The Resin Mill makes top 100 list for the fastest growing companies in the UK

FeRFA member and specialist resin bound supplier, The Resin Mill, has been ranked 56th in The Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100, a league table that ranks Britain’s 100 private companies with the fastest-growing sales over their last three years.

FeRFA member and specialist resin bound supplier, The Resin Mill, has been ranked 56th in The Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100, a league table that ranks Britain’s 100 private companies with the fastest-growing sales over their last three years. The league table is compiled by Fast Track and published in The Sunday Times each December, with an awards ceremony at the Branson family home in May next year.

Scott Haley, Operations Director states: ‘It came as a complete surprise that we would be included in this years fast track 100 but we are delighted that we made the list. All the hard work of our staff over the last few years had helped push the company to where it is today and I couldn’t be prouder of our achievements. Our future couldn’t look brighter and as we look forward into expanding the company and taking on more employees it should help our thriving local economy. This is an exciting time for us all.’

The Resin Mill was founded by Jason Wainwright and Scott Haley in 2015 and specialises in supplying quality resin bound materials to contractors, councils and multi-national companies all over the UK. Their School of Resin training academy leads the way in educating newcomers to the industry.

SIKA FLOORING SOLUTION LAYS FOUNDATION FOR SUCCESS AT THIS YEAR’S FERFA AWARDS

A high-profile project, for which Sika supplied the quality flooring solution, has collected a prized industry accolade.

Sika, in collaboration with Zircon Flooring, achieved a ‘Highly Commended’ status in the Large Commercial Project of the Year category at this year’s FeRFA resin flooring association awards. The triumph commemorated the companies’ joint delivery of a super-flat, seamless floor refurbishment at ITV’s Leeds-based studio where the popular soap Emmerdale is filmed.

Pete Hollingworth at Sika said: “What fantastic news. The ITV project was a model collaborative effort between Sika and Zircon Flooring. To have our efforts recognised at the FeRFA awards, which celebrate the very finest in resin flooring, is a tribute to the expertise and diligence of all those involved. We were up against strong competition from entrants across the UK in the large commercial category, which makes our Highly Commended award particularly noteworthy.”

The FeRFA awards celebrate the workmanship, diversity, innovation and commitment to quality and training shown by its 130-plus members. This year’s winners were announced at a ceremony in Nottingham, which also commemorated FeRFA’s 50th year as the ‘voice of the resin industry’.

For the ITV studio floor refurbishment, Zircon installed Sikafloor® MultiDur ES-24 ECF across a 788m2 surface area. A proven system for TV studio/media projects on account of its protective, electrostatic conductive self-smoothing properties, Sikafloor® MultiDur ES-24 ECF ensured the new surface achieved the required floor tolerance of +/- 1mm over a 3-metre straight edge, which is a requirement for HD and the new 4K filming.

Pete at Sika added: “Sika’s culture of innovation also deserves credit for this latest FeRFA award. It means we have a product-based solution to suit a range of complex flooring requirements.”


Individuals  on the picture from left to right:
Mark Spowage (CEO FeRFA),
Harald Maul from Dorfner (Sponsor)
Jami from Innoveo (Sponsor).
Murray MacQueen (Sika)
Tony Ledger (Zircon Flooring)
Keelan Draper  (Zircon Flooring)
Stewart Draper (Zircon Flooring)
Bill Woodham (Sika Ltd)
Reverend Richard Coles (Event Host)

John Holmes wins FeRFA Award

John Holmes, MD of Reprotec Group, has won the prestigious award for ‘Outstanding Contribution’ to FeRFA (Federation of Resin Flooring Association), the national body representing the Resin Flooring sector.

John was presented with his award at a glittering ceremony held in Nottingham on Friday 29 November and it was made extra special in that FeRFA was also celebrating its 50 Anniversary!

Reprotec was established in 1988 and John’s involvement with FeRFA spans more than 20 years.  John working alongside a select band of Industry experts, John was instrumental in bringing together manufacturers and contractors to introduce technical quality standards and to design the training, validation and implementation of the very first NVQ Level 2 Resin Flooring Apprenticeship qualifications. 

He has been a driving force for technological advancement and expansion of the range of qualifications in the resin flooring industry via FeRFA and by leading the way in best practice.

John said: “I am proud of the fact that back in 2007 five of our employees gained the very first NVQ Level-2 qualification and were part of the first cohort of 19 to do so nationally, and that those same employees continue to work at Reprotec today and have progressed in their careers.  More recently, one of the original cohort achieved NVQ Level 6 through the FeRFA Contracts Management Pilot-Scheme.  He is now ‘Head of Operations’ and an excellent role-model for advancement within the Industry.” It is no surprise that Reprotec has held ‘Investor in People’ award since 2006.

John’s philosophy is not to ‘sell’ services and products, but to ‘educate’ customers about resin applications and as part of this, his other passion of environmental sustainability was acknowledged by the award.  This includes working with reputable suppliers to promote environmentally sustainable products in line with all standards and integrating his ‘Green Theme’ throughout his company. His environmentally sustainable conscience and continual improvements are at the forefront of his passion for Resin Flooring, opening up opportunities within new market sectors.

John said: “It’s been a great year.  We started the year by winning NEPIC ‘SME of the Year 2019’ and ended the year with the FeRFA ‘Outstanding Contribution’ Award. It is a privilege to gain awards however to be recognised by ones’ peers within your own profession makes it extra special. I am delighted to accept the award but behind every achievement there is a team effort, and I would like to thank Team Reprotec for their hard work and support.”

SIKA ‘NEXT LEVEL’ HYBRID SCREED IN LINE FOR REVERED INDUSTRY AWARD

Sika Schönox HS 50, Sika’s innovative hybrid levelling screed, has been shortlisted for a coveted industry award.

The low-stress compound, which is ready for vinyl application in just 48-hours, is among finalists in this year’s Tomorrow’s Contract Floors Awards.  The contest celebrates the most innovative products and services in the flooring industry. Sika Schönox HS 50 has been shortlisted, with the winner being decided by an online vote which opens in January.

 Pete Hollingworth, Business Unit Manager at Sika Flooring, said: “This is extremely exciting news about a very exciting product. Schönox HS 50 represents genuine innovation. It speeds-up the flooring process without compromising quality. We believe our product is ‘next level’ as far as floor technology is concerned; the judges of this revered industry award would appear to agree. We are very proud to hear of its nomination.”

Containing Patented Active Dry Technology, Schönox HS 50 combines the flow-ability and surface finish of a calcium sulphate screed whilst possessing the rapid-curing properties of cement-based systems. Largely unaffected by humidity and temperature, Sika Schönox HS-50 allows for applications in the summer and winter months without curing issues.

In terms of industry accreditation, Schönox HS 50 is marked as EC 1PLUS R and fulfils the Blue Angel criteria for its environmentally-friendly credentials. It is also classified to EN 13813 as CA-C35-F10.