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CFA takes flight with new pilots

DAVID Hibbert, sales director of F Ball and Co, has been appointed president of the CFA. He succeeds outgoing president, Tony Mathé of Hillside Contracts. Garry Bateman of Forbo Flooring UK takes over the role of vice president, which David previously held, and John Butler of John Butler Contracts was reappointed treasurer. The appointments were announced at the CFA AGM held on 24 May at the Brooklands Museum in Weybridge, Surrey.
This is the second time David Hibbert has been elected as president, which carries...


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Where there’s a problem...
Everybody in the flooring industry has at least one problem they need solving. It’s time to start providing them with solutions. One thing I’ve noticed about the flooring industry, and, in fact, every industry of which I’ve been part, is that regardless how knowledgeable people are about their sector, they’ll always have a question about something, a problem that needs a resolution, or perhaps just additional information they need to illuminate an issue. Read more...

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Specialist contractors need more help

For bigger firms, late payment isn’t usually a problem. But many specialist contractors are small businesses. At StreetwiseSubbie, the single biggest issue we advise and support specialist contractors with is non-, late or reduced payment. That’s been the case since we established the organisation back in 2008 and it’s exactly the same today. It’s no surprise to any of our team when they receive a call from one of our members, or a specialist contractor looking for help, that they’re struggling to pay their...

 CFA COMMENT
The shape we’re in

Richard Catt says the CFA is well-placed to lead positive change in the sector as it continues to support its quality supply chain of members. There may be challenges but the industry is generally in very good shape, with
growth predicted. I was recently
interviewed for a feature article
about the CFA in a member’s...

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Altro flooring and wall-cladding products have been used top-to-bottom in the £18m refurbishment of one of Newcastle’s most striking landmarks, the 11-storey Parsons Tower, which is part of Newcastle College. The ‘60s tower block is one of the first buildings to be seen when approaching Newcastle by road or rail. The recent refurbishment has given the building a striking contemporary gold and blue facade, as well as a new lease of life internally. Read more

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