The Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS) is pleased to announce the appointment of James Parlour as its new Technical and Vetting Manager to support the technical work of the organisation and develop the membership vetting process.

With more than 16 years’ technical, compliance and design experience across a wide range of sectors, James Parlour arrives at FIS to play a key role in ensuring FIS Members are specified and selected for projects. Formerly Project Coordinator at Ergonom, James has worked as Senior Design Engineer at Komfort Partitions, Technical Supervisor at SIG (Ocula Systems) and brings more than 10 years’ experience as a design technician at SAS International and Avanti Systems.

Working with the FIS Community in this new role, James will review and upgrade current vetting processes to better embrace the risk management approach defined by the FIS Product Process People Quality Framework and ensure that the members understand and uphold the values outlined in the Code of Conduct.

He will also provide support to the FIS Technical Director in responding to technical enquiries from members, supporting the various working groups and reviewing, developing and monitoring the FIS Vetting activities.

Commenting on the new appointment, FIS CEO Iain McIlwee said: “We are delighted to welcome James to the FIS team. James has a wealth of experience across the finishes and interiors sector, and his skills and passion will make him a great asset in supporting the FIS Working Groups and projects, as well as the vetting process.”

“Vetting is central to our values and we are keen to work with the community to test the existing process and develop it to ensure that FIS community reflect these values and meet the standards these values project,” added Iain.

“This is a fantastic opportunity. To play a part in supporting value-led change at FIS and taking this leading trade body to the next level is very exciting,” said James Parlour.

For further information or for any questions please contact the FIS at or call 0121 707 0077.