Featured Articles

EFIA founder is honoured

Last updated: Monday, May 2, 2016 - Save & Share

Founder of the ‘European Fencing Industry Association’ (EFIA), Bob Jennings, has been made an honorary life member by the trade association.


Turning 90 years old this month (May) and with a career spanning more than 60 years in the fencing industry, Bob Jennings has has worked in the industry for more than two thirds of his life.


He attended Loughborough Technical College from 1944-1945 and went on to set up his own company, PAWEC, based in Birmingham. After PAWEC was bought out by Peerless Fencing, Bob stayed on at the organisation as the managing director. Following a number of years at Peerless Fencing, he once again founded his own company, Security Fencing, which expanded to open several branches across the UK.


Bob set up ‘Fencing Industry Association’ (FIA) in the late 1980s, which in the early 1990s became the ‘European Fencing Industry Association’ (EFIA).


‘It’s certainly fair to say that the industry would not be at the stage it is today without Bob,’ said Bernard Kilbride, chairman of the EFIA. ‘He’s made it inclusive as opposed to exclusive and progressed standards’

Posted in NewsTop Of PageHome Page