Through a mix of hard work and training, Adrian O’Clements of A&L Tiling has refined his skills over the years to become one of the country’s top large format tile fixers. Always with a ‘hands-on’ approach, he relishes the technical challenges involved with large format tiles, and also the satisfaction he gets from delivering an excellent job for his customers. He is now keen to put his commitment to training into practice, working with TTA to help deliver training on tiling techniques. Adrian also received a cheque for £500 from Pro Tiler Tools.
SHANE COLLINS WINS HIGHLY COMMENDED TILE FIXER OF THE YEAR
Shane Collins of Harbour Design Interiors Ltd has 20 years experience as a tile fixer, having entered the trade straight from school. By the age of 18 he was tiling projects alone, unsupervised. He spent 8 years learning all he could about all trades while perfecting his tiling skills, growing a reputation for his work, most notably in natural stone. After this, Shane went self-employed and continued to learn and develop. He now has experience of tiling in Australia and Europe and has a level 3 NVQ in wall and floor tiling as well. Shane is also a CSCS gold card holder and a member of the Guild of Master Craftsmen. Since 2019 he has specialised in large format tiling which in the last year has led to large stone slab fabrication and installation.