Brian Newell MBE is a founder member and a past TTA chairman. He is currently a TTA Director, Chairman of TTA Technical Committee and a recipient of a TTA Award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Tile Industry’.

Brian is chairman and owner of Shackerley (Holdings) Group Limited – a well-established manufacturer/distributor of ceramic and glass construction systems.  Shackerley also manufacture and distribute their own patented ventilated façade systems, utilising large format ceramic and natural stone cladding panels.

Brian has been a technical expert member of British Standards Institute B539 Committee since the 1980’s, involved in drafting BS5385:Parts 1,2,3,4 & 5 and BS8000 Workmanship on Site codes of practice.

For many years UK delegate and delegation leader to CEN TC67 main plenary committee – drafting European norms for the ceramics/ adhesive industry. He is also the UK delegation leader to the ISO TC189 plenary committee, drafting International Standards for the ceramics/natural stone/adhesive industry; Convener ISO TC189 – Committee WG6, drafting Guidelines for the installation of ceramic tiles.

Brian also received the ‘International Standards Maker’ by the British Standards Institute Award.

On 1 January 2022, Brian received an MBE in the New Year’s Honours. The Award represents a great accolade for both Brian and TTA.