FeRFA E-Newsletter August 2018

IN THIS ISSUE

FeRFA AGM & AWARDS DINNER EVENT - Submit your entries by 12 October!
TRAINING - Sign up for our next apprenticeship course starting 26/27 Sept!
MARKET SURVEYS - Complete our member manufacturer and contractor surveys
ASSOCIATE SPOTLIGHT - This month we look at Tramex and VI Distribution
FeRFA's RECYCLING SCHEME - Are you taking part?
FeRFA MEMBER BENEFITS - Cobra’s bespoke insurance service plus H&S advice and Business Shield from Stallard Kane & Associates
OTHER NEWS - Latest news from the Industry
MEETINGS, SEMINARS & EXHIBITIONS 2018 - Dates for your diary
MEMBERS NEWS - News stories from FeRFA members

FeRFA AGM & AWARDS DINNER EVENT

SUBMIT YOUR ENTRIES BY 12 OCTOBER & JOIN US AT THE RESIN FLOORING INDUSTRY'S EVENT OF THE YEAR!

The AGM and Awards Dinner provide the ideal opportunity to meet with colleagues old and new, and network over afternoon tea and dinner in convivial surroundings. You will find out what’s happening in the industry and to hear about the latest benefits and services available to FeRFA members.

FRIDAY 23 NOVEMBER 2018
St Johns Hotel, Solihull, Birmingham B91 1AT

Situated in the charming West Midlands town of Solihull and within walking distance of the town centre, this stylish hotel offers superb conference facilities and an excellent leisure complex with pool, sauna and gym.

FeRFA has negotiated a special rate (payment on booking, non-refundable) at the St Johns Hotel of £109 + VAT per double room and £99 + VAT per single room. Please book before 1 October for this rate calling the St Johns direct on 0121 711 3000, quoting FeRFA Awards when booking.

Thank you to our Sponsors of this year’s event:

Altro
Conica
Preparation Group
Remmers

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The FeRFA AGM and Council elections will commence at 3pm; this will be a short formal meeting and will include plans for 2019 and details of the latest benefits and services available to FeRFA members.

There is no cost to attend the AGM but booking is essential, please complete this booking form.

KYRAN BRACKEN CONFIRMED TO HOST 2018 AWARDS DINNER

The FeRFA Awards Dinner will be a glittering event in the Park Suite and an ideal opportunity to entertain customers, reward staff or enjoy a pre-Christmas get together with friends.

Our host for the Awards evening is former England rugby player Kyran Bracken.
Kyran played rugby for England for 10 years, gaining 50 caps. After retiring Kyran swapped his rugby shirt for all-in-one lycra and agreed to appear on ITV’s Dancing on Ice. He went on to win the contest. The spray tan and sparkly outfits clearly made their mark – Kyran’s passion for ice skating continues. But he’s also stayed close to rugby as a coach at Leicester.

The 2018 FeRFA Best Practice Awards will be presented after dinner and we will be honouring this year’s Apprentice Graduates with the presentation of their NVQ diplomas and certificates. FeRFA graduation is supported by CITB.

You can then dance the evening away or enjoy a drink in the Park Suite Bar.

The cost for the dinner is £75 (plus VAT) with discounts available for tables of 10+.
Dress: Black Tie

If you would like to attend the AGM and/or the Awards Dinner, please complete this booking form and email to secretariat@ferfa.org.uk.

 

FeRFA BEST PRACTICE AWARDS 2018

FeRFA’s Annual Awards will be presented at the event dinner and this is the time of year when we ask you to start thinking about your entries and gathering the information to put forward in the following categories:

LARGE COMMERCIAL PROJECT OF THE YEAR
(awarded jointly to a FeRFA Manufacturer & Contractor)
sponsored by Stallard Kane Associates
SMALL COMMERCIAL PROJECT OF THE YEAR
(awarded jointly to a FeRFA Manufacturer & Contractor)
sponsored by Innoveo
Innoveo
SMALL INDUSTRIAL PROJECT OF THE YEAR
(awarded jointly to a FeRFA Manufacturer & Contractor)
sponsored by Boud Minerals
SKA Logo
LARGE INDUSTRIAL PROJECT OF THE YEAR
(awarded jointly to a FeRFA Manufacturer & Contractor)
sponsored by ACO Building Drainage

 

NEW FOR 2018 - INNOVATION AWARD

This year we have a new award category which is open to all members of FeRFA (Manufacturers, Contractors and Associates).

The Innovation Award will be judged on a company’s success through the introduction of an innovative product, process or step which has delivered business improvement and/or technological step change.

INNOVATION AWARD
(open to all member categories)
sponsored by Cobra Insurance Brokers

Read our hints and tips on submitting an entry here!

Download your entry form(s) by clicking on the individual Award title above and post TWO copies of your submission to FeRFA, PO Box 3716, Stone, Staffs ST15 9EU for the attention of Becky Hadley.

We would also welcome electronic copies of any photographs you are submitting for use during the marketing and promotion of the Awards. These can be emailed to secretariat@ferfa.org.uk

The closing date for entries is Friday 12 October.

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEXT APPRENTICESHIP START DATE

NEW APPRENTICESHIPS STARTS 26-27 SEPTEMBER 2018

FeRFA will be starting two new Apprenticeships in Resin Flooring and Surface Preparation on 26-27 September 2018 at the Ibis Hotel in Rugby.

The two-year scheme will lead to an NVQ Level 2 Diploma and the scheme is fully grant funded for CITB registered employers. The current CITB funding for specialist apprenticeship schemes is very advantageous to employers, so this may be a good opportunity to put a candidate forward and enable you to recoup CITB levy payments for training. More details on the scheme are available here.

To pre-register for this scheme please download this candidate enrolment form and send back to FeRFA.

If you wish to enrol an apprentice or have any other queries about the schemes on offer and their benefits, please call FeRFA on 07484 075254 or email secretariat@ferfa.org.uk.

MARKET SURVEYS 2017

Complete Our Manufacturer and Contractor Surveys!

FeRFA Members can now take part in our manufacturer and contractor surveys for the year 2017. Any information you provide will assist in producing useful information which will help FeRFA and you with future planning.

The full results of the market survey will only be available to FeRFA Manufacturers and Contractors who take part in the survey.

Click the links below to view the surveys:

Manufacturers

Contractors

ASSOCIATE SPOTLIGHT

VI Distribution Ltd

We specialise in stocking products for the application of liquid coating systems for the flooring and roofing industries along with consumables and tools required by concrete repair contractors and other associated industries. We also stock a vast range of industrial supplies inlcluding PPE, Hand Tools, Workwear, Janitorial Products and Power Tools. This makes us the single supply solution for all your consumable needs. Reducing your overall carriage charges, administration costs and time when dealing with multiple suppliers.

01270 750520

www.vidistribution.co.uk

Unit 7 Springvale Business Centre Millbuck Way Sandbach Cheshire CW11 4XN


FeRFA's RECYCLING SCHEME

ARE YOU TAKING PART?

If you are not already submitting your recycling data in 2018 please start doing this now to qualify for the recycling logo within your FeRFA website entry.

It is easy to do using the datasheet (if not using Reconomy) – only two figures are needed per month – total weight collected and total weight recycled or recovered. This is information that should be provided by your waste collector. If it isn’t then ask them why not. The spreadsheet includes a graph, automatically generated from your figures – which you can show to prospective clients.

More details on the recycling initiative are here. You can also read Reconomy’s brochure here.

DISCOVER THE BENEFITS OF USING THE RECONOMY PORTAL TO MANAGE YOUR CONSTRUCTION WASTE

Did you know that the Reconomy Portal will give you round-the-clock access to your key waste documentation and data – across all your construction sites? We would like to show you how to gain:

  • control over the waste streams generated on each construction site you manage
  • the ability to create detailed reports on your waste management with ease.

By giving you an in-depth insight into the handling of waste across all your building sites, with dynamically updated information, the Reconomy Portal offers an unrivalled opportunity to gain control over your waste management.

Arrange a free Reconomy Portal demonstration today:  Click here or Call – 0800 834 133

FeRFA’S PARTNERS IN THIS SCHEME:

  • Reconomy, can assist you to reduce your total waste management costs, increase your landfill diversion, ensure compliance, under current Environment Agency legislation, maintain consistency and best practice across all sites and back-office functions. Contact 0800 834 133 / 01952 211790
    To see Reconomy’s National Rates for FeRFA members please click on this link.
  • If you are a manufacturer, Protech Plastics Containers can supply containers in various sizes to suit your product range, which are now produced from 40% recycled material. Call Protech on 01827 314615.

FeRFA MEMBER BENEFITS

COBRA's BESPOKE INSURANCE SERVICE

COBRA’s BESPOKE INSURANCE SERVICE

Cobra Insurance Brokers have partnered with FeRFA for over 10 years, gaining specialist knowledge and an understanding of the protection needed for the resin flooring industry. The new website, designed specifically to support FeRFA members and their business activity is now available at www.ferfainsurance.co.uk. The website covers all aspects of insurance, risk management and guarantees, as well as a client login portal where you can view your policy documents. FeRFA Members can also request free access to a vast library of resource material.

Cobra offer a free insurance health check plus no obligation quotes. Howard Collins can be reached on 07775 888933 or emailed at howard.collins@cobrainsurance.co.uk or visit the website.

 

H&S ADVICE AND BUSINESS SHIELD FROM STALLARD KANE ASSOCIATES

H&S UPDATE PLUS BUSINESS SHIELD FROM STALLARD KANE ASSOCIATES

Stallard Kane Associates Ltd provide a support service to SMEs for both Health & Safety and Employment Law. FeRFA members can access its services for free via the Business Shield – detailed below.

In this edition, Stallard Kane look at requesting annual leave and the management of sub-contractors.

Read Stallard Kane’s Latest Business Shield article here.

BUSINESS SHIELD – free to FeRFA members and ensures you are always up to date! 

SKA understands that busy management teams don’t always have the time to keep up-to-date with changes in workplace legislation and health and safety policies, which is why FeRFA has supplied FeRFA Business Shield as a key member benefit

All FeRFA members have FREE access to the Business Shield service giving you:

  • FREE access to the FeRFA Business Shield online portal
  • FREE and unlimited use of the 24hr hotline
  • FREE one hour review of your daily activity and associated risks
  • FREE one hour review of your existing employment contracts

Further details on the service are available in the brochure here.

All FeRFA members are supplied with a unique username and password for the FeRFA Business Shield and can speak to an advisor to answer any queries that you may have regarding the service.

In the meantime, members can access the advice line on 0345 076 6485.

The dedicated FeRFA Business Shield Account Manager is Barry Nicol, please call him on 07854 938693 for more details.

OTHER NEWS

HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE FUTURE OF APPRENTICESHIP GRANTS

Did you know that CITB distributed £75 million in apprenticeship grants between January 2017 and March 2018?

This considerable financial support, funded by the CITB Levy, enabled over 10,000 construction employers to train nearly 30,000 apprentices across Great Britain.

But the industry still needs skilled workers. CITB research shows that as many as 158,000 construction jobs will be created between now and 2022.

CITB recently committed to undertake a full review of apprenticeship grants and they are engaging with stakeholders to gather their views.

CITB staff have been meeting groups of employers and Federations to discuss how apprenticeships should be supported by the Grants Scheme in the future. Feedback gathered from businesses of all sizes is helping inform our discussions and will be considered when any decisions are made.

In addition to these meetings, to ensure that a broad range of views are considered, we’re encouraging all those with an interest in apprenticeships to complete a brief Apprenticeship Grant Reform survey.

Read more

TAX GUIDANCE FOR BUILD UK MEMBERS - AUGUST 2018

FeRFA Contractor members can access the Construction Industry Joint Taxation Committee’s (JTC) monthly tax guidance newsletter as a key benefit of Build UK membership.

The August edition includes:

  • Making Tax Digital (MTD) – breakdown of MTD and confirmation of timings
  • Construction Industry Scheme
  • No change to PAYE code for flexible pension.

Read the newsletter here

MEETINGS, SEMINARS & EXHIBITIONS 2018

APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME DATES 2018

Resin 18 Assessment
Resin 19 MOD 13: Sep 4-6 at Sika, Welwyn Garden City
MOD 14: Oct 3-4 at Instarmac, Tamworth
Resin 20 MOD 12: Oct 17-18 at Arturo, Rugby
Resin 21 MOD 6-9: Sep 19-21 at DSA, Nottingham
MOD 10: Nov 6-7 at The Preparation Group, Lincoln
Prep 9 MOD 14: Sep 12-13 at The Preparation Group, Lincoln
Assessment
Prep 10 MOD 12: Oct 17-18 at The Preparation Group, Lincoln
MOD 13: Dec 5-6 at The Preparation Group, Lincoln
New Start MOD 1-3: Sep 26-27 at Ibis, Rugby

FeRFA MEETINGS AND EVENTS 2018

FeRFA Council Meeting: Sep 19
FeRFA AGM & Awards Dinner: Nov 23
FeRFA Resin Bound/Bonded Technical Sub Committee: Sep 11
FeRFA Technical Committee: Dec 5

INDUSTRY EXHIBITION DATES 2018

Hospitality Technology Innovation – ExCeL, London: 25-26 Sep

Members' News

New Resin System at Two Locations for Sheffield Manufacturers Gripple

Gripple is a world-leading manufacturer of wire joining, wire tensioning and wire suspension systems located here in Sheffield at the Old West Gun Works and Riverside. Gripple requested Monarch to refurbish the Old Gunworks factory.

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Monarch Flooring Services Limited

Dural To Host Open Day

Dural are holding an open day on Wednesday 15th November at their UK Headquarters. The event will take place between 10.30am and 2.30pm and everyone in the trade is welcome.

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Dural

Curzon Cinema, Oxford

A new Curzon venue was built in Oxford in 2018 within the Westgate Shopping Complex. Set over two floors, it incorporates five screens showcasing blockbuster, independent and international films as well as a bar and cafe.

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Arturo

Resin Bound Training Direct From Geveko Markings

Geveko Markings know resin and are devoted to creating the most efficient solutions that are right for their customers. As a UK manufacturer of resin bound and bonded paving systems there are few suppliers that can offer their customers the same level of support and expertise.

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Geveko Markings

KP Snacks – Technology Provides Perfect Finish

A nut processing and packing facility for KP Snacks spanning 8,500 square metres required a hygienic flooring system for one of its major production sites.

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Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings – EMEAI

IFT Contracted to Install Flooring at Highlands Distillery

IFT was contracted to install flooring at a new £15million distillery in the Highlands. The gin distillery is being constructed on a dilapidated farm complex on a private 50-acre site in Glenrinnes.

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Integrated Flooring Technologies

Sika’s Quality Waterproof Solution Puts Brake On Deteriorating Car Park Surface

Described as ‘dark and uninviting’, the underground car park at Dorset House in London was in need of urgent refurbishment to increase its user-friendly credentials.

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Sika Ltd

Ronacrete Supply Private Development

In Autumn 2014, Ronacrete was asked to propose screed materials for a re-waterproofing and re-paving project to the podium decks and plaza of a shopping centre, cinema and dining complex.

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Ronacrete Limited