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EDITOR’S VOICE TTS CONTACTS


Editorial Editor Georgie Whitworth georgie@opusbm.co.uk


Advertising Account Manager Paul Turner paul@opusbm.co.uk


Production Production Director Hannah Wilkinson hannah@opusbm.co.uk


Designer Nigel Rice nigel@opusbm.co.uk


Designer Daniel Etheridge daniel@opusbm.co.uk


CEO Mark Hanson mark@opusbm.co.uk


Hello and welcome to the June/July issue of Tomorrow’s Tile & Stone.


I begin this note with some personal news that, after almost five years as Editor of TTS, I am moving on to pastures new and this will be my final issue. With this in mind, I’ve been sure to make it a good read.


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It’s no secret that the last 15 months have been challenging for businesses in all sectors, and particularly so for the tile and stone world. With physical meetings and events cancelled, the industry has had no choice but to adapt to new ways of working. Of course, this includes newcomers to the industry who are still learning. In our Training & Education section, we hear from WorldSkills UK Training Manager Paul Doran about how the pandemic has led the organisation to adapt its training, including the introduction of a ‘world first’ virtual competition.


Another impact of the pandemic is the effect it has had on home design. With homeowners looking to make the space where they now spend most of their time as comfortable as possible, they are now turning to natural materials to create a peaceful and calming aesthetic. In this issue, we have an extensive section on Natural Stone, featuring technical fixing advice and trend inspiration to help enhance your knowledge on the increasingly popular material.


Elsewhere in the edition, we jet off to faraway places in our focus on the world of Hotel & Spa design. Showcasing some striking installations, we have case studies from the likes of Designworks Tiles and Neolith. As usual, we also have all the latest news and products releases and Tile Giant’s Kamila Chalfin is in the hot seat answering the TTS Ten Questions.


Ending as I started, I’d like to use this opportunity to reflect on my time as Editor. The tile and stone sector is incredibly diverse and I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the industry and those in it over the years. All that is left to say is a huge thank you to our readers and contributors for all of your continued support.


EDITOR’S VOICE


Georgie Whitworth, Editor Follow us on Twitter or tweet us @TomorrowsTS twitter.com/TomorrowsTS — 03 —


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