More than 50 guests from the coatings and printing inks industries attended the opening event on Wednesday for the British Coatings Federation’s new HQ.

Councillor John Blundell, The Lord Mayor of Coventry, BCF president David Beckford and BCF CEO Tom Bowtell cut the ribbon at the new site, Spectra House in Westwood Business Park, Coventry.

The building spans two floors, with the BCF staff situated on the ground floor, and three dedicated meeting rooms each fitted with wireless touch screens.

The BCF chose Coventry due to its central location for members, transport links and value for money.

BCF President and Managing Director of Pronto Paints, David Beckford, said: “It is a fantastic milestone in our recent history to be able to afford to invest in our own building, and gives us a long term secure location for our members to meet.”

Tom Bowtell, BCF’s CEO said: “We’ve put together a great new back office team to support the members from our new home – we look forward to welcoming members and guests to Coventry in the near future.”