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BAL LOOKS TO RECRUIT NEW TRAINING AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT SPECIALIST FOR MIDLAND REGION

BAL is currently recruiting for its Training and Technical Support Team in the Midlands region.  The main purpose of the role will be to promote, train and provide technical support to current and potential customers in the correct usage of the company’s range of specialist tile fixing products. To carry out product training and demonstration […]

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MOSAIC ARTIST BENEFITS FROM INDUSTRY SUPPORT

Renowned Manchester mosaic artist Mark Kennedy has benefitted from support from two leading brands in the tiling industry. JACKOBOARD® has had a long association with Mark Kennedy and has supplied him with backerboard for his past projects, including many in the city of Manchester and around Manchester City’s football ground. The JACKOBOARD® product has been especially useful […]

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PHIL HOBSON OBITUARY

We are saddened to hear of the sudden loss of a great character and contributor to the tiling industry. Phil was 68 and born in Oldham. He started work straight from school for local tiling contractor J Duncan as an apprentice wall and floor tiler. During his apprenticeship term he was mentored by Bob Howard also […]

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REDUNDANCIES AT JOHNSON TILES

According to press reports, redundancies are planned at Johnson Tiles, the UK’s last remaining volume tile producer. It has been reported that up to 60 jobs are at risk at the company. The GMB union has confirmed it has been in talks with management regarding the situation, and it is hoped that the majority of […]

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COPIES OF TTA TILING GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE

Hard copies of TTA’s Tiling Guide can be obtained by contacting the TTA. The Guide is a 28-page A5 booklet, which 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 […]

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COVID-19 LEGACY MURAL PLANNED FOR NHS TRUSTS

A Stoke-on-Trent manufacturer has teamed up with NHS Trusts around the UK to create bespoke memorial installations in their hospitals to commemorate the impact of Coronavirus on the country. The NHS Trusts’ Charities and digital ceramic printers, The Surface Design Studio, have launched the #BecauseYou project to create a community led legacy mural designed by […]

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