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Asset Skills, CSSA And FMA Merger Announce Their Name


The Building Futures Group is the name of the new organisation resulting from the merger of Asset Skills, the CSSA and the FMA, following an agreement by the board.


The Building Futures Group is the only representative organisation for the Housing, Property, Planning, Cleaning, Parking and Facilities Management sectors. The new name reflects the organisation’s commitment to developing individuals within the industry, as well as safeguarding the buildings where we live, work and play, now and for the future.


Recently announced as Chief Executive, Sarah Bentley commented: “The rationale for the merger was that the industry lacked a consolidated, unified voice. The Building Futures Group will coordinate the sector’s


Katrin Academy: Going From Strength To Strength


The Katrin Academy will be two years old in May, and Metsä Tissue says it’s going from strength to strength.


Aimed at those selling washroom products and those involved in FM and/or contract cleaning, the objective of the programme is to provide an intensive day of immersive Katrin training for small groups of people. The content is very practical, memorable and fun, with attendees absorbing lots of facts, figures and product details. Plus, they have the chance to practice using this information in a live, but non-customer environment.


“In 2013, we trained another 100 plus industry personnel, and feedback from customers continues to be extremely positive, with attendees saying that they feel both educated and motivated after the session”, said Mark Dewick, Metsä Tissue Sales Director for UK & Ireland.


The Academy features a series of challenges, which are scored with prizes for each Academy and a ‘Best In Class’ prize for the year. This year, Leiann Kemp from Futures Supplies


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& Support Services won the annual prize, to participate in one of Metsä Tissue’s regular trips to visit their International production facilities – a mix of informative tours and team building exercises.


Leiann commented: “I found the Academy really informative and interesting. More importantly, I feel much more confident in recommending Katrin products for specific functions, and can provide much more value to customers through those recommendations. I’m also very excited about the trip; I’m told I will see paper production in action, and that the team building activities are really good fun.”


Jo Long, Account Manager and Katrin Academy Manager at Metsä Tissue, added: “Leiann’s experience is common and all attendees comment that taking time out to be immersed in the Katrin ethos really pays dividends when they come to use the information in real time. The training continues to evolve and 2013 saw the inclusion of shared materials and new product information, as well as the introduction of a Katrin Academy Certification process.” The Katrin Academy runs at least monthly, and 2014 will see the addition of new product modules which can be taken individually.


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voice and provide a platform that has been so sadly missing. We are fully committed to raising the profile of the industry and transforming the sector.”


Steve Davies, Chairman of The Building Futures Group, stated: “I am very pleased to announce Sarah as our Chief Executive. I know that she will successfully lead the organisation through this exciting


new phase as we take our place as a leader in the sector.


“We wanted to ensure that our name was representative of the industries we work with. At the heart of the organisation is our commitment to engaging with young people, opening up the industry to new talent and helping them to build exciting careers. The Building Futures Group brand and logo encapsulate this vision.”


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