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News… TTA Approved as Apprenticeship Trailblazers

Thank you for attending our working group! Following the Government’s decision to replace the current Apprenticeship Frameworks by 2020, with a move away from current pathways already begun; in 2015 TTA submitted an EOI on behalf of our Members to set up a Working Group of Contractors to develop new Standards and Assessment Plans for the […]


2016 TTA Awards finalists announced

The TTA is pleased to announce the finalists for all of the categories in the 2016 Rio Carnival TTA Awards! Faced with a large field of entries which were of a universally high quality, the judges this year had a particularly tough job to select finalists in each category. But after a lot of hard […]


Interested in finding out how to help your business?

Then why not book a place at one of the Local Employer Advisory Forums… These meetings provide employers with the opportunity to get advice and support for their business. General topics up for discussion include: Grant updates Have your say and help change your Grants Scheme for the better whilst getting information and updates on the Scheme. Levy […]


Are you aware of the Consumer Rights Act 2015?

Just for your information… HMRC have released a bulletin explaining The Consumer Rights Act 2015. It explains that the act came into force on 1st October 2015 and its main reason was to update the laws governing every business selling directly to consumers. Due to this, the law is now clearer and easier to understand. […]


Tradesman insurance: What you need to know

Getting the right insurance in place to protect you and your business can often feel like a minefield. The Tile Association’s insurance partner, Jelf Small Business, offers some useful advice…   As a tradesman, you belong to a group of workers skilled in a variety of highly specialised trades and crafts. But because the definition […]


TTA Awards 2016 – online voting is open

The winners of three of this year’s prestigious TTA Awards will be decided by a public vote – and online voting is NOW OPEN on the TTA Awards website. The public vote – which is open to TTA members and non-members – will decide the winners of these categories: Tile Fixer of the Year Wall Tile […]


Early bird ticket offer closes soon!

Remember to get your early bird ticket!   Members of the TTA, don’t forget to take advantage of our great early bird offer for this year’s TTA Awards gala evening on 14th May – early bird booking closes Sunday 31st January. To book your tickets click the link on the TTA’s homepage or visit the website […]


Registration Opens for SkillBuild 2016 – 1st February

The competition to find the country’s best young tilers gets under way with regional heats from April to June, with registration for this year’s SkillBuild opening on 1st February. SkillBuild is the UK’s largest multi-trade competition and covers 10 trades, including wall and floor tiling. Registration for this year’s competition will be open from 1st […]


Warning as fraudsters target tile retail outlets

The TTA has urged tile retail outlets to be on their guard after a number fell victim to fraudsters using stolen bank cards to order large quantities of tiles. The fraud usually follows this pattern: The fraudster calls and asks for plain white/black/beige tiles in 60×30 or 60×60 and asks if you have them in […]


Brand new UK tiling exhibition for 2016

The Tiling Show — a brand new UK exhibition for the tile and stone industry — will be launched in 2016. The Tile Association has teamed up with organisers Wendy Adams Associates to stage the exhibition at the Harrogate International Centre from 18th to 20th September 2016. This year saw the continued success of The Flooring […]


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