HMV Europe managing director Steve Knott has been re-elected chairman of trade body the British Assn. of Record Dealers (BARD) for a second one-year term. The appointment was announced today following

HMV Europe managing director Steve Knott has been re-elected chairman of trade body the British Assn. of Record Dealers (BARD) for a second one-year term. The appointment was announced today following BARD's Annual General Meeting (AGM) Sept. 14.

Paul Quirk, owner of Ormskirk, Lancashire independent Quirk's Records, has been re-elected deputy chairman. Graham Lambdon, head of new development at wholesaler/distributor Entertainment U.K. was also re-elected treasurer at the AGM in the Commonwealth Club, central London. Both will serve a one-year term. Their positions are voted by the association's 18-strong council.

"I am delighted to have been elected for a further term and look forward to working with our new Council," says Knott. "My priorities now are to look at committee make-up and objectives, and to ensure that we build on the work of the last twelve months."

Council members are voted for by BARD members. The association's officers are voted for by the council.

Three new members joined the council Sept. 14, replacing members who retired by rotation. They are Borders U.K. Ltd category manager of non-book product Steve Imber and two independent retailers, Celia Allaby of Wrap CD in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, and Richard White of Chalky's in Banbury, Oxon. Council members serve 3-year terms.

BARD has 215 members, including all of the United Kingdom's major home entertainment merchants.