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Bob Howard appointed new National Heritage Training Group chairman

Tile Association board member Bob Howard MBE has been appointed the new chairman of the National Heritage Training Group. Bob says he is excited by the challenge of taking the NHTG forward at a time of increasing political and economic uncertainty. “Despite everything else that is going on around us,” he said, “we must not […]

MBE Bob Howard

Schlüter-Systems to sponsor UK tiling team at WorldSkills 2017

The 44th WorldSkills Competition will be taking place in Abu Dhabi in October 2017 and Schlüter-Systems has announced their sponsorship of the UK tiling team. The WorldSkills Competition is a flagship event: held every two years, it is the biggest vocational education and skills excellence event in the world, which truly reflects global industry. A total […]


TTA fixers get the chance to compete at Cersaie

Two TTA tile fixer members have the chance to compete in the prestigious EUF tiling competition at Cersaie in September. The Tile Association is a member of the EUF — the Federation of European Tile Fixers Association — with Robert Howard MBE having taken over the presidency in May this year. It is envisaged there […]

TTA strengthens board with three new directors

The TTA, the trade association for the whole tiling industry – retailers, distributors, manufacturers and fixers – has strengthened its board with the appointment of three new directors, bringing the number on the board up to 14. In combination with the existing board members, the new additions represent a mix of experience and fresh insight […]

CSCS announces card changes

CSCS has announced changes to the process for obtaining trainee, supervisory and manager cards. Trainee Cards From 1 August 2016, only one Trainee card will be available which will cover all construction occupations. This will replace the Trainee (Craft and Operative) and Trainee (Technical, Supervisory and Management) cards that are currently available, although these existing […]

CSCS cards

International conference on slips, trips and falls in October

An international conference on slips, trips and falls is being held in London in October. Slips, Trips and Falls 2016 takes place on 4th and 5th October at Farmers & Fletchers in the City of London, organised by the UK Slip Resistance Group and partly sponsored by The Tile Association. Conference participants will have a […]

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TTA members can take centre stage at The Tiling Show

A packed programme of demonstrations organised by The Tile Association will be taking place at the first ever Tiling Show in September. The Tiling Show — a brand new exhibition that will be running alongside The Flooring Show — will be held at the Harrogate International Centre from 18th to 20th September 2016. The TTA […]

The Tiling Show

Fore! Tee off with the Tile Industry Golf Society on 26th May

The Tile Industry Golf Society (TIGS) has a one-day event at Bowood Golf and Country Club on Thursday 26th May. Coffee and bacon rolls will be served at 9am, with an 18-hole competition teeing off at 10am. After the golf, it’s time for a three-course meal and presentations. The day costs £73 for members and […]

Build UK drives standards for construction

Build UK continues to drive positive change in the UK’s construction industry, building on its progress over the past eight months with the release of two new industry standards. The Safety Helmet Colours and Training Standards, drafted in consultation with, and the full support of, Build UK members to develop best practice and ensure the […]

Build UK

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 […]

TTA Awards 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award, Ian Kershaw and James McCann