Awards, Featured


The Tile Association is delighted to confirm that there are now an amazing 14 Gold Sponsors signed up for the 2023 Awards.

They are: Amber Underfloor Heating, Banks & Lloyd, Genesis, JACKOBOARD®, Mapei, Palace Chemicals, PCS, Shackerley (Holdings) Group, Tile Mountain, Topps Tiles, UltraTile, Verona, W.B. Simpson & Sons and Weber.

TTA is very grateful to all of those who are showing their support for the Awards and for the values of excellence and achievement which they represent and promote. These brands will also benefit from consistent marketing exposure between now and the gala Awards night next May.

Amber Underfloor Heating are sponsoring again. Backed by over 30 years’ experience, Amber Underfloor Heating supply highly efficient, effective and durable electric underfloor heating systems to tradespeople through wholesalers, distributers and kitchen and bathroom showrooms.

Alongside their comprehensive range of Amber branded products, they are also the leading supplier of DEVI products in the UK and Ireland.

Speaking about the decision to sponsor the Awards for a second year, Steven Rooney, Director at Amber Underfloor Heating, says:

“We’re honoured to be once again sponsoring an award at a key industry event which recognises excellence in both products and supply.”

“Following the success of this year’s awards, we’re certain next year’s are going to be even stronger and recommend anyone who can enters to showcase their achievements.”

Banks & Lloyd is a market leading UK freight forwarder for the tile and ceramic industries, and has been in the business for 40 years. The company works with a globally connected network of partners and has a second office in Valencia, Spain. The services which it offers include sea freight, air freight, road freight, rail freight, cross trades and in-house customs clearance.

Ed Banks, Marketing and Human Resources Manager at Banks & Lloyd, told us: “We are delighted to sponsor TTA Awards once again and rejoice in another opportunity to show our reverence towards such a fantastic industry. We continue to find our involvement a great opportunity to let members and the wider industry know that we’re here to help in these trying transport times.”

Genesis have signed up once again for Gold Sponsorship of the Awards. The company is a leading brand in the ceramic and accessories market, specialising in PVC tile trims and seals.

Michael Gadney, Sales Director, says: “TTA plays an important role in maintaining the standards in our industry, and it is important that the industry achievements in contracting, distributing and manufacturing are recognised and celebrated with the annual awards as they both inspire and motivate continual improvement at all levels – this is why we immediately took the opportunity to return as a Gold Sponsor for 2023. We look forward to another spectacular evening and celebrating with all the nominees.”

JACKOBOARD® is sponsoring again and TTA is pleased to welcome the company back for 2023. JACKOBOARD® construction boards form an ideal base for tiling. Manufactured from extruded polystyrene foam (XPS), they can be used on virtually any substrate. The boards are waterproof, thermally insulating, truly lightweight and very strong.

“The Awards night and Tiling Show is a fabulous opportunity to acknowledge the efforts of the JACKOBOARD® team in the UK and meet great friends from the industry; we were honoured to be finalists in 2022 amongst some great brands in the world of tiling. Mike McCann dressed as a giant bee was a particular highlight! We congratulate the winners in all categories and look forward to the 2023 event, where again we will be Gold Sponsors,” says Michael Hailwood, Sales Director of JACKON UK & IRE.

Mapei has also sponsored the Awards in previous years and is back for 2023. The brand will benefit from sustained media exposure between now and the Awards ceremony next May, and beyond. The family-run global brand was founded in 1937 and is a leading brand in the field of adhesives, sealants and chemical products for building. Its technical solutions, based on sustained investment in R&D, have contributed to the construction of some of the most important architectural and infrastructural works worldwide.

Phil Breakspear, Managing Director of Mapei UK Ltd says: “Mapei UK is delighted to, once again, support TTA Awards in acknowledging the excellent work that takes place throughout our industry.”

Palace Chemicals also joins other Gold sponsors in supporting excellence in the tile industry while benefiting from the marketing spotlight surrounding the Awards. Palace Chemicals is one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of tiling, building & DIY products and has over 44 years of experience supplying both multiple and independent retailers throughout the UK from its home in Speke, Liverpool.

Charles Clapham, Managing Director, said: “Following the fantastic attendance at both the Tiling Show and Awards ceremony this year, Palace Chemicals are pleased to continue with our sponsorship of TTA Awards for 2023. We are proud to be able to sponsor an event that recognises and celebrates the excellent work and achievements within the industry”.

PCS have also announced that they are once again committing their support for 2023. PCS are a UK-based manufacturer of high-performance construction products that are thermally insulating, lightweight and waterproof. The company’s products offer high performance solutions for the lining and overlaying of subfloors and walls prior to the application of tiles, plaster, or flexible render coatings.

Nicollé Mullarkey, Customer Service Manager, says: “PCS are proud to be taking a prominent role as a Gold sponsor of TTA Awards once again. The event is a symbol of excellence and innovation and is a fantastic opportunity to recognise and celebrate the achievements within the industry. The professionalism and integrity which TTA stand for, aligns with PCS’s ethos, and being a Gold sponsor once again emphasises our support for the industry.”

Shackerley (Holdings) Group Ltd is also supporting the Awards. Shackerley (Holdings) Group Ltd is a British, independently owned, manufacturer and prefabricator, renowned for supplying innovative, engineered products to the architectural and construction industries for over 55 years. Today, the company leads the UK ceramic granite ventilated cladding market with its award-winning patented SureClad® façade systems and is universally recognised as the country’s leading authority on the use of large format ceramic granite in external cladding applications.

“I am pleased to be able to confirm our continuing support for TTA Awards this year”, says Brian G Newell MBE, Group Chairman. “We know that our brand derives significant benefits from our involvement in the Awards, but more importantly they give us the opportunity to recognise enterprise, innovation and achievement at a personal and a corporate level.”

Over the last five years the Tile Mountain Group has expanded rapidly, with the acquisition of competitor Walls & Floors Ltd and a move into the bathroom sector with the launch of sister company Bathroom Mountain, making the group one of the largest privately-owned DIY retailers in Europe.

Jeremy Harris, MD Tile Mountain Group, says: “TTA Awards are well recognised within the industry as the Gold standard, and so it is fitting that, as Tile Mountain Group celebrates its tenth anniversary we lend our support in celebrating the achievements of others. We have been members of TTA since our inception in 2013 and are delighted to have the opportunity to further cement our relationship.”  

Topps Tiles pledges its support for the Awards, as the retailer signs up as Gold Sponsor once again. The company prides itself on bringing continuous innovations to the tiling industry with an extensive range of tiles and designs, coupled with a vast array of products.

Richard Carter, Managing Director of Retail says: “Here at Topps Tiles, we’re excited to be sponsoring TTA Awards again. It’s important to us as a brand to celebrate the success of the tiling industry and to support the tilers that shop with us and make up such an important part of our customer base. We’re looking forward to the Awards in May!”

Ultra Tile

UltraTile have, once again, pledged their support to TTA Awards by signing up as Gold sponsors for 2023. UltraTile offers a comprehensive range of adhesives, grouts, silicones, ancillary products, and levelling compounds for the tiling and flooring industries. The brand is part of the award-winning Instarmac business, with a UK heritage going back to the 1970s.

Rebecca Talbot, UltraTile’s Marketing Manager, says: “We are delighted to return as a Gold sponsor of the 2023 Tile Association Awards. This is one of the most important dates in the calendar for all those involved in the Tiling industry. These awards recognise excellence within the industry and provide an opportunity to applaud the great tiling achievements of the year. We look forward to celebrating with all the nominees in 2023!”

TTA are also thrilled to announce that Verona are sponsoring again. Verona is a leading UK distributor of tiles, mosaics, outdoor porcelain, and flooring.

Laura Hardaker-Graham, Marketing Manager, says: “TTA Awards is something we always look forward to, a brilliant night of networking and celebrations for all those sited within the tile industry. We look forward to seeing all the nominees and winners on the night.”

TTA are happy to announce that W.B. Simpson & Sons have signed up as Gold Sponsors of the 2023 TTA Awards. Established in 1833, W.B Simpson & Sons is a leading tiling contractor in London & the southeast, specialising in the supply and installation of hard wall and floor tiling including terrazzo, natural stone, and wood flooring, and providing services in the commercial, retail, leisure and residential sectors.

Billy Valler, Managing Director says, “We’re delighted to be Gold sponsors of the Awards in the year of our 190th anniversary. As a company, we will be celebrating 190 years of quality craftsmanship, a value which is celebrated and recognised by the Awards. You can view the projects we work on across our social media channels.”

Weber returns once again for Gold sponsorship of next year’s TTA Awards. Weber, part of the Saint-Gobain Group, is a manufacturer of innovative, easy-to-use, high-performance floor and wall tile adhesives and grouts, sealants, and preparatory products for the professional tile fixer, offering complete product solutions together with technical support and training programmes.

Sharon Baker, Sales Director at Weber, says: “We are pleased to support TTA Awards in 2023 celebrating the best and the most skilled in our market.  We think it’s important to promote best practice and innovation amongst our peers and share successes with the future of the tiling industry.”

TTA Awards will take place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on 12th May 2023. Details of sponsorship opportunities can be found here.

Email or Tel: 0300 365 8453 for more information.

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