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Yet another HUGE year 2019

On May 7, 2020, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Yet another HUGE year 2019

January 2019 Alicja and I just love Arizona. We didn’t go last year as we were expecting our first grandchild and thought it best to hang around and not go away in case we were needed. This year we waited for his first birthday to be over and we were…

Another HUGE year – 2018

On March 29, 2019, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Another HUGE year – 2018

Deja vu. 2018 was no less busy than 2017. So, my blog is for the whole year again. Again the events here are over and above the normal workload of consultancy work, course development and the delivery of training courses in the UK. January 6th 2018 Our first grandchild, a…

2017 – A HUGE year

On April 13, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on 2017 – A HUGE year

2017 was so busy that I was unable to find any time to update my blog. So here it is – all in one go – bear in mind that most of all of this is additional to a normal year for me and TRA UK. The year starts with…

ISSE Diploma Course

On November 30, 2016, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on ISSE Diploma Course

21st to 24th November 2016 – my diploma underway in earnest with this residential training course at Seaton Hall. Diploma title – Specialist Surveying in Damp, Timber Defects Condensation and Mould. It’s a level 3/level 6 diploma Awarding Body – ABBE (Awarding Body for the Built Environment), Birmingham City University…

Respiratory Protective Equipment Training – Health & Safety Laboratories (November 2016)

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After many attempts at fitting this course in among my commitments, I finally did it!! November 1st, 2nd and 3rd 2016. This was a two day course on RPE Essentials followed by a one day introductory course on Fit Testing at Health and Safety Laboratories in Buxton in Deryshire. These…

WoolSafe Conference – 6th October 2016

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This years conference returned the Midland Hotel in Bradford. Delegates came from as far and wide as USA, Greece, Norway, Ireland, Spain and Austria. The first day of presentations and discussions was followed by a banquet. Day two was a tour of a number of sites which process wool from…

Carpet Cleaners Carnival – 10th September 2016

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The National Carpet Cleaners Association annual day out for professional carpet cleaners took place at Wicksteed Park near Kettering today. Luckily the planning allowed for the potential poor weather we often experience in this green and pleasant land and most of the event was able to be held in doors….

TACCA Training Day – 21st May 2016

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Once again I was asked to assist on the WoolSafe stand at the TACCA (The Approved Carpet Cleaners Association) training day. Once again it was at Crewe Alexandra Stadium in Crewe. This was a well-attended and very well organised event. Over 250 carpet cleaners attending. Our WoolSafe stand had many…

The Restoration Academy UK Limited now an IICRC School!!

On June 3, 2016, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on The Restoration Academy UK Limited now an IICRC School!!

In March 2016 The Restoration Academy was finally approved as an IICRC School. The first two subjects we have secured licences for are IICRC CCT (Carpet Cleaning Technician) and AMRT (Applied Microbial Remediation Technician). Other courses I am certified in teaching by the IICRC are taught through other schools. The…

Wool Floor Show – March 2016

On April 3, 2016, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Wool Floor Show – March 2016

I had never been to Stamford Bridge before, and now, Chelsea Football Club’s home ground was the venue for this exhibition which made it all the more interesting. The range of beautiful and unusual wool coverings was extensive. I spent a fair amount of time looking at these items both…