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May, 2019 Blog Posts

SPV assist in hosting another successful Institute of Roofing Midlands Regional Meeting

May 17, 2019

Mr Howard Evans- Chair of The Midlands Region of the Institute of Roofing along with Kate Whatley the Vice Chair presided the recent Midlands Regional Meeting of the IoR at Filon Building products head Office in Burntwood on the 15th May 2019.IMG_2604.jpg

This was a very well attended event which hosted 28 members and guests who enjoyed a thoroughly entertaining morning being looked after extremely well by Filon and their team.

Filon presented an informative CPD presentation on Industrial Roof lights: Identification, Deterioration & Repair to guests followed by an informative demonstration of their Fixsafe System.

Paul Harper of Midlands Roof Training Group gave an update on the Group activities including what’s available by way of grants, courses and qualifications for all involved in the roofing industry. He also presented an opportunity to all members to get involved with a new Management and Leadership course being run by Jo Bowdich

Kate Whatley, Vice Chair of Midlands Region and Director at SPV Group along with Sam Broomhall of Juniper training presented on the new Training Hub in Walsall which will be offering a Vocational Pathway into the Construction industry for 16 to 18 year olds from August 2019. Details of the Launch Event on the 5th July at Walsall Football Club were shared and all Employers, manufacturers or consultants were invited to the launch and for assistance with this exciting new course.

Filon then offered a very interesting factory tour to all guests which was extremely well received followed by a buffet lunch of sandwiches and being a Midlands Meeting, the addition of pork pies, black pudding and pork scratchings.



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