General

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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Featured

TTA SUPPORTS CONSTRUCTION TALENT RETENTION SCHEME

TTA is supporting the new Construction Talent Retention Scheme – a partnership between the Government and industry to secure essential talent in the UK construction sector, including tiling. Launched in July, the Construction Talent Retention Scheme comprises an online portal that supports redeployment of staff at risk of redundancy across the sector, while also enabling […]

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General

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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Training

WORLDSKILLS UK LIVE POSTPONED TO 2021

WorldSkills UK has taken the decision to postpone WorldSkills UK LIVE until 18-20 November 2021. The intention is to return to the NEC “stronger than ever” for those dates. Further, after consultation with partners and in light of the ongoing uncertainty, WorldSkills UK will not be running the usual national competition cycle in 2020, including […]

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General

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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Exhibitions, Featured

CERSAIE POSTPONED TO 2021

The organisers of Cersaie have released a statement confirming that the event is to be cancelled this year. They say that the ongoing Covid-19 health emergency in too many countries makes it impossible to organise an exhibition that would guarantee the presence of professionals from all over the world. They say they are now working […]

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Awards, Featured, Training

WORLD SKILLS TRAINING CARRIES ON IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY

Paul Doran, Lecturer at Southern Regional College and WorldSkills UK Training Manager for Wall and Floor Tiling is continuing his hard work to deliver training for the WorldSkills competition throughout the coronavirus pandemic. He says: “As the construction industry focused its efforts on introducing and navigating new ways of working during this pandemic, I faced […]

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