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Carnival time at the 2016 TTA Awards!

Carnival time at the 2016 TTA Awards!

What. A. Night!

The TTA Awards gala dinner and presentations on Saturday 14th May celebrated the very best in the wall and floor tiling industry.

Held at St John’s Hotel and Conference Centre in Solihull with a Brazilian theme to tie in with this summer’s Rio Olympic Games, the event saw the winners from a wide range of categories claiming their trophies and certificates.

Hosted by ITV’s Emma Jesson, the event also raised almost £3,000 for the TTA’s chosen charity, Children Today.

Huge congratulations to all of the winners – and equal congratulations to all the businesses and individuals who were finalists. And thank you to all businesses who submitted entries last year. The quality and range of awards submissions proves what a healthy state the industry is in.

Gold sponsors for the event were Bellota, N&C Nicobond, Norcros Adhesives and Shackerley.

If you were at the event, could you let us have your feedback? There’s a very short survey HERE – your responses will help us to make future events even better. Thank you.

TTA Awards

2016 TTA Awards – the winners

Lifetime Achievement
James McCann

Excellence in Tile Contracting
Trainor Stone & Tile Ltd

Best Use of Tile in the Leisure/Hospitality Industry
Craven Dunnill Jackfield Ltd: Blues Kitchen, Brixton

Employee of the Year
Chris Myatt

Trainee of the Year
Hannah Bamford
Highly Commended – Billy Davies

Excellence in Tile Distribution
Craven Dunnill & Co Ltd

Excellence in Multiple Retailing
N&C Tiles and Bathrooms

Excellence in Marketing
Tile Choice

Best use of Tile in a Domestic Environment
Stone & Ceramic Ltd: Cowley Street, Westminster

Best Use of Tile in a Commercial Contract
Armatile: St Patrick’s Church, Donaghmore

Trainee Tile Fixer of the Year
Kieran Magee

Excellence in Manufacturing
N&C Nicobond

Excellence in Independent Retailing
Stafford Tiles & Flooring Solutions Ltd

Best Innovation
Warmup: Warmup 4iE

Best Environmental Initiative
Norcros Adhesives: ISO 14001 Accreditation & Pro 30 Fast Track Eco Levelling Compound

The winners of these three categories were selected in a public vote:

Tile Fixer of the Year
Lee Featherstone
Highly Commended – Nigel Davidson

Wall Tile of the Year
Peronda Group: Laccio Collection

Floor Tile of the Year
Craven Dunnill & Co Ltd: Firestone

There was a real buzz on social media on the night. Here are just a few tweets…


Almost £3,000 was also raised on the night for the Tile Association’s chosen charity, Children Today. A game of Heads and Tails and donations made for using the dress-up photo booth on the night helped to raise a magnificent £2,944.

Thank you to everyone for your generosity. Every penny will help Children Today to help disabled young people enjoy a better quality of life by providing them with specialist equipment