BSRIA is pleased to announce that Chris Monson of Trend has been awarded Honorary Membership of BSRIA. This is only the eighth time this honour has been awarded in the 58 year history of the Association and the award is made to recognise an extraordinary contribution to the Association and the independent promotion of best practice in the building services industry.
A leading figure in the building controls industry, Mr Monson has always been a supporter of best practice, values he shares with BSRIA. After helping to develop and run the BEMS Centre at BSRIA, he joined Council in 1989, and then the BSRIA Research Panel. He was quickly recruited to the Board and served uninterrupted from 1994 till 2010; in 1999 Mr Monson took on the role of Chairman and served the Association with distinction.
Mr Monson has been instrumental in developing the relationship between Trend and BSRIA, a relationship which has seen Trend being a sponsor of the 'Red Building' offices of BSRIA in Bracknell and the lead sponsor at the BSRIA Briefing for several years.
Commenting on the award Anne King, marketing director at BSRIA, said 'I have worked with Chris throughout the time of his association with BSRIA. He has always been an excellent supporter of the Association and a fantastic colleague on all the Boards and committees where he has served. He is highly respected by everybody associated with BSRIA, as is demonstrated by his nomination for this award by his peers from across the industry at the BSRIA Council.'
Arman Saeidnia, Trend's managing director, commented: 'This is an amazing achievement for Chris and I speak on behalf of all his colleagues here in congratulating him. He is a true ambassador for the industry and is always striving to find new ways to enhance the vital role of building controls. His knowledge and experience are greatly valued at Trend and I'm delighted that he has received wider recognition through Honorary Membership of BSRIA.'