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TTA Awards receive record level of industry support

TTA Awards are all about recognising achievement, endeavour and innovation. Given the problems that have affected all industries over the last three years, it is therefore excellent news that this year’s awards have attracted a record number of 16 Gold sponsors.

In this issue we are putting eight of our sponsors in the spotlight and giving them the opportunity to tell us about themselves and why they are supporting the awards this year. These are the major brands from our industry who are associating themselves with the core values of the Awards.

In the next issue, we will be focusing on our other eight sponsors: Shackerley (Holdings) Group, STS, Tile Mountain, Topps Tiles, UltraTile (Instarmac Group), Verona Stone Group, W.B. Simpson & Sons and Weber.

If you still need tickets to attend the Awards at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on 12th May, please contact TTA.

Please also visit The Tiling Show, which will be held from 10am – 4pm on 12th May at the same venue. The show is free to enter. TTA members are also eligible to exhibit and Gold sponsors are automatically entitled to space at the show.

Members who are not sponsors, who wish to exhibit, have a choice of:

2x1m stand space for £150 + VAT, perfect for pull up banners
4x1m stand space for £300 + VAT, perfect for pop up banners
For information about The Tiling Show, please email [email protected].
Once again, TTA wishes to thank all the Gold Sponsors.

Amber Underfloor Heating:
A leader in electric underfloor heating products and systems, Amber Underfloor Heating has been announced as Gold Sponsors of the TTA Awards for the second year running.

Amber Underfloor Heating have over 30 years’ experience in developing and supplying electric underfloor heating to the building, construction and flooring trades.

“We’re honoured to be Gold Sponsors once again, as the TTA Awards is one of the biggest and most prestigious events in our industry” says Steven Rooney, Director at Amber Underfloor Heating.
“As leaders in electric underfloor heating, we’re proud to be helping recognise the excellence in products, service and expertise delivered by so many of our industry friends and partners”.

Amber’s products are available across the UK and Ireland through a network of stockists, including electrical wholesalers, distributors and kitchen, bathroom and tiling showrooms.

As well as its electric underfloor heating products, Amber is also the exclusive distributor of DEVI products in the UK and Ireland.

Banks & Lloyd:
“Freight forwarding excites us, plain and simple.” Banks & Lloyd say this is not a matter of opinion but a matter of fact, and that it is a passion that drives the company forward to provide the best service possible.

The company is a market leading UK freight forwarder for the tiles and ceramic industry, and has been in the business for 40 years, focusing on outstanding customer service, competitive rates and reliable, quick service. The company works with a globally connected network of partners and has a second office in Valencia, Spain.

The services which the company offers include sea freight, air freight, road freight, rail freight, cross trades and in-house customs clearance. The nature of the business means the company has had to prepare well for any outcome of the current Brexit situation, and believes it is well-placed to provide advice to its customers, whatever ultimately happens. Forward thinking, agile, proactive and highly ambitious, the company aims to be the best and most experienced freight forwarder in tiles and ceramics transportation.

“The Awards provide an opportunity to reflect on another year gone by, and to recognise those who have gone above and beyond – which is important in the recent tough times. Sponsoring the Awards offers Banks & Lloyd the opportunity to show its reverence for the tile industry, and its mission to support the industry through turbulent shipping times.”

BIHUI is one of the fast-growing tiling tool brands globally thanks in large part to its dedication to innovation and quality. With its solution-orientated approach to design, manufacture, and distribution, the company offers a full-range of high-end tools and auxiliary products for the professional installer and continues to pioneer exciting new products – “with BIHUI you too can be great’.

BIHUI commercial director David Saunders says: “BIHUI is becoming one of the most recognised brands for specialist tiling tools around the world so it is important that we align ourselves with TTA to ensure we are meeting the standards and keeping up with latest practices of the professionals that make the UK industry what it is today!”

Genesis Global Systems:
Genesis is a major player in the ceramic accessories and tools market, selling products into the tile industry and several other sectors. The company exports to over 70 countries worldwide and promotes its products via architects, retailers, distributors, contractors and end-users. Its product range includes tools, entrance matting and finishing profiles such as edge protectors, expansion joints, LED solutions and much more.

Sales director Michael Gadney says: “Working with and supporting TTA is imperative for us to continue improving, modernising and supporting the tile industry, as well as taking care of its members at all levels. These are traits that mirror our own company, so we are very pleased to sponsor this wonderful event.”

JACKOBOARD from JACKON by BEWI is the leading UK brand of polystyrene-based construction boards and tile backboards for wet rooms and showers, as well as other associated products for the tiling industry.

The company offers a broad range of innovative products for environmentally friendly and sustainable thermal insulation solutions used in construction projects.

“We have built up close collaboration with our customers through the ongoing improvement of our products and the continual development of innovative solutions. Today we rank amongst the most innovative companies in the industry,” JACKOBOARD says.

When planning a new bathroom or modernising old bathrooms, ideas can be implemented easily and safely with the JACKOBOARD construction board system. When it comes to walls and floor structures, partition walls, shelves, washstands, floor-level showers, tub solutions or special furniture ideas, JACKOBOARD offers a durable high product quality solution for every idea.

The boards are moisture resistant, waterproof, thermally insulating, lightweight and very strong. If you’re in the market for a construction board that has superior insulation properties, extruded polystyrene foam is the material you want.

Extruded polystyrene foam is an environmentally friendly material that can be recycled or reused. Polystyrene boards can be used again and again, making them a sustainable choice for construction projects.

Sponsorship of TTA Awards, with its explicit support for excellence, achievement and innovation, fits very well with JACKON by BEWI’s brand aspirations, and the company is delighted to be associated with them once again.

Mapei (UK):
Mapei is delighted to continue to support the TTA Awards as a Gold Sponsor of the 2023 event, which recognises the best in the wall and floor tiling industry.

A world-leading manufacturer of adhesives and chemical products for the construction industry, Mapei brings over 85 years’ experience to the sector. In the UK, it continues to experience consistent growth and has recently expanded and strengthened its presence, acquiring a second site in the North West.

Mapei’s product ranges for tile and stone installations include complete quality systems for all types of projects. Substrate preparation and adhesives that make up the range are manufactured and distributed from Mapei’s state-of-the-art UK plant, in Halesowen in the West Midlands, to an extensive UK customer base of retailers and distributors.

The range also includes coloured grouts and sealants in a spectrum of shades – ideal for design-led projects – and UltraCare protection and maintenance products.

Mapei places significant emphasis on research and design, investing significantly year-on-year to bring the most technically advanced and sustainable system solutions to the market. Mapei’s investment in sustainable products and practices dates back to the 1970s.

The company’s UK training facility – Mapei Academy – provides practical and theoretical courses for contractors, installers, distributors and specifiers. As a partner in construction, Mapei assists from project start to finish and its renowned technical services department offers guidance and on-site support nationwide. It also has a dedicated specification centre in Clerkenwell – Mapei World London City.

Palace Chemicals:
Palace Chemicals is a leading independent manufacturer of building, construction & DIY products, as it has been for more than 44 years.

Established in 1978 in Speke, Liverpool, its ongoing commitment to technology and development has enabled it to bring to market an extensive range of flooring, tiling & DIY products.
All Palace products are manufactured at its advanced high-volume and automated manufacturing facility. This ensures readily available, high quality products across all ranges within its portfolio, alongside service and logistical support.

Palace Chemicals, which is also the UK Manufacturing Licensee for LATICRETE’s adhesives, grouts and waterproofing products, has built its reputation on high quality products at competitive market prices. With its well-established infrastructure and in-house expertise, it’s well placed to remain at the cutting edge in the advances of tiling, adhesives and construction as the industry continues to develop.

Charles Clapham, MD of Palace Chemicals says: “As with previous years, we are proud to sponsor the 2023 TTA Awards to not only showcase the fantastic projects that go on in the UK, but also to recognise the hardworking and very talented tilers in the industry. We look forward to a great evening and would like to wish all nominees the best of luck in each category”

Polyfab Coatings & Systems (PCS):
PCS is a UK based manufacturer of high-performance construction products that are thermally insulating, lightweight and waterproof.

Deltaboard thermal construction boards and Delta Tray tileable shower floor formers form part of PCS’ range of products, offering high-performance for the lining and overlaying of subfloors and walls prior to the application of tiles, plaster and flexible render coatings.

PCS products offer effective and durable solutions, designed to enhance performance, and reduce construction time of your project.

Designing or developing a residential project, hotel complex, spa resort or private home? The PCS technical team can advise from the outset. Detailed CAD drawings, bespoke manufacturing and short lead times are all part of its services.

The PCS product range includes: tile backer boards, construction boards, shower tray formers, flexi board, wall niches, wedge board, tileable seating profiles, wellness spa pods, and more.

PCS is committed to reducing energy costs associated with construction. Installing PCS products will help to lower your carbon footprint, a concern that affects all of us.

“PCS are delighted, once again, to be gold sponsors for 2023. The TTA Awards is a symbol of excellence and is a key event in celebrating success and achievement within the industry,” says Nicollé Mullarkey, customer service manager.

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