The Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS) is pleased to announce that Philip Thomas has been co-opted to its executive board.

Philip is Business Development Manager at Smith Building Systems and has worked within the partitioning, aluminium extrusion and building products field for over 20 years.

Philip’s current role as Business Development Manager for Smiths Building Systems affords him the opportunity to be involved in many aspect of the business including branding, web development, safety, technical specifications, product development, improvement and design. This wide-ranging role will bring a vast amount of industry experience and knowledge to the FIS Board.

A recently new FIS member, having joined in 2020, FIS Chief Executive Iain McIlwee said:

“An inherent strength of FIS is the engagement we get from our membership and particularly the willingness of members to step up and support our team, providing leadership and expertise via the Board.  FIS only exists to try and help create the right conditions for the good companies to win, paramout to this is members scrutinising what we are doing is helping and helping us to understand what more needs to be done.  Philip brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm and are looking forward to working closely to continue to grow the FIS in every way.”

Philip said

“I feel honoured to have been asked to join the board of the FIS, It has long been considered as the go to resource when it comes to the building industry.  To be working alongside so many incredible and well respected people from all parts of the industry makes me feel very proud and humbled.  I am excited to be able to help continue the amazing work the FIS does especially when it comes to partitioning which will hopefully continue to benefit of the entire industry”.

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

You can find the current Board members at