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Rev Richard Coles to host 2021 CFJ/CFA Awards

Rev Richard Coles has been announced as the presenter of the CFJ/CFA Awards 2021 to be held at Coombe Abbey on Friday 3 September.Coles is a priest of the Church of England and Vicar of Finedon in Northamptonshire, where two of his ancestors were vicars in the 17th century (the ...

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2021 Specifier's Guide to Flooring launched

Kick-Start Publishing has launched the 2021 version of its much-vaunted Specifier’s Guide ...

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CFJLIVE: Safety flooring next up in new online workshop

CFJLIVE presents Safety Flooring featuring IVC and Tarkett at 1pm 3 November. ...

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CFJ/CFA Awards 2020: all the winners

History was made at 12.30pm on Friday 11 September this year when ...

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ENTRIES have officially opened for the CFJ/CFA Awards 2021, to be held at Coombe Abbey in September. Because installations have undoubtedly been affected by Covid-19, CFJ has this year decided to extend the timescale for ...

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Installation of the month

Floors for paws

FROM traversing the aisles of retail outlets to sleeping soundly on the floors of local pubs and cafés, there’s no denying the influx of furry, four-legged patrons in commercial environments. According to the PDSA, 49% of UK adults own a ...

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Find new opportunities at the Academy

FOR anyone looking to begin their flooring career in a manner that ensures the basis of good practice throughout their time in the industry, the Academy for Excellence in Flooring’s Foundation Installer courses are said to be ideal.

Available for LVT (one-day) and laminate and wood (two-days), Foundation Installer courses are designed to give entrants into the industry a firm footing. Covering the basics of correct flooring installation,...

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Contractor profiles

The inspiration for perspiration

Business is 90% perspiration and 10% inspiration Jane Walker, managing director of flooring contractor, 2Install, tells CFJ.

JANE Walker, managing director of flooring contractor, 2Install, based in Paisley, just five miles from Glasgow city centre, is a businesswoman who keeps her ear close to the ground as she maintains a willingness to adapt to, and meet, the needs of the market.

In her years in the trade, she’s made a point of proactively...

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The three essentials to entitlement

MAX Abrahamson (29 October 1932 – 7 October 2018) was an Irish lawyer, internationally recognised as an expert in construction law, and eminent construction arbitrator, once said that specialist contractors only need three things to secure your entitlements:

Whether it’s recovering the true cost of variations, stopping the contractor from setting off money from your account, or getting paid for delays, you must be...

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Help and advice

PR or advertising – which works better?

In order to build trust with customers, it’s important for businesses to communicate clearly with their target audience, which can be done through PR, advertising or a combination. Matthew Long discusses the options.

THERE are a range of platforms and techniques available to the modern marketer, whether it’s social media campaigns or traditional press releases, but everything falls into the category of PR or advertising.

The principal...

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Quality is the key

As Hamish takes over from Garry Bateman as president of the CFA, he plans to make a focus on quality the theme of his tenure.

I’M delighted and very ...

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