It is with a sad heart that we have to inform you that Jean Birch has passed away from cancer.

Many of you might know Jean, she was CEO of the Partitioning and Interiors Association (PIA) and Association of Interior Specialists (AIS) for nearly 23 years, before retiring in January 2006.  She worked tirelessly for the organisation and her efforts and dedication set the foundations for the trade association we have today.

There will be a private family funeral, however it is hoped there will be a memorial service to celebrate her life later in the year for friends. If you knew Jean and would like any further information please email