F. Ball Celebrates Opening of New Training Centre
Manufacturers of market-leading flooring adhesives and floor smoothing underlayments, F. Ball and Co. Ltd., have celebrated the official opening of a new state-of-the-art training centre at the company’s Cheddleton site. F. Ball directors, including Chairman, Geoffrey Ball, were joined by Chief Executive of the CFA (Contract Flooring Association), Richard Catt, who assisted in the opening ceremony. After the official opening, F. Ball hosted its first training course in the new facility and presented delegates with a celebratory bottle of champagne.
In his speech about the significance of F. Ball’s £1 million investment in the facility, Richard Catt said: “It is great to see a company willing and able to invest in training. This is a serious commitment to training within the flooring industry and helps make F. Ball stand out from other companies. The F. Ball training centre is one of the best I’ve seen in the UK – it is a great facility for F. Ball customers and for the flooring industry as a whole. Training is one of the cornerstones of the CFA’s philosophies and values and, in addition to their own facility, we are also grateful for F. Ball’s continuing sponsorship of the FITA training centre at Loughborough.”
F. Ball’s new training centre features high-tech conference facilities, meeting rooms and practical demonstration areas. All courses are presented by experts from within the company’s technical department and cover subfloor preparation and adhesive selection, as well as installation advice on F. Ball’s extensive product range.
One and two-day courses are open to flooring contractors of all experience levels, giving them the opportunity to develop or refresh their skills. Delegates are able to gain hands-on experience of applying F. Ball products, including adhesives, smoothing underlayments, repair compounds and waterproof surface membranes.
Richard Harris, Marketing Manager at F. Ball and Co. Ltd, comments: “Our training programme has been designed to be the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to subfloor preparation in the flooring industry. Courses address common issues and include information on the latest advances in flooring adhesive and underlayment technology – enabling contractors to confidently identify the most appropriate products and installation techniques for each project.”