World Skills London

When: 5–8 October, Where: ExCeL London

Tile Association

With over 750 members, the Tile Association represents the whole of the UK wall and floor tile industry.

Going for Gold at WorldSkills 2011

The world‟s largest international skills competition comes to London next month, and the tile industry will be making its presence felt. Among the 43 Team UK Competitors is Northern Irish tiler Ian McMahon, who will be keen to add to the three gold medals he has won in the Northern Ireland SkillBuild competition. The Tile Association will also be present at the event, showing their support to Ian, and providing the 150,000 visitors expected to attend the event with a taste of tiling in TTA's "Have a Go‟ area.

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Harry Wins Gold at Skillbuild Final

The Skillbuild 2011 National Final took place from the 14th to 16th September at Leeds College of Building, with the College’s own Harry Coyle taking 1st place in the Wall & Floor Tiling category.

The competitors tackled a competition piece which incorporated the laying of a simulated sand/cement screed and tiling a wall with a themed design based on the white rose of Yorkshire. Using materials donated by Johnson Tiles and Building Adhesives Ltd, they faced the challenge of only being able to cut their tiles by using a manual tile cutter and nippers.

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