Following the Grenfell Fire tragedy and several terror attacks in London and Manchester. The GGF has formed a new Government Advisory Panel (GAP) that will be part of the GGF’s Political Strategy Committee.
Forming this new Panel will allow the GGF to co-ordinate its internal resource and Members’ opinions to enable swifter and more focused (but fully considered) responses to emergency situations. It is anticipated the Panel will be particularly effective when Government (local and national) may require expert advice on the many products, services and sectors covered by the GGF Membership.
Phil Pluck, GGF Chief Executive, “It is important that the GGF offers Government solutions and support when incidents concerning glass and glazing occur. The new Government Advisory Panel will help the GGF pull together its internal resources and Members’ expertise more effectively and efficiently.”
The GGF Government Advisory Panel aims to provide the Federation with a fluid group of advisers made up from nominated experts from the GGF’s specialist groups. It will allow all the relevant parties and sectors to be considered and come together as one unified voice for the industry.
The GGF will now contact all the Chairs of the specialist Groups within the GGF Membership and ask each Group to nominate two experts to represent their Group. The pool of experts will then be called on for their opinions and advice when any emergency situations occur.
The GGF GAP experts may also be required to attend occasional meetings and/or attend Government enquiries/investigations on behalf of the GGF.
The GGF will be promoting the new Government Advisory Panel to all Government departments, all local councils and to the trade and mainstream media.