Beatrice Orchard – Head of Communications
Beatrice has been Head of Communications at the FMB since July 2012. Beatrice has responsibility for the FMB's integrated policy and public affairs, media relations, marketing and events programme, working with both external and internal stakeholders to help promote the FMB as the voice of small and medium sized contractors. Beatrice joined the FMB as Public Affairs Officer in September 2010 with responsibility for managing the FMB's relationship with Government and Parliament. Beatrice also acts as coordinator for the Cross-Industry Construction Apprenticeship Task Force. Beatrice has a degree from Warwick University in English and French, and has completed a part-time MSc in European Public Policy. She joined the FMB from the political communication firm Dods, and has previously worked for two Labour MPs.
Training Group – Members Special Interest Committee
The FMB Training group offers time for members and FMB staff to get together to discuss key issues on training in the construction industry, and are held quarterly.