South West News and Events

  • 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

    RoofCERT 

    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:

    13.00-17.00

    Thursday 20th September

    Aztec Hotel & Spa

    Aztec West Almondsbury

    Bristol BS32 4TS

    To RSVP please email: southwest@nfrc.co.uk 

    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

    CardiffArmsPark

    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