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OFFICIAL OPENING This July, FloorSkills training centre opened its doors for the first time to hundreds of people involved in the flooring industry. The centre was declared officially open by Richard Bailey, Managing Director of Floorwise, in a ceremony attended by students, staff, supporters, manufacturers and guests.

The centre, based in Solihull, Birmingham, recently achieved an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted report in a recent training provider partnership inspection, which gave a celebratory atmosphere to the day, along with glorious weather and a barbeque.

FloorSkills now have all nine of their floor laying courses accredited by CSkills Awards, the awarding body of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). Representatives of CSkills Awards, Cliff Pooley and Henrietta Hopkins, attended to award the first certificate of completion for a FloorSkills accredited course.


SCHEME Luxury vinyl flooring manufacturer Moduleo has launched an exclusive incentive scheme that will see its displaying retailers benefit from up to £1 worth of Amazon gift card credit for every 1m² of Moduleo products they sell.

The manufacturer is running its ‘Must Be Rewarded’ scheme from 1st August until

Henrietta highlighted the fact that the accreditation is effectively a stamp of approval for the centre’s courses. She said: “To receive this recognition, FloorSkills have undergone a rigorous approval process where the content of their courses and processes they use have been thoroughly checked. People wanting to take one of FloorSkills’ accredited courses can be assured that the training they receive will be of a very high standard.”

FloorSkills offer a wide range of floor covering courses and an apprenticeship programme that boasts

31st October, to allow its retailers to cash- in their rewards in time for Christmas.

David Bigland, MD of Moduleo UK and Eire, explained: “With sales surging, we wanted to offer our retailers the chance to reap the rewards of their hard work, just by doing what they do best.”

Moduleo is offering £1 for every 1m² sold on its Transform Dry Back range, and 50p per 1m² on all other Moduleo products. Single invoices of up to 300m², dated between 1st August and 31st October, will qualify for the promotion.

David concluded: “We rely on our retailers and their sales teams to sell our product in the UK, and this is our way of thanking our partners for their continued commitment and support. We look forward to working closely with them on this new incentive scheme and are confident it will prove to be a resounding success.”

Moduleo offers a diverse range of durable and stylish luxury vinyl flooring with unparalleled ‘green’ credentials. Be it for home, office, or commercial use, Moduleo offers a luxury solution for the ultimate in natural-looking and durable luxury vinyl flooring.

Moduleo is available in both a traditional LVT dry back construction, as well as a simple-to-install click system for added flexibility.

more learning hours than any other flooring apprenticeship in the country. Training Manager of the centre, Matt Bourne, said: “The open day gave us the chance to demonstrate the quality of training we provide to a wider audience. We are proud of our training centre and wanted to celebrate all the work that has gone into it.”



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