TTBS appoints new national president

Published:  12 May, 2017

At the Timber Trades Benevolent Society’s (TTBS) Annual General Meeting, held on 11 May, Ivan Savage, the Society’s general manager since 2011, was also appointed as the national president for 2017 and 2018, succeeding Robert Bruce of MH Southern & Co.

This is the first time in the Society’s 120-year history that the general manager has also served as national president.

Mr Savage joined the timber industry in October 1960 on the south coast with A.Olby & Sons (now part of the Cover Group), moving to Cox Long (now part of the Walker Group) in Stafford in 1976. He was subsequently a director of S. Jackson (Walsall), which was bought in August 1993 by the Carver Group, based in Wolverhampton. In 1994 he was appointed as sales director at the Carver Group, a position he held until his semi-retirement in November 2008. He was also a founder director of the Carver subsidiary, Engineered Timber Solutions, Rodington, near Shrewsbury and continued in that position until February 2011 when he stepped down to take up his appointment as the TTBS general manager.

Mr Savage will be supported during 2017 and 2018 by national vice president Paul Snape of WS Logistics of Bromborough, Wirral, a long-standing supporter of the north west region TTBS and representative on the Society’s board of management.

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