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The National Association of Shopfitters are looking for Competent Shopfitters and Interior Contractors to Join our Membership. Is this you?


In 1919 a small group of shopfitters decided to form their own trade association. The Great War had ended and a post-war boom meant that construction was flourishing. What better time, therefore, for shopfitters to underline their independence and show the world at large the difference between themselves and the construction industry in general. Who would have thought that over 90


yearslater the Aims and Objects of the National Association of Shopfitters have not changed and we are still striving to promote the shopfitting and interior contracting industry through the good times and the bad. The NAS continues to encourage the highest levels of quality and professionalism, influencing the industry and guiding its members through the increasing raft of technology and legislation.


Today’s shopfitter is professional, blending traditional skills with modern business abilityand technical expertise. The NAS is here tohelp shopfitters develop every facet of their skills as their industry evolves - most recently, the introduction of the shopfitting Management Standard PAS:82 giving clients, for the first time, a


checklist of what can be expected from a chosen NAS member, the provision of quality training specific to our industry and up-to-date legal guidance on contract law.


With excellence in mind, in 2007 the NAS took over responsibility for training specifi- cally geared to the shopfitting industry. By re-branded and creating SITF (Shopfitting Independent Training Forum) this Forum, supported by ConstructionSkills, has gone from strength to strength and now runs quality training courses across a whole variety of industries.


The launch of the Shopfitting and Interior Contracting Competence Scheme (SICCS) in December 2009, supported and managed by our major stakeholder ConstructionSkills,further demonstrates the NAS’ commitment for recognition of vocational education and craftsmanship in shopfitting and interior contracting. This prestigious card will be accepted on all main construction sites. The shopfitting industry has long relied on apprentices as a way of training the next generation. In encouraging this, the NAS acknowledges individual achievement


with awards at each stage of an apprentice’s career. For the final year winners, this includes a ‘Managers of the Future’ bursary which provides support for further education.


The NAS Design Partnership Award is a premier award which recognizes excellence in interior design and shopfitting contracting with emphasis on the special partnership between designer/architect and contractor that shopfitting demands. The judges, representing interior designers, architects and contractors, look for suitability of the design for its location, purpose and overall budget; strength of partnership between interior designer/architect and shopfitter; choice of materials; creativity and originality in interpreting the design brief and overcoming site conditions; special design features of functional or decorative relevance; quality of fit-out and project management. The 2011 Grand Prix award went to the flagship store of Louis Vuitton in New Bond Street, London. Winner of the retail category went to Zagliani, London; winner of non retail was Hakkasan, London and winner of the leisure category went to 21 Social in


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