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SDEA appoints new President and Vice President

SDEA appoints new President and Vice President

The Shop & Display Equipment Association made history at its 73rd Annual General Meeting, by holding it virtually for the very first time.

On 22nd July members logged on to the Virtual AGM and heard all about the hard work that has been undertaken over the past year for SDEA members and the exciting plans that are underway for the year ahead, including the launch of the new Meet The Buyer event: Creative Design & Display Connections (

During the day’s proceedings, Executive Council elections were held, with Paul Smart, Business Development Director at Arken P-O-P International being voted President of the Association and Mark Chatterton, Managing Director of Morplan elected Vice President.

Commenting on his election, Paul Smart, who is pictured above left with Mark Chatterton on the right, said: “I am looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead in these trying times and hope to see and speak with many of our members to review how and where we can help each other.” Paul had previously held the position of Vice President of the Association for two years.

Angus Morton, Head of Sales & Marketing at Bbrown Display Materials, who has now become the Immediate Past President, was instrumental in launching the Association’s Member Matching Service: m2m – a free service that has resulted in many thousands pounds worth of business taking place between members.

Two new members joined the Executive Council this year: Paul Higgins, European Managing Director at RTC and Rob Hill, Production Director at Graphica Display. They join existing Executive Council members Ronald Cohen, Chairman of Foxbarn, Bob Garton, Managing Director of Glencourt Associates, Simon Olley, Managing Director of Stylo and Nick Wraith, Managing Director of Unibox.

The Executive Council will work together over the coming months to bring fresh ideas and inspiration, while also seeking to secure the future growth of the SDEA.

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