Marco Forgione

Marco Forgione became chief executive of the British Antiques Dealers’ Association (BADA) in 2015 from a background in marketing. He has experience in reorganising trade associations and joined from EVCOM, the membership association for the events, film and digital communication industry which was created from the merger of two trade associations.


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Trade bodies say Budget 2017 ‘ducks desperate need for business rate reform’

18 March 2017

The antiques trade has expressed disappointment following the Spring Budget, after its reform of business rates fell short of the wholesale changes requested by industry bodies.

Business rates lobbying

11 March 2017

Trade bodies are lobbying the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, about a planned hike in business rates, ahead of his first Budget speech on March 8.

Marco Forgione and Sadiq Khan

BADA chief lobbies Mayor of London Sadiq Khan on business rates rises and new tax reporting rules

03 March 2017

The chief executive of BADA, Marco Forgione, has lobbied Mayor of London Sadiq Khan on imminent hikes to business rates and changes to tax reporting that are set to impact the trade.

BADA chief executive Marco Forgione

Plans to modernise BADA's operations get thumbs up from members

12 July 2016

Members of the British Antiques Dealers' Association have voted overwhelmingly in favour of plans to update the way the association is run, including a proposal to cut the size of its council to allow swifter decision making.

BADA members to voice trade history

26 May 2016

The British Antique Dealers Association (BADA) is launching ‘BADA Voices,’ an oral history of the trade as the first of their 2018 centenary initiatives.

Pledge for Parity with BADA

09 March 2016

The British Antique Dealers’ Association is backing this year’s International Women’s Day (March 8) campaign, #PledgeForParity, by celebrating women who have successfully challenged gender stereotypes in the traditionally male-dominated fine art and antiques sector.

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