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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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N&C MANUFACTURE PROTECTIVE GLASS & PETG SNEEZE SCREENS

N&C have been in a unique position to design and manufacture professional protective sneeze screens with a quick turnaround.  The company is at the forefront of UK glass production, with a processing production plant in London, with GAI-certified in-house specialists of architectural ironmongery. They are already leading manufacturers and distributors of shower screens and carer PETG […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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