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Find the Fault Competition - The Flooring Show, Harrogate
(Originally posted: Wednesday 15th August 2012)

NICF is again running a 'Find the Fault' competition during The Flooring Show at Harrogate, 2-4 September 2012.

Please come and give our competition a try - we're in Hall B.

The prize for the competition is a Door Boss which has been kindly donated by Janser UK.

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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

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

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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