South West News and Events


  • Invitation to our Annual Dinner & Dance at The Imperial Hotel Torquay

    by Casey Davoren | Aug 02, 2019

    Dear Members of the NFRC 

    An Invitation to our Annual Dinner & Dance at The Imperial Hotel Torquay

    We have great pleasure in sending you details of our South West Regional Social Event of the Year, held at The Imperial Hotel, Torquay.

    The evening commences with our Chairman’s Reception in the Palm Court Lounge at 7.00pm followed by Dinner commencing at 7.30pm in the Torbay Suite. After dinner the evening entertainment will include Casino Select, dancing to Soul Funktion and Wall of Sound disco until midnight.

    Once again, a very big thank you to our Sponsors, without whose help and generosity this event would not be possible. We also thank all those who have supported our Charity Raffle and Auction. This year, as a Region, our chosen charity is Muscular Dystrophy. We launched the appeal for this charity at the Chepstow Race day in March, where we collected significant funds. I am hoping we can continue to build upon this at the Dinner and Dance this year.

    If you would like to join us, please complete and send the form below, with your payment to the address also below. 

    Please note that it is strictly a black-tie dress code for the evening

    · Ticket Booking Form - We are pleased to announce that we are again keeping the ticket price to £55 plus VAT per person. Bookings will only be confirmed on receipt of payment. Therefore please return as soon as possible. Allocation will be on a first come first basis. Please note that numbers are limited to 200.

    · Charity Sponsorship Form - Any support you are able to give will be very much appreciated.

    · Hotel Rooms - As in previous years you are requested to book your rooms directly with the hotel. Cost is £75 per person, based on bed and breakfast, which applies to single rooms, double, twin or family rooms. Please make your booking by calling 01803 294301 and quoting NFRC Annual Dinner. 

    · For further information about the hotel

    All bookings/reservations will require full pre-payment which is unfortunately non-refundable.

    So please come and join the party and we shall look forward to welcoming you on Friday 11th October 2019.

    South Western Region - England & Wales Dinner & Dance Booking Form 
    Charity Sponsorship Form 

  • South West AGM 2019 - Booking Open

    by NFRC South West | Dec 12, 2018

    Booking details for next year's Annual General Meeting for the South West Region are now available. The event will be taking place on Wednesday 20th March at Chepstow Race Course.

    The event will include networking session, national briefing, health and safety presentations, lunch and race meeting. 

    The full details of the event, including booking and sponsorship information, can be found in the following documents, simply click the link to view online or to download.

  • South West Region Autumn Meeting

    by South West Region | Nov 14, 2018

    Please find the details of this year's autumn meeting and networking event which will be taking place over two days at Cardiff Arms Park.

    On Friday 15th December we will be holding the Autumn Meeting, including networking sessions and technical presentations. Followed on the second day by an afternoon watching Cardiff Blues vs Saracens at a rugby match sponsored by NFRC.

    The full details of the event, booking and sponsorship information can be found on the following documents, simply click the link to view online or to download.

    We do hope that you can join us in December.

  • RoofCERT Accreditation Workshops - NFRC South West Members Invitation

    by RoofCERT | Sep 14, 2018


    We all want roofing to be a trade that attracts the best talent and gives everyone in it the right skills and a recognised career path to make it a lifelong profession.  

    Too often roofing is seen by the outside world as a place for cowboys. In fact, a recent survey carried out by Which? Magazine found that roofers were the least trusted of all the building trades, compared to electricians who come top in the league of trust. 

    That’s because despite the good work you deliver day in and day out, there are unskilled and inexperienced people that can simply set themselves up in business, affecting everyone else’s reputation in the process.

    RoofCERT – the roofer’s accreditation scheme​

    This is why the NFRC has partnered with the CITB in a four-year programme to develop RoofCERT, an industry-recognised ​accreditation standard for a roofing installer.

    RoofCERT will focus on and capture: 

    • Existing vocational qualifications
    • The value of existing expertise
    • Upskilling the workforce
    • Attracting new talent
    • Improving the image of the industry 

    The initial objective is to accredit an ​initial 5,000 roofing installers by the end of the programme in 2021.​

    Be part of the pilot programme

    RoofCERT is a collaborative programme delivered by the industry for the industry, involving employers across the supply chain, trade associations, training groups and other training providers. 

    Most importantly we want our members to champion it, so hearing your views and experience is vital for its success. This is why we’re holding a series of events across the regions that give you the chance to find out about RoofCERT and its activities, and to get directly involved.

    Event details:


    Thursday 20th September

    Aztec Hotel & Spa

    Aztec West Almondsbury

    Bristol BS32 4TS

    To RSVP please email: 

    Learn more about RoofCERT

  • South West Social

    by South West Region | Jul 18, 2018

    SW Dinner Dance 

    Members can now book to attend the annual South West Regional dinner & dance taking place at The Imperial Hotel in Torquay, Devon on Friday 5th October. 

    Tickets cost £55 + VAT, members are reminded that don't delay in booking your place​ as places are limited​.

    Following on from the regional AGM which took place ​in March, this black-tie event will be raising money for Epilepsy Research UK. 

    For more information, booking and details on how you can support the chosen charity, click and download the file below:

  • South West AGM 2018 - Booking Open

    by NFRC South West | Dec 11, 2017
  • South West Technical & Networking Event - Booking Now Open

    by Laura | Nov 03, 2017


    It's time to book your place at the annual South West Region technical seminar and networking event on the 17th November at Cardiff Arms Park.

    This popular event not only provides regional members with the very latest information but also the chance to watch a thrilling rugby match.

    Tickets are now available to book and a number of sponsorship opportunities are also available. To find out more and to book your tickets contact Regional Manager, Mark Spragg

S​outh West Regional Events