Weber’s training programmes embrace all categories in the company’s diverse product range

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At the new Saint-Gobain Technical Academy in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, Weber’s training programmes embrace all categories in the company’s diverse product range.  This includes External Wall Insulation (EWI), renders, tiling products, concrete repair, construction mortars and flooring systems.

Courses can be designed to meet product-specific requirements, or to suit different levels of experience and skills. Many one-day courses follow pre-determined content and are available on scheduled dates throughout the year.  Courses are adapted to meet the requirements of applicators, engineers, architects, stockists or distributors.

Courses in Weber’s tiling programme target professional tilers and stockists with content based on the four product categories of preparation, tile fixing, setting and jointing.  Popular courses include waterproofing and tanking, natural stone tile fixing, and tiling onto underfloor heating and wooden substrates.  The Saint-Gobain Technical Academy in Flitwick has purpose designed practical areas and can provide bespoke training courses on request.

Contact Saint-Gobain Weber on 08703 330 070, or visit Customers in Ireland should call 028 9335 2999 or visit

SDEA, The Shop and Display Equipment Association, which has just taken an important step in its strategy for continued growth and success by unveiling its bright and colourful new branding.

“The Association is essentially a portal through which buyers and suppliers make contact and do business”, said SDEA Director, Lawrence Cutler.  “Our decision to commission a new identity was not taken lightly, given that the old logo had served us well over many years.  However, there has been a growing feeling among the Association’s members that we should spearhead the next phase of our growth strategy by reflecting the fact that display is a colourful and vibrant element of successful retailing; certainly in the way it is practised by SDEA member companies.”.
“The success of our growth strategy depends on the SDEA continuing to be regarded as the essential link in the purchasing process as far as current and future generations of retail display buyers are concerned”, commented SDEA President, Chris Shoebottom.  “We are motivated by the challenge and excited by the way this vibrant new identity catches that mood.  The strap line that forms part of it, ‘Bringing out the best in retail’, could hardly be more appropriate”.
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A bold spectrum of never-before-seen shades will add colour to Clerkenwell Design Week (20th to 22nd May 2014) with Johnson Tiles set to showcase its new Prismatics range of plain colour wall tiles with a giant three-wall mural.

Designed by artist and colour consultant Ptolemy Mann, who specialises in producing public art and textiles with a focus on expression in colour, the mural will adorn the ‘cowshed’ entrance to Clerkenwell Design Week’s Farmiloe Building in St John Street, covering three of its walls in a riot of shades from the newly-launched Prismatics collection.

The new Prismatics range features a new collection of on-trend neutral and accent colours, complementing the existing core bestselling shades, giving specifiers and consumers the choice of 68 different gloss and matt shades with co-ordinating fittings.

Darren Clanford, Creative Director at Johnson Tiles, says: “We expect our mural to be one of the hottest and most-photographed exhibits at this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week.  We always aim to do something spectacular, inspiring and exciting and this mural will be no exception.  Ptolemy Mann is the perfect partner to bring our new collection to life: she has a unique vision and innate talent when it comes to working with colour.”