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Despite the news of Carillion’s liquidation last week, CITB has welcomed the industry coming together to help the 1400 displaced apprentices. Thank you to all employers and organisations who have already come forward to offer help and support – it is great to be able to say that we have started the all-important task of placing these apprentices […]

TTA’s Technical Committee Welcomes New Member

Committee Chairman, Brian Newell of Shackerley (Holdings) Group Ltd welcomes Bill Harrison, Senior Technical Services Advisor at Mapei onto the Technical Committee.   Bill brings years’ of industry experience and knowledge to the table and will help support TTA in its continuing drive to raise standards in the industry through its Working Groups, writing and […]

TTA’s Tiling Show and CPD Seminar Programme – 2018

TTA’s Tiling Show will take place on 18th May 2018 – running alongside a programme of CPD Seminars throughout the day, with the Awards Gala Dinner and Presentations taking place that same evening. During the day, we will hold a Tiling Show for the trade and a series of CPD Seminars and demonstrations will be presented by the Gold […]

Are you up there with the best fixers? Now is your chance to show it!

Winning a TTA Fixer of the Year Award, or even being shortlisted, may turn out to be the best thing you’ll ever do. Talk to Sharon Taylor of Viva Tiling – last year’s winner. Her business as a specialist mosaic installer has gone from strength to strength in the past year. She’s winning new jobs […]

Advertising opportunity in our new Technical Publication…

Our Technical Working Groups are currently researching and writing the Technical Publication on “External Floor Tiling to Balconies, Terraces and Patios” which is seen to be a growth market in the UK. There are opportunities for advertising space within the upcoming document, which we hope to publish early 2018.  If you’d like more information on […]


Further dates have been added for the New Year to enable fixers to obtain their NVQ Level 2 via the EWPA Assessment … February : Please call to obtain dates. March : Stoke on Trent : 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd, 27th and 29th The training comprises a one-day course which can be undertaken […]

New Chairman at TTA

After six years in the role Ian Kershaw is standing down, and the whole Board and membership will wish to express their thanks to Ian for successfully guiding the Association through a time of great change. It has been a period during which the TTA has developed enormously – gaining membership, increasing in professionalism and […]

Awards 2018 … Deadline extended till 31st January … Enter now

Thanks to everyone for your nominations…  If you haven’t entered you still have time to submit your nomination and the full list of Award categories, some of which are once again due to be judged by public vote, is as follows, with full details on the Awards site. Tile Fixer of the Year … Contact us […]

The Results … SkillBuild 2017 W&F Tiling Competition

Board and Training Committee send the warmest congratulations to the Medal winners of this year’s  Skill Build competition held at the NEC. The winners will receive a cash prize from TTA and a Bellota Tile Cutter.  Congratulations to … 1st …   Mark Scott – City of Glasgow College 2nd … Cathal Murphy – Southern Regional College […]

Capital Allowances

TAF (Trade Association Forum) have produced a useful fact sheet on Capital Allowances.  These are the main form of tax relief against expenditure on commercial properties  of all types in place of depreciation (which is not allowable for tax purposes) on qualifying items of plant and machinery and extends to many fixtures and integral features […]

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