Building Our Skills appoints John Ogilvie as ambassador

Building Our Skills – Making Fenestration a Career of Choice, the campaign behind creating a wider awareness of the fenestration industry to attract youngsters and newcomers to it, has appointed John Ogilvie as its first ambassador.

Known for heading up Veka’s longstanding installer scheme – Network VEKA, John retired from the role in 2016, but continued to remain part of the industry, becoming an executive board member for GQA Qualifications in 2017.

Steph Tague, head of Building Our Skills, said: “John will make a fantastic ambassador for the campaign. His passion and knowledge of the industry, his professional relationship with many of the companies in the industry and media will definitely support the efforts being made to push the campaign forward with even more vigour.”

John’s main activity as the campaign’s ambassador will be to help heighten awareness of the campaign to businesses and organisations by attending networking events, conferences and exhibitions and communicating the campaign’s strategy, goals and achievements.

“Building Our Skills is a fantastic initiative and something I believe will benefit the whole industry long-term,” said John. “I am absolutely delighted to have been invited to take up the role, having already sensed the growing energy and excitement surrounding the campaign, and the initial response from the marketplace.”