Training

LEEDS COLLEGE OF BUILDING NAMED AS A TOP TRAINING PROVIDER

TTA Centre of Excellence, Leeds College of Building is celebrating after being named second-best UK Training Provider for 2020-21 in the ‘RateMyApprenticeship Top 50’ league table. The chart is based on 5,500 authentic student-written reviews across all apprenticeship and school leaver schemes on the national website, RateMyApprenticeship.co.uk. The top training providers in the UK for […]

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Products

BAL MOVES TO MORE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY PACKAGING

BAL has continued to develop its sustainable business focus with the introduction of more 100% recycled plastic containers. From material sourcing, through to product launch, the environment impacts remain a key focus within all BAL’s processes and environmental management. As a result, the business continues to remove the use of single-use plastics and transition wherever […]

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TTA SUPPORTS TRUSTMARK’S WORK SAFE, SAFE WORK CAMPAIGN TO HELP RESTORE CONSUMER CONFIDENCE

TTA is backing a new initiative which aims to guide and reassure homeowners who are looking to employ tradespeople, such as tilers, in and around their homes post-lockdown. The initiative comprises new guidance which is being issued to homeowners. The Work Safe, Safe Work Campaign has been developed by TrustMark, the Government-endorsed quality scheme for tradespeople, and the […]

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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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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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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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