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Blackpool man's national forum role

David Jones
David Jones

A Blackpool born communications specialist has been made national chairman of the construction and development networking group.

Thirty 30 Media managing director David Jones has been appointed National Chairman for the Forum for the Built Environment.

David, who was raised in Thornton and went to Blackpool Sixth Form College, is a well-known communications professional in his main role as managing director of Thirty 30 Media.

He oversees marketing, PR, design and event management for clients in the construction and property sector via his Manchester based media agency.

He recently moved to Wrea Green after living in Poulton for a while and is chairman of the Blackpool children’s charity Variety.

David said: “I was born at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, attended local primary and high schools in Thornton and studied at Blackpool Sixth Form College where I met my wife to be Kerry. I then went in to UCLAN for my Degree.

"It’s a great honour to be asked to move from my current position to take on the role of national chairman for this fantastic organisation.

“I look forward to being able to increase awareness and membership, all while focusing on our core function of championing and facilitating business and networking across the construction industry.”

Outgoing national chairman Howard Gadd who will now take on the role of president for the organisation said: “I’m so pleased to see David transition from Vice to National Chairman.

“David is a well-known face, in both the North West and London construction networking scenes and has worked with some of the biggest names and companies throughout his career.

“We look forward to utilising David’s extensive knowledge of the sector and his wider expertise on a national scale as we continue to provide a platform for the UK’s ever-growing construction industry.”

Established in 1946, fbe has 25 branches nationwide to provide networking opportunities within the construction sector.