FeRFA e-news Awards Special Edition 2015

MESSAGE FROM CEO

Congratulations to all the 2015 Best Practice  Award Winners and the 2015 Graduating Apprentices.  The FeRFA Awards Dinner was truly a night of celebration when we also had some special industry awards to announce.  Thank you to all of our members for supporting this event and many thanks to our sponsors, seminar presenters and exhibitors.  For more information, read below…

Helen McGachie, FeRFA CEO

IN THIS ISSUE

FeRFA BEST PRACTICE AWARDS 2015

We are delighted to announce the following winners of the FeRFA Awards 2015:

Small Industrial Project Winner

WINNER - SMALL INDUSTRIAL PROJECT of the Year

Sponsored by Huntsman Polyurethanes UK

CENTRAL FLOORING and ALTRO
for Gate Gourmet Heathrow

Ben Clarke (Central Flooring) Helen McGachie (FeRFA CEO) Peter Osborne (sponsor Huntsman Polyurethanes) Richard Jinks (Central Flooring and Fred MacAulay

WINNER - LARGE INDUSTRIAL PROJECT of the Year 

Sponsored by Huntsman Polyurethanes UK

IRL GROUP and SIKA
for Dove/Nestle

Helen McGachie (FeRFA CEO) Colin Price, Debbie Harrison and Mark Ollerenshaw, (IRL), Peter Osborne (sponsor Huntsman Polyurethanes) Mark Bushell (Sika) Stewart Jones (IRL) and Fred MacAulay
Large Industrial Project Winner
Highly Commended Large Industrial Project

LARGE INDUSTRIAL PROJECT - Highly Commended

ZIRCON FLOORING and SIKA
for GE Energy

Stewart Draper (Zircon) Helen McGachie (FeRFA CEO) Peter Osborne (sponsor Huntsman Polyurethanes) Tony Ledger (Zircon) Mark Bushell (Sika) and Fred MacAulay

WINNER - SMALL COMMERCIAL PROJECT of the Year

sponsored by Innoveo / Dorfner

SENSO and REMMERS UK
for Twickenham Studios

Ashley Palmer (Remmers UK) Helen McGachie (FeRFA CEO) Alex Dennis and Isobel Stewart (Senso) Emel Jami and Harald Maul (sponsor Innoveo / Dorfner) and Fred MacAulay

Small Commercial Project HC

SMALL COMMERCIAL PROJECT Highly Commended

Sponsored by  Innoveo / Dorfner

REPROTEC UK and ALTRO
for Newcastle Theatre Royal

John Holmes (Reprotec) Helen McGachie (FeRFA CEO) Harald Maul and Emel Jami (Innoveo / Dorfner) Nick Megson (Reprotec) and Fred MacAulay

WINNER - LARGE COMMERCIAL PROJECT of the year

Sponsored by Stallard Kane Associatess

ZENITH POLA and SIKA

Helen McGachie (FeRFA CEO) Andrea Hodgkiss, Kevin Hodgkiss, Jack Sant, Sue Cheshire (Zenith Pola) Jon Whitmore (Sika) Barry Nicol (Stallard Kane) and Fred MacAulay

Large Commerical Project 2015

Trainer of the Year 2015

WINNER - TRAINER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Sponsored by Cobra Insurance Brokers

COATECH LTD

Helen McGachie (FeRFA CEO) Emma Shufflebotham and Mathew Shufflebotham (Coatech) Howard Collins (sponsor Cobra Insurance) and Fred MacAulay

WINNER - FeRFA MEMBER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Protech Plastics Containers Ltd

IRL GROUP LTD

Colin Pice, Mark Ollerenshaw and Debbie Harrison (IRL Group) Helen McGachie (FeRFA CEO for sponsor Protech Plastics Containers) and Fred MacAulay
Member of the Year 2015

For more details on the FeRFA Awards – click on the link

Icon TrophySPECIAL AWARDS

Stewart Jones AwardFollowing the FeRFA Awards presentations some special presentations were made, the first of which was to the outgoing Chairman, Chris Orme, in recognition for his personal contribution and support to the development and running of FeRFA during the past two years. 

Second on to the stage was Bob Ramsey of Flo-Dek who this year celebrated 30 years in the industry.

The next award was to Stewart Jones of IRL Group as a thank you and retirement gift to a contractor member who has been a  great supporter of FeRFA for over 17 years and an active member of  council.  Starting in the industry as a Building Surveyor, moving into contracting to join the IRL Group where he became the Managing Director, Stewart led the company to successfully complete one of the largest polyurethane screeding projects and more recently the award winning Nestle project.  (Stewart is pictured right with Chris Orme, Helen McGachie and Fred MacAulay)

Jon Wright AwardThe final award of the evening was a special Industry Recognition Award to John Wright for his outstanding contribution to the industry over the last 50 years. 

Starting in the early 1960’s as a polymer technologist with ICI, this was the start of a successful career in the resin flooring industry.  Being of a technical mind, John focused his career on the formulation and development of resin flooring products, and setting up his own manufacturing business, Resdev based in Elland, which became a brand leader in the UK resin flooring market, as it is today. Becoming Chairman of FeRFA in 1998, followed by chairman of the Technical Committee, his commitment to the industry and technical expertise helped to produce guidance notes for the industry and set new technical standards for best practice.

(John is pictured left with Chris Orme, Helen McGachie and Fred MacAulay)

Certificate IconAPPRENTICES HONOURED AT FeRFA AWARDS

The highlight of this year’s awards ceremony was welcoming nine of this year’s successful apprentices on to the stage to collect their NVQ level 2 diplomas from Tim Blackman, CITB’s National Specialist Accredited Centre (NSAC) Manager, at the FeRFA Awards Dinner.

In congratulating the apprentices on their achievement, Tim Blackman acknowledged the commitment required from both the trainee and their employers over the two years.  He also applauded the progress FeRFA had made to develop qualifications for the resin flooring industry, working with the CITB to develop these and run the apprenticeship schemes. Since the pilot scheme in 2007, FeRFA has supported 78 learners through the 2 year programme, with a further 41 learners currently on the schemes. 

Apprentice Ceremony 2015

The following apprentices were at the ceremony to receive their awards (pictured above left to right):

Kenny Dickson (Orchid) Steve Lynass (Veitchi) Steve Dugan (Orchid) Geoff Goode, Wayne Goode and Shane Goode (IRL Group) Mark Hall (Preparation Group) Terry Foxley (FeRFA Trainer) Paul Walker (4m Floors UK) and Thomas Marvell (Central Flooring)

Terry Foxley and Stephen Walker, the FeRFA trainers and Helen McGachie (CEO) joined Tim Blackman and guest presenter Fred MacAulay to add their congratulations on their achievement.

Apprentices Pre Dinner

Stephen Walker (Surface Preparation Trainer) with Mark Hall, Kenny Dickson, Steve Dugan, Shane Goode, Geoff Goode and Wayne Goode
with Terry Foxley (Resin Flooring Trainer)

Tim Blackman with Tom M

Tim Blackman, NSAC Manager, CITB presents Tom Marvell with his apprenticeship certificate

Icon EaselThe FeRFA AGM & PRESENTATIONS

During the day, following a networking buffet lunch and exhibition the FeRFA Chairman, Chris Orme, welcomed members to the 45th Annual General Meeting held in the Woodlands Suite at the Belfry Hotel. FeRFA Chief Executive, Helen McGachie, presented an overview of the past year, and FeRFA’s plans for the next 12 months.   Training, qualification and raising quality standards remain at the core of FeRFA’s activities, which is increasing awareness of FeRFA and also attracting new members.

Following the formal business of the AGM there were presentations from:

  • Keith Stacey, CITB: Making the most of CITB Grants Schemes
  • Barry Nicol, Stallard Kane Associates: FeRFA Business Shield
  • Howard Collins, Cobra Insurance: Fee for Intervention
  • Brian Marshall, Reconomy UK:  Recycling & Waste Regulations
  • Bob Taylor, B&CE: The People’s Pension

The minutes of the FeRFA AGM and copies of presentations are available via the Members' Area of the website.
(If you have not visited the FeRFA Members' Area lately you may need a new password.)

Other News IconEXHIBITION

As well as enjoying an excellent lunch in the Woodlands Suite, delegates at the FeRFA meeting were able to visit the various exhibition stands in the conservatory. Taking part in the exhibition were:

Altro Floors
Arturo Uzin
B&CE People's Pension
Boud Minerals Ltd
CITB
Cobra Insurance Brokers
Component Developments
Conica
EPMS Supplies
Flowcrete
Huntsman
Husqvarna Construction Products
Innoveo / Dorfner
Mapei
Oceans ESU
Preparation Group
Protech Plastics Containers
Reconomy
Sika
Slip-Alert
SPE International
Stallard Kane Associates
Tekcem
VI Distribution

Click here for a contact list of all exhibitors.


Icon PeopleWITH THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

 

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