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General Purposes & Marketing Committee

This Committee deals with all aspects of membership, member benefits, subscriptions and related issues.

They also arrange events such as the annual Awards, and the marketing of The Tile Association and its members through the media and press. It is the liaison point for trade magazines, shows, and this website.

Rebecca Talbot

General Purposes & Marketing Committee Chair

Members of this Committee include

Rebecca Talbot, Instarmac Group plc (Chair); Alex Underwood, Building Adhesives Ltd; Andy Carroll, Progress Profiles; Ashley Humphries, Specialist Tiling Supplies Ltd; Bhrugesha Panchal, Nicholls & Clarke; Daria Banks, Banks & Lloyd (Shipping) Ltd; Edoardo Matarazzo, Discount Tile & Bathroom Warehouse; Filippo Rampado, Fila Industria Chimica SpA; Jack Bottesch, Saint-Gobain Weber; Karen O’Riordan, Kickstart Publishing / TSJ; Lauren McCarthy, Kickstart Publishing / TSJ; Louise Vanham, Bostik Ltd; Marcus Garrett, Nicholls & Clarke; Margaret Reid, Margaret Reid Display Solutions Ltd; Michael O’Brien, Dural UK Ltd; Michael Gadney, Genesis Global Systems Ltd; Paul Luff, Larsen Building Products; Peter Bale, Freelands Tiles; Sebastian Stokes, R J Stokes & Co Ltd; Steve Ball, Palace Chemicals Ltd; Terry Croft, Stortford Tiling & Marble Ltd.

Technical Committee

Committee members represent TTA and the Tiling Industry on British, European and International Standards Committees on tiles, tile fixing, adhesives and grouts. The Committee also creates TTA technical documents and advice notes and oversees TTA’s inspection service.

Brian Newell MBE

Technical Committee Chair

Members of this Committee include

Brian Newell MBE, Shackerley (Holdings) Group Ltd (Chair); Andy Hone, Anhydritec Ltd; Bill Harrison, Mapei (UK) Ltd; Billy Valler, W B Simpson & Sons Ltd; Bob Sewell, Lithofin UK; Colin Stanyard, Domus Tiles Ltd; David Talbot, Craven Dunnill & Co Ltd; David Wilson, Building Adhesives Ltd; Ian Knifton, Schluter-Systems Ltd; Jim Percival, Palace Chemicals Ltd; Lorna Williams, BASA; Richard Hill, Nicholls & Clarke; Robert Howard MBE, RHTC; Shamshad Ali, Instarmac Group plc; Simon Hall, Lucideon Limited; Steve Brooks, ARDEX UK Ltd; Steve Twin, James Hardie, Building Products Ltd.

Training Committee

The Training Committee works with training organisations such as CITB on all matters of industry-related training on behalf of our members. Working with the Department of Education, TTA has supported the Apprenticeship Trailblazer Working Group in the development of the Wall and Floor Tiler Trailblazer Apprenticeship Scheme. TTA also offers EWPA & OSAT assessments to assist experienced tilers to gain their NVQ qualifications.

David Rowley

Training Committee Chair

Members of this Committee include

David Rowley, Building Adhesives Ltd (Chair); Martin Pouncey, The Tile Association (Vice Chair); Adrian O’Clements, A & L Tiling Ltd; Alan Heard, Leeds College of Building; Andrew Curry, Schluter-Systems Ltd; Anthony Parrott, W B Simpson & Son (Midlands) Ltd; Bob Sewell, Casdron Enterprises Ltd; Carl Goulden, South & City College Birmingham; Ciaran Feeney, Wedi Systems (UK) Ltd; Chris Dyson, Dyson-Briggs & Sons Ltd; David Powell, Bostik Ltd; David Rowlands, CITB; David Westwood, Westwoods Tiling; Iain Hunter, Cosentino UK Ltd; Jeremy Mann, Mapei (UK) Ltd; Kenny Martin, City of Glasgow College; Lee Carr, Sigma UK Distribution Ltd; Lee Randell, Cardiff and Vale College; Martin Lindsay, N&C Moderna; Ross Cunningham, ROSSCO Training Academy; Stephen Patmore, City and Guilds; Tony Barry, Warmup Plc.

Sustainability Working Group

TTA formed a Sustainability Working Group to help the industry tackle the challenges of sustainability and to help communicate the positive aspects of tiles. The working group comprises eight members, reporting directly to TTA Board.

In 2023, the Sustainability Working Group has created a new page on TTA’s website about sustainability and produced a press release promoting the ethical sourcing of tiles.

David Kong

Sustainability Working Group Chair

Members of this Working Group include

David Kong, Domus Tiles Ltd (Chair); Aaron Bargh, Kerakoll UK Ltd; Colin Stanyard, Domus Tiles Ltd; Dorota Jarzabska, W B Simpson & Sons Ltd; Harry Simmonds, Banks & Lloyd (Shipping) Ltd; Jason Brunt, Mapei (UK) Ltd; Jim Percival, Palace Chemicals Ltd; Joanne Kaiser, Telling Finishings Ltd; Kevin Bingham, Topps Tiles plc; Rachel Ward, Westwoods Tiling.