member companies, ranging from regulatory updates to reviews of market and supply chain conditions. Between meetings, members are kept up to date with regular email bulletins and briefings, and can contact the association for support and information on pretty well anything affecting the UK and Irish fastener distribution sector.

Member companies also have access to BIAFD’s 150 page Introductory Training Manual, an invaluable tool for new recruits or to refresh longer serving employees’ knowledge. It is not all serious; every meeting concludes with a relaxed dinner at which members can network or simply enjoy good food and wine.

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