Business Development & Sales Manager Mark Wilkinson joined the BBA in February 2016. With a degree in timber technology and over 25 years’ experience working within the construction industry, he brings with him a wealth of expertise. Just prior to joining us, Mark spent 13 years working for BM TRADA, initially as a Product Certification Manager and then as a Business Development Manager.
Happily for us, Mark found the offer of a position at the BBA too tempting to resist:
“The BBA brand is phenomenally strong within the construction market, known to stand for product quality and reliability, and for me to have the opportunity to have a leading role in the growth of the BBA and the service it offers its clients was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down”.
During his time at BM TRADA, Mark welcomed the opportunity to sit on various European and UK technical committees for standards development and CE marking, including the EOTA Technical Board, and he is also a member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3).
Originally from Burnley, Lancashire, Mark now lives in Milton Keynes but remains a loyal Burnley supporter. He is himself a keen footballer and enjoys Sunday morning league games. However, despite moving into the veterans’ league, his knees are telling him even that may be pushing it a bit. He has also been involved in coaching girls’ youth football for the past 8 years. All this activity means keeping fit, and he often goes back up to the Lake District to do a bit of fell walking. Mark also tells us that sometimes he even enjoys trying to play golf.
In addition to work and football, Mark is a family man and enjoys spending time at home. He has also been involved in helping to raise over £3,000 for the Bridgebuilder Trust-MK, a Milton Keynes based Christian schools work charity involving over 100 primary and secondary schools across the city and surrounding villages. To help raise the money, he was sponsored to take part in two charity football matches held at Stadium MK, the home of MK Doms.
As it was a good cause, Mark’s knees rose to the occasion and he made the full 90 minutes in both games.