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Zink COMPANY NEWS 01992 801927 www.almhm.co.uk A school in Ibstock has inspired its pupils with a competition to create their own roof slate for the school’s re-roofing project. The project at Ibstock Community College consisted of all the old slate roofs for the main college building being stripped and recovered with new natural slate with a thermal upgrade of the insulation, including new lead sheet covering to the bell tower. The project was due to start in July 2017 and was to be completed by the time the students returned to school in September. However, following the bat survey carried out in June, this had to be delayed due to bat activity being witnessed by one of the surveyors. The project specification had to be amended due to the discovery of the bats and it was therefore clear that the project would not be finished by the time the pupils returned to the school. The concern was that the scaffolding would still be standing when the students returned and whilst this is a common occurrence on school projects, NRA Roofing September 21 saw RCM host a Golf Day for its customers and suppliers at the Forest of Arden Golf Club. Customers and suppliers sponsored holes on the golf course and extra cash was also raised on the evening. The donations received a further boost with contributions from RCM’s own staff. In total £2,495.53 was raised for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Alex Ward-Brassington, fundraising DECEMBER 2017 Copper Stainless felt that it would be beneficial for the pupils if they were given an overview of the project. Therefore, over two morning assemblies the students were given an overview of the Health & Safety on site. However, Wayne Mycroft, director of NRA Roofing wanted to engage the students by getting them involved in the re-roofing project. This is when he came up with the idea for a competition for the students to design their own roof slate. The slates on the roof would last around 100 years and this is manager at Douglas Macmillan Hospice, was recently presented the cheque by Ian Quinton, MD of RCM. Ian said: “I am truly proud of our customers, suppliers and staff for being so very generous in supporting our chosen charity the Douglas Macmillan Hospice. “The Golf Day was a huge success with many teams competing for prizes which were awarded during the evening ceremony. Comedian Aaron 014 RCIMAG.COM James, completed the success of the event by entertaining everyone thoroughly at the evening dinner. I would like to say a big thank you to all involved for their participation, loyalty and huge generosity. We look forward to organising further sponsorship events in the future.” Alex said: “The generous donation of £2,495.53 will make a difference to patients and their families who are facing a life-limiting illness. So, on behalf of the Douglas Macmillan Hospice we would like to say a massive thank you to all at RCM and their very generous customers and suppliers.” www.buildingboards.co.uk Significant funds raised for local hospice what was highlighted to the pupils; that their work would be part of the school for a century. Students used blunt nails to etch their designs onto the black slates in their art lessons. Around 550 pupils entered the competition and the slates were judged on ‘most creative design’, ‘most relevant to this moment in time’ and ‘most personal’. The school bat, who was named Harold, featured on one pupil’s slate, whose design won the ‘most relevant to this moment in time’ category. The winning students were presented with a certificate and gift by headteacher, David Phillips, before watching their slates being secured onto the roof. It is felt that this project has helped to create an interest in construction amongst the Ibstock students and Wayne said that a few questions he received during the assembly were about how to get into the industry. Buildbase (Derby), the main material supplier to NRA Roofing, said that it was “a real pleasure to have supported Wayne Mycroft with such a prestigious college project” and that the “student messages on the slates was a great way of student involvement, which will also go some way to introducing young people to the construction and roofing industry.” When asked why projects like this are so important, Wayne Mycroft said: “Working closely with school projects by engaging the pupils is another great way of getting them interested in roofing, which will help recruitment for the future.” It is forward-thinking projects like this one that will help inspire young people and recruit the next generation of roofers that the industry so desperately needs. www.nraroofing.co.uk Students get involved in school roofing project with competition Scruffs does a double take at awards Scruffs, which is owned by Birchwood Price Tools, took gold in both categories that it was nominated for at the annual On The Tools Awards, retaining the titles of Workwear Brand of the Year and Boot Brand of the Year. On The Tools is reportedly the UK’s biggest construction-based online community with 1.9 million followers – 70% of which are tradespeople. Talking about the double win, Matt Hunt, Birchwood Price Tools managing director, said: “I’m very proud of the Scruffs Team and everybody across BPT. We’re having a fantastic year. “It’s a great achievement to be voted for by tradespeople as the best brand in both categories for the second year running, and is a testament to the durability and quality of the Scruffs brand!” www.scruffs.com Wayne Mycroft, director of NRA Roofing with the competition winners Langley appoints new sales director Langley UK says it is continuing to strengthen its senior team after appointing a new sales director to drive the future direction and development of its nationwide sales team. Tom Kerr has been promoted to the position, following eight years as a regional sales manager. Tom has worked for the business since 2009 and brings to the role a comprehensive understanding of Langley’s roof systems and services, and how they meet the evolving needs of the roofing industry. As sales director, Tom is now responsible for all of the company’s sales activities and the leadership and management of the sales department. He will also oversee Langley’s Approved Contractor relationships. Tom commented: “We have some very exciting plans for the development of our sales team and are already implementing strategies that will enable us to bolster our position as the UK’s leading roofing and waterproofing systems partner.” www.langley.co.uk


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