Ian Kershaw appointed TTA Chairman

Published:  01 May, 2012

BECKENHAM: At the annual general meeting held on 21 April 2012, Ian Kershaw was elected chairman of the Tile Association. In taking over the chair from Ian Crowther, Mr Kershaw said that he was looking forward to taking the Association forward over the next two years.

Currently the Director of Tiles UK, one of the leading ceramic tile distributors in the UK, Mr Kershaw has over 20 years of experience within the tile industry.

He has played an active role in The Tile Association’s development having sat on the board as chairman of TTA’s Supply Training Committee, with the responsibility of working with training organisations such as Association for Ceramic Training and Development on all matters relating to training for the supply chain.

With the industry operating within recession, Mr Kershaw takes over at a time when TTA members need the support of The Tile Association more than ever.

Speaking on his appointment he said: “The signs of recovery are there for all to see, but it is The Tile Association’s responsibility to steer the ship by continuing to promote professionalism and technical standards within the tiling industry. As we look towards the future, we endeavour to emerge from this recession stronger than ever.

“The exceptional standards within wall and floor tiling were evident at the recent TTA Awards Dinner, and with over £75,000 available in Qualifying the Workforce funding we are striving to ensure that all our members have staff equipped with the knowledge to face the challenges of an ever-evolving industry. With that in mind we look to move forwards as an Association priding itself on providing quality, knowledge and confidence.”

Also appointed as new Directors at the AGM were Tony Cotton, Paul Luff, Henry Williamson and Billy Valler.

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