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National SkillBuild Competition 2017

Students have been preparing all year for the National SkillBuild Finals being held at the NEC 16th – 18th November.

TTA and our Members have been supporting the Regional competitions as well as the National Final; with BAL providing adhesives and grouts, Nicholls & Clarke Group providing tiles and Schluter Systems providing trims and their Kerdi Board.

Winners of the Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will receive a cash prize from TTA as well as a Tile Cutter from Bellota.? Members have generously supported production of a Toolbag for the competitors, with many useful items included. ? Many thanks to Ardex UK, BAL, Instarmac, Mapei, Norcros Adhesives, Schluter Systems and St Gobain Weber.

Candidates also get the opportunity to vie for a spot in Squad UK to train towards the 2019 World Skills Competitions in Kazan, Russia. ?Training Expert, Paul Doran of Southern Regional College will again be working?with TTA to increase the skill level of candidates, and ensure continued involvement at an international level. ? Both Paul and TTA Board have expressed thanks to all sponsors, and in particular to Schluter Systems Ltd, who are the main sponsors of the 2017 Squad.

Sponsorship opportunities will once again be available for Squad UK going forwards to the 2019 Competition. ?Please contact us if you’d like further details. ? Tel: 0300 365 8453 ? Email:

Good Luck to all the candidates…

  • Callum Pearson – Leeds College of Building
  • Cathal Murphy – Southern Regional College
  • Daniel McBurney – Southern Regional College
  • Jack Hull – South and City College Birmingham
  • James Ackland – Cardiff and Vale College
  • Mark Scott – City of Glasgow College
  • Maziyar Pazouki – Cardiff and Vale College
  • Sean McLoughlin – Southern Regional College