Topps target £1 in every £3 tile sales
In a report to investors Topps set themselves a target of £1 in every £3 of tiles sales in the year ahead.
Just 16 days to get your nominations in!
The deadline for nominations for the 2014 TTA Awards is fast approaching — Friday 19th December. So don't delay. Put your business forward for an award!
2013 Tileman's Lunch
The ever popular Tileman's Lunch, hosted by TTA Chairman Ian Kershaw, is on the verge of selling out.
ProSeal IT is 100% silicone!
Ultra Tile has launched a new and improved 100% silicone sealant. This enhanced formula is fully ISO compliant and boasts non-shrink high flexibility. Suitable for a wide variety of sanitary and construction joint applications, this newly enhanced sealant accommodates high movement and temperature changes.
Fila to showcase new solvent-free treatments at Surface Design Show
Fila is set to showcase a series of new solvent-free surface treatments at the Surface Design Show 2014 (Business Design Centre, London — 4-6 February). They will include LEED-approved FILAMP90 ECO PLUS — a high performance sealant developed for internal and external polished and unpolished natural stone, as well as polished porcelain surfaces. Other new treatments on show will include FILAPW10 — a solvent-free contaminate-blocker designed for professional treatment of absorbent materials, including stone and terracotta.
Ceramic days in Brussels
The Ceramic Days 2013, organised by European ceramic industry association Cerame-Unie, took place in Brussels from 25 to 27 November and welcomed 150 participants from EU institutions, industry and relevant stakeholders.
Bassie Appointed as European Managing Director of James Hardie
James Hardie, the fibre cement building materials manufacturer, has today announced the appointment of Henk Johan-Bassie as managing director of the European business. His predecessor, Mark Longfellow, has transferred to the US division of the firm as director of products and segments.
Craven Dunnill Tiles selected for NHS Health Centre
Craven Dunnill, the ceramic tiles distributor, has supplied high quality, slip resistant floor tiles for the £6.8 million new-build NHS Health Centre at Alcester.
Larsen open base in Midlands
In recent weeks, Larsen Building Products have opened a Midlands office in Tamworth, Staffordshire due to expansion of its sales support function demonstrating its continuing total commitment to help service customers throughout England, Scotland and Wales.
Tylers and Bricklayers Livery launches Triennial Awards for tiling
The Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers is pleased to invite nominations for the Company's prestigious Triennial Awards.
Children Today launch Christmas Appeal
Children Today Charitable Trust, the chosen charity of The Tile Association and, at Christmas, would like to say thank you to the tile industry for their fantastic support. Thanks to the money you have raised over the years, Children Today has been able to provide life-changing equipment to many children and young people with disabilities.
Sterling on the up
Sterling is at its highest rate against the Euro since January 2013 following some fairly negative comments by ECB President Mario Draghi.
Construction output rises at fastest pace since August 2007
November data from Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMI®, announced this morning, pointed to another strong upturn in the UK construction sector, with output and employment both rising at the sharpest rate since August 2007. Growth of business activity was broad based across the three main areas of construction, with residential building again the best performing category. Higher levels of output were supported by the joint-fastest expansion of incoming new work since September 2007.
Land Registry transactions show modest rise
New Q3 statistics from Land Registry show a modest 3.6% rise in average prices in England and Wales over the year. Excluding Prime Central London (where average prices are now £1,477,215), annual growth reduces to just 2.9%.
NHBC new home registrations continue to soar
New home registration statistics for the UK, released today by NHBC, show that the number of new homes being registered continues to improve on last year's figures with an overall 24% increase for the rolling quarter August to October compared to the same period in 2012.
Fantasy Football News
Back to work as normal
With the recent internationals over, it's been back to work as normal for the TTA Fantasy Football League Managers.
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Trainer / Assessor – New Tile Merchant Apprenticeship
Didac Limited are looking to recruit a trainer/assessor, preferably located in the Bristol area, who has in-depth-knowledge and experience of the retail tiling trade gained either as a manager, supervisor or product trainer. You do not currently need to be a trainer / assessor, but you do need to be occupationally experienced and eager to take on a training role. Didac, will help you achieve trainer / assessor qualifications required for this role. Along with the Tile Merchant Apprenticeship there will be opportunities to deliver qualifications in customer service, business administration, team leading management and warehousing. Didac are looking for the right person to deliver the Tile Merchanting Apprenticeship which is a brand new qualification that has been developed in consultation with the Tiling Association and currently benefits from Government Funding. Salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications. The position will include a company car, because there is extensive travel required mainly in the South West, but also to support learners throughout the UK. Other benefits include matched pension contributions up to 3% of salary and 3X salary life assurance. Didac is an OFSTED Grade 1 (Outstanding) training provider, with a Skills Funding Agency Contract to deliver training in England. www.didac.co.uk If you are interested in joining our team please submit your CV with covering letter to: email@example.com. For further information please contact Tracy Gibson, 0117 904 9377.
Sales Representative - South East Region
RUBI UK LTD as part of Germans Boada Group is a world leading manufacturer of tools and equipment for the tiling trade with over 30 years experience in the UK market. We are looking to recruit an experienced Sales Representative for the South East Region. Candidates will be responsible for promoting RUBI products to new and existing customers, maintain and help grow the existing region, organise and perform demonstrations of RUBI products, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written and be a good team member with the ability to work on their own. The benefits include a competitive salary plus bonus and business expenses, company vehicle , laptop and mobile phone, company credit card, training & Development and support in all duties. If you are interested in joining our team please submit your CV with covering letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information please contact Rubi UK Ltd, 01708 559609.
Sales Representative- East Anglia Region
RUBI UK LTD as part of Germans Boada Group is a world leading manufacturer of tools and equipment for the tiling trade with over 30 years experience in the UK market. We are looking to recruit an experienced Sales Representative for the East Anglia Region. Candidates will be responsible for promoting RUBI products to new and existing customers, maintain and help grow the existing region, organise and perform demonstrations of RUBI products, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written and be a good team member with the ability to work on their own. The benefits include a competitive salary plus bonus and business expenses, company vehicle , laptop and mobile phone, company credit card, training & Development and support in all duties. If you are interested in joining our team please submit your CV with covering letter to: email@example.com. For further information please contact Rubi UK Ltd, 01708 559609.
Membership Recruitment Agent
As part of its continuing membership campaign, The Tile Association is looking for recruitment agents to target quality businesses in the wall and floor tile industry in various locations in the UK with a view to encouraging their membership application. The ideal candidate would be expected to plan and carry out sales visits initially within a defined area. The position will be a temporary six-month contract, which can be extended by agreement. The representative will receive commission payment for new members and may include travel expenses. For further information please contact The Tile Association, 02086630946.