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August 2020

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The Flooring Show announces new dates

The Flooring Show, the UK’s biggest national flooring event, has announced that it is moving dates to 28 February-2 March 2021 at Yorkshire Event Centre (YEC) in Harrogate.The government recently announced the reopening of exhibition centres from 1 October 2020. However, prior to the announcement, the organisers had already concluded ...

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CFJ EXCLUSIVE Part 1 of our investigation into how Covid-19 hit the flooring industry

It helps, if you’re in a war, to be able to see ...

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Designer Contracts moves to new HQ

THE UK’s largest flooring contractor, Designer Contracts has moved into new headquarters, ...

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Owing to the coronavirus crisis, the CFJ/CFA Awards has been postponed and ...

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Confessions of a carpet fitter

This month, CFJ talks to Brian King about some of the hilarious incidents that haven’t made it into his monthly column. WHEN his boss emigrated to Canada, Brian King was just 19. It was during ...

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Installation of the month

Refurb completed at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

THE County Kildare offices of Hewlett Packard Enterprise have been fitted with carpet tiles and LVT from IVC Commercial, which describes itself as the world’s fastest-growing flooring company. IVC Commercial’s Academic View carpet tile from the Art Exposure collection has ...

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With an eye on your marketing challenges

Kay describes some of the marketing challenges facing companies in the contract flooring business, as our industry emerges into the post-Covid-19 world.

IT’s been a tough time for the UK flooring sector, no doubt about that.

As the lockdown forced by the pandemic has eased, all companies should be working hard to keep in touch with and retain their existing customer base. Whether that consists of architects and specifiers, tradesmen,...

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Contractor profiles

Embracing the new provides a superior service

CFJ talks to Chris Knight, commercial director at Tyrrell Flooring, about the evolution and tradition of one of London’s oldest flooring contractors by David Strydom.

IF you’re going to celebrate a significant birthday, as Tyrrell Flooring is doing, you might as well do so in a year nobody will forget. And there’s no chance anybody is going to forget 2020 in a hurry.
At 60, the company, founded in Hackney in 1960 by Ron Tyrrell, is one of the...

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Point of view

Make your website work for you

WHETHER or not we like it, Google rules the roost when it comes to finding what we want. The first thing we all say when we want to know the answer to any question is ‘Google it!’

So, if your website doesn’t comply with Google’s ‘rules’, it’s all too easy for your website to stop earning its keep and in some cases it’s all too easy for it to become an expensive waste of time.
If that sounds harsh then think of it this way, when was the last...

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Help and advice

Coronavirus and the business interruption insurance debate

The growing number of refused claims for business interruption (BI) cover is leading to calls for government intervention, according to Susan.

THE government-imposed lockdown has come with a price, as businesses have lost their entire business revenue overnight due to the strict measures.

Planning for such eventualities included adding business interruption (BI) cover to already expensive business insurance, safe in the knowledge that when...

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