Training

INSTITUTE FOR APPRENTICESHIPS TAKES ON RESPONSIBILITY FOR TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS

From the 31 January 2019 the Institute for Apprenticeships is officially the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (the Institute). This change represents the Institute’s formal assumption of key parts of the T Levels programme. T Levels are new two-year technical study programmes that will become one of three major options for students to study […]

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UK CONSTRUCTION GROWTH DOWNGRADED AS UNCERTAINTY INTENSIFIES

The outlook for the UK’s construction industry has been downgraded, with growth prospects diverging by sector and Brexit-related uncertainty intensifying, according to the Construction Products Association’s latest forecasts. Uncertainty around the UK’s withdrawal from the EU has persisted since the previous forecasts and estimates for growth are now weaker than before. Just six months ago, […]

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EUROPEAN TILE MARKETS UNDER PRESSURE

Both the Italian and Spanish tile sectors are currently experiencing downturns, according to the Italian CeramicWorld Web publication. After five years of uninterrupted growth, the Italian ceramic tile industry experienced a downturn in 2018 – with production, sales and exports all seeing falls of between 2% and 3%. Figures published by Confindustria Ceramica and Prometeia point to […]

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Featured

BRITISH CERAMIC TILE ENTERS ADMINSTRATION

BCT, one of the UK’s two remaining volume tile manufacturers, has announced that it has gone into administration on 30 January and ceased trading with immediate effect. 313 redundancies have been announced immediately, including 100 at the company’s Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, site. The company’s headquarters are in Newton Abbot, Devon. A further 67 employees will […]

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TILEMASTER ADHESIVES TO INCREASE CAPACITY WITH NEW 47,500 SQ FT WAREHOUSE

Tilemaster Adhesives has signed a five-year lease on a 47,500 sq ft warehouse at Eaton Point in Chorley, as the company continues to implement its strategic growth plan. Eaton Point is a new Grade A development owned by industrial developer and asset manager Chancerygate. The development totals 101,000 sq ft and incorporates 13 other new […]

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General, Projects

MOSAIC PROJECT FROM LATICRETE AIMS TO ASSIST COMMUNITY COHESION

A social enterprise group has used Laticrete products to help brighten up part of a run-down area of Leeds. It was all hands on deck when Seagulls Reuse (which amongst other things, delivers community arts projects) got more than 300 residents involved to work on a massive mosaic that represents the local area. The 12ft mural, […]

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