TTA announces finalists for Awards 2016

The TTA is pleased to announce the finalists for all but three of the categories in the TTA Awards 2016.

Faced with a large field of entries which were of a universally very high quality, the judges this year had a particularly tough job to select finalists in each category. But after a lot of hard work and very careful scrutiny of all the entries, the finalists’ names are now in the spotlight.

The three categories for which the finalists are yet to be announced are the public vote categories – Wall Tile of the Year, Floor Tile of the Year and Fixer of the Year. These will also be announced very soon.

The gala Awards Night itself – at which the winners in all categories will be announced – is to be held on Saturday 14th May in an evening of celebration and entertainment at St John’s Hotel and Conference Centre in Solihull.

Tickets to attend the Awards are still available. Single places cost £160 + VAT, while tables for ten are also available and these cost £1,440 + VAT. You can book by telephoning 0300 365 8453, or email awards(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)tile.org.uk. For up to the minute info, follow the Awards Twitter feed @ttaawards.

There is also a Golf Day being held the same day at The Belfry, just a short distance away from the Awards venue. Email info(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)tile.org.uk to book places, which cost £67.50 per person (incl VAT). All the prizes for the day are sponsored by Mapei.

This year’s Gold sponsors include: Bellota Herramientas SAU, N&C Nicobond, Norcros Adhesives and Shackerley (Holdings) Group Ltd. Silver sponsors are Lithofin and Mapei, while the Stage sponsor is FILA Solutions.

The TTA wishes to express its gratitude to all who entered the Awards this year, and congratulations to the finalists, who are listed below:

Excellence in Tile Contracting
Avantgarde Tiling Ltd
Stortford Tiling & Marble Ltd
Trainor Stone & Tile Ltd

Best Use of Tile in the Leisure/Hospitality Sector
Avantgarde Tiling Ltd – Freemasons’ Hall
Craven Dunnill Jackfield Ltd – Blues Kitchen, Brixton
Elite Tiling Ltd – Elephant & Castle Leisure Centre
Geraghty Tiling – Taymouth Castle Bathrooms
Great Northern Tiling Co Ltd – Hotel Indigo, York
Parkside Tiles – Nando’s, Rugby

Employee of the Year
Chris Myatt, Mapei (UK) Ltd
James Hardie, Harrison Contract Tiling Ltd
Kelly Carolan, Stortford Tiling & Marble Ltd
Martin Ballard, FILA Industria Chimica SPA

Trainee of the Year
Bethan Poole, Norcros Adhesives
Billy Davies, Stafford Tiles & Flooring Solutions Ltd
Hannah Bamford, Tilemaster Adhesives Ltd
Excellence in Tile Distribution
Craven Dunnill & Co Ltd
N&C Nicobond

Excellence in Multiple Retailing
N&C Tiles and Bathrooms
Tile Choice
Excellence in Marketing
Instarmac Group plc
Larsen Building Products Ltd
Laticrete UK Ltd
Saint-Gobain Weber
Tile Choice

Best Use of Tile in a Domestic Environment
Arrow Tiling Ltd – Cygnet House
Building Adhesives Ltd – Haler Barns
East Midlands Ceramics – Victorian House, Nottingham
Parkside Tiles – St Tropez
Stone & Ceramic Ltd – 4 Cowley Street
WB Simpson & Sons Ltd – Pavilion and Pool Hall

Best use of Tile in a Commercial Contract
Armatile – St Patrick’s Church, Donaghmore
Johnson Tiles – Burntwood School
Reed Harris – Merkel International
Shackerley (Holdings) Group Ltd – Kew Bridge West
Tilestyle Ltd – Dublin Airport
Trainor Stone and Tile Ltd – Harvey Nichols, The Mailbox

Trainee Tile Fixer of the Year
Armondas Tamulis, Denver Pearson Tiling/Southern Regional College NI
Daniel Griffin, Harrison Contract Tiling Ltd
Jack Radford, East Midlands Ceramics Ltd
Kieran Magee, Southern Regional College, NI
Kieran Milnes, Leeds College of Building

Excellence in Manufacturing
Armatile
Bellota Herramientas
Craven Dunnill Jackfield Ltd
N&C Nicobond

Excellence in Independent Retailing
Armatile
Stafford Tiles and Flooring Solutions Ltd
TileStyle Ltd
Trimtraders Ltd

Best Innovation
ARDEX UK Ltd – ARDEX A 950
Building Adhesives Ltd – BAL Level Max
Saint Gobain Weber – EASY
Uzin Ltd – X-Change
Warmup plc – Warmup 4iE

Best Environmental Initiative
Building Adhesives Ltd
Instarmac Group
Norcros Adhesives