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Annual General Meeting - 12 August 2015
(Originally posted: Thursday 13th August 2015)

The NICF Annual General Meeting took place on 12 August 2015 at the FITA Training Centre, Loughborough.

Ian James, Steve Ramsden and Kevin Stephen were re-elected to serve a further term as Officers of the Institute.

New Council members elected were:

Ryan Evans
Darren Robinson of ARDEX UK Ltd
Trevor Smith
Lee Syles
Steve Whitehead

Council members re-elected to Council were:

Matthew Blackbourn
Dan Evans
Dennis Green
Adrian May
Mark Saunders

The full NICF Council is now:

Ian James - President
Steve Ramsden - Vice-President
Kevin Stephen - Honorary Treasurer
Matthew Blackbourn
Scott Carter-Dowding
Dan Evans
Ryan Evans
Dennis Green
Brian King
Adrian May
Darren Robinson
Mark Saunders
Trevor Smith
Lee Styles
Steve Whitehead
Matthew Yerrell

 


NICF announces partnership with Which? Trusted Trader Scheme
(Originally posted: Monday 18th May 2015)

NICF is delighted to announce that it has entered into partnership with the Which? Trusted Trader scheme.

NICF members will receive a discounted rate for membership of the scheme.

NICF President, Ian James, states:

“The collaboration between the NICF and Which? Trusted Traders Scheme enhances and compliments the aims of both organisations. The NICF brings technical expertise from a long established, highly regarded trade body within the domestic flooring market. Which? helps deliver this expertise through a recognised and trusted consumer brand. The end user simply gets greats service and a quality installation.”

Stephen McCluskey MD of Which? Trusted Traders states:

"Which? Trusted Traders' partnership with the National Institute of Carpet and Floorlayers is a positive step in supporting consumer choice. By selecting a dual endorsed carpet and flooring fitter, consumers can feel confident they are selecting a trader who is reputable and trustworthy."

For full details of this new member benefit please contact the NICF office on 0115 958 3077 for details.


Carpet Fitting opportunities South/South East England
(Originally posted: Thursday 9th April 2015)

A long established flooring contractor, Flint & Flint, based in Basingstoke have recently secured several large contacts (for carpet) with a national house builder.  They state they offer very good rates of pay, with prompt payment (normally within a few days of receipt of invoice).

Darren Flint of Flint & Flint contacted the NICF as they would like to work with NICF members.  If this is of interest to you please contact Darren on 01256 323075 opr by email at info@flintandflintflooring.co.uk


Carpet Fitting opportunities across the UK
(Originally posted: Monday 2nd February 2015)

Stevens & Graham are based in Glasgow, established in 1947 and sell mostly Tartan axminster carpets across the U.K.  They are gaining enquiries on a daily basis for fitters to install their products across the UK.

John McIlvogue of Stevens & Graham contacted the NICF as they would like to work with NICF members.  If this is of interest to you please contact John direct, his contact details are john@stevensandgraham.co.uk


Carpet Fitters wanted NW London area
(Originally posted: Monday 2nd February 2015)

Posners Floor Store are currently looking for experienced Carpet Fitters in and around the NW London area. Must have own transport and Public Liability insurance. Regular work. Prompt payment.

If interested please contact Tony Ward - tony@posnersfloorstore.co.uk


Letlinks - work opportunities for NICF members
(Originally posted: Tuesday 18th November 2014)

Announcement to all members of NICF National Institute of Carpet and Floorlayers.

Letlinks require carpet and floor layers to join our free maintenance software system for local, regional and national landlords and letting agents.  Letlinks is dealing with 50,000 properties nationwide and this is on the increase every month.

Letlinks currently require qualified professional carpet fitters and floor layers to meet the demands of jobs being booked through our free online maintenance booking software.

NICF members will be able to register their services and business for free and you will be notified of all flooring jobs that are required in your postal region.

For further details on how to register with Letlinks for free, please contact Gareth, Paul or Simon on 08450 665444 or email info@letlinks.com


Vinyl Find the Fault competition at The Flooring Show 2014, Harrogate
(Originally posted: Wednesday 3rd September 2014)

NICF is again running a competition at The Flooring Show in Harrogate, 21-23 September 2014 and this year it is 'Vinyl Find the Fault'.

Please come and give our competition a try - we're in Hall B next to the FITA demonstration zone.

The prize for the competition is a Piranha Door Trimmer which has been kindly donated by Wolff.



NICF Annual General Meeting - 6 August 2014
(Originally posted: Thursday 7th August 2014)

The NICF Annual General Meeting took place on 6 August 2013 at the FITA Training Centre, Loughborough.

Ian James and Kevin Stephen were re-elected to serve a further term as Officers of the Institute.  Steve Ramsden was elected as Vice-President of the NICF.

New Council member elected was:

Ian Woolley

Council members re-elected to Council were:

Matthew Blackbourn
Scott Carter-Dowding
Dennis Green
Brian King
Tim Nicholas
Mark Saunders
Matthew Yerrell

The full NICF Council is now:

Ian James - President
Steve Ramsden - Vice-President
Kevin Stephen - Honorary Treasurer
Matthew Blackbourn
Scott Carter-Dowding
Dan Evans
Dennis Green
Brian King
Adrian May
Ronnie Newton
Tim Nicholas
Steve Ramsden
Mark Saunders
Graham Schofield
Byron Terrett
Matthew Yerrell

Justin Walker is a Co-opted member of the Council.

 


Obituary - Mike Jerome
(Originally posted: Friday 10th January 2014)

We are sorry to learn the very sad news that Mike Jerome, a Master Fitter member of the NICF for many years, has recently passed away.

Our condolences to Mike's family, friends and colleagues at this sad time.


New from 1 September 2013 - Accredited Fitter category
(Originally posted: Tuesday 13th August 2013)

This is a new category of membership aimed at practising fitters who are of an intermediate level of competence.  Entry requirements are:-

a) three written references from people who can vouch for the standard of the fitters work;
b) successful completion of examination (WRITTEN OR ORAL);
c) assessment of a completed installation;
d) a customer survey will be undertaken during the assessment of the completed installation.

For more information on this new category please contact the NICF office on 0115 941 1126 or email info@nicfltd.org.uk


Annual General Meeting - 7 August 2013
(Originally posted: Tuesday 13th August 2013)

The NICF Annual General Meeting took place on 7 August 2013 at the NICF Offices, Nottingham.

Ian James, Tim Nicholas and Kevin Stephen were all re-elected to serve the second year of their terms as Officers of the Institute.

New Council members elected were:

Dan Evans
Ronnie Newton
Byron Terrett

Council members re-elected to Council were:

Brian King
Adrian May
Steve Ramsden
Mark Saunders
Graham Schofield

The full NICF Council is now:

Ian James - President
Tim Nicholas - Vice-President
Kevin Stephen - Honorary Treasurer
Matthew Blackbourn
Bill Cruickshank
Scott Carter-Dowding
Dan Evans
Dennis Green
Brian King
Adrian May
Ronnie Newton
Steve Ramsden
Mark Saunders
Graham Schofield
Byron Terrett
Matthew Yerrell

Justin Walker and Ian Woolley were co-opted to Council for the next 12 months.
 


Domestic Sheet Vinyl Installation
(Originally posted: Friday 8th February 2013)

We would like to remind Fitter and Master Fitter members that they can now be listed for Domestic Sheet Vinyl installation.

Officially launched in the July 2012 newsletter, this new category is a welcome addition to the already substantial list of flooring types installed by members.

If you would like to add this to your list of flooring activities please contact the NICF office on 0115 958 3077 or email info@nicfltd.org.uk


NICF working for you
(Originally posted: Monday 15th August 2011)

NICF have, over the past year, developed 2 partnerships, one with NEXT and the other with Tesco Carpets, to promote NICF and its members direct to the consumer market.

Customers who buy their flooring from either NEXT or Tesco Carpets wil be directed to NICF members for measuring and fitting requirements.


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