The Tile Association is boosting the services it is able to offer to its members, with the opening this month of a prestigious new HQ building in Stone, Staffordshire. Located in the heartland of the potteries, near where most of the ceramics industry is based, the new 4,000sq ft facility is easily accessible to the majority of TTA member companies.
In addition to providing a base for the administration services of the Association’s secretariat, all the TTA Board and committee meetings will now take place here as well. The Mount also has facilities to enable the Association to hold technical seminars and provide hands-on fixer training, as well as conference and meeting rooms for the use of the TTA and member companies. The boardroom, seating 16-18 people, is available for hire by member companies, as is the training room.
TTA chairman Ian Kershaw, who has an office in the building, says: “This is a great new resource for our members, where we are combining the running of the secretariat in the same building as a suite of products and services which we believe will be of use to our members. In the future we will develop a full tile training and testing area for use by members, as well as a technical library, including tiling standards and associated information. For the first time this enables us to open up our HQ building for trade events, technical seminars, conferences and other activities for members. I think this shows once again how the TTA is moving up a gear in 2014 and thinking creatively about new member services, adding increased value to TTA membership.”
Upcoming innovations from the TTA include a new website, which is launching in August, and it is also expected that the TTA Awards 2015 will also be launched in the next month.
The Mount is conveniently situated just ten minutes from the M6 and has parking for 20 cars.