Featured, General

TTA SUPPORTS THE TILING INDUSTRY

TTA has been working hard during the COVID-19 crisis to support its members and the wider industry. We have continued to provide support for the industry, flagging up Government guidance and information about the latest support programmes, as they have been launched. We are also lobbying on behalf of the industry via our partners at […]

Continue reading...
Featured

OBITUARY JAMES JOSEPH MCDONALD 1934-2020

We are saddened to hear of the loss of a great character and contributor to the tiling industry. Joe suffered for 10 years with Parkinson’s before passing away peacefully on 15th April 2020 at St Quentin Nursing Home in Newcastle-under-Lyme where he had lived for the last two years with his lovely wife Nona. Joe […]

Continue reading...
Featured, General

ITALIAN CERAMIC INDUSTRY RESTARTING

Italian ceramic companies are now restarting their kilns after a five-week production shutdown, according to Ceramic World Web. The go-ahead reflects a new stance from the Italian Government, which now considers all export-orientated companies to be businesses of strategic importance and therefore entitled to resume production, after notifying the relevant authorities. The restart includes not just the […]

Continue reading...
General

KEMTILE DIRECTOR STEPHEN WESTLEY RETIRES

Stephen Westley, who has run the Kemtile hygienic flooring business with co-director Jamie Cook, for over 40 years, is retiring and moving to an ad hoc consultancy position from this month. The move follows the acquisition of Kemtile by US-based RPM Performance Coatings Group 18 months ago. Stephen’s role will be shared going forward. Chris Cloherty […]

Continue reading...
Featured

TTA LAUNCHES NEW TILING GUIDE

TTA has introduced a new Tiling Guide. This 28-page full-colour A5 booklet includes help and support for tilers in their day-to-day work. It contains practical information on how to deal with key installation issues which most tilers will encounter in the course of their work. TTA’s Technical Committee produced the content for the Guide, which […]

Continue reading...
Featured, General

STATEMENT FROM TTA CHAIRMAN

“Our members, our industry and our whole country face an unprecedented and concerning situation due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Whether you are a tiler, a manufacturer or distributor, we are all in this together and we will get through it if we work together. At TTA we are playing our part, supporting our members, whether […]

Continue reading...
General

CLIFF SIMS OBITUARY

Surrey-based tiling contractor Sims & Bostock have announced the passing of Cliff Sims. Cliff died at the age of 85 on 3 April, after contracting COVID-19. Cliff started work in the tile industry in 1950 when he was 16, working for Minton Hollins, moving from Stoke on Trent to London. At the age of 21 he […]

Continue reading...