YNE News and Events


  • Yorkshire & North East AGM - Book your place

    by NFRC Events | Mar 21, 2019
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    On Wednesday 10th July at Catterick Racecourse we will be hosting this year’s Yorkshire & North East Regional AGM. This annual event gives members an excellent opportunity to find out the latest NFRC and industry news, and to network with peers and supplier members.


    A packed agenda is set for this year and will provide opportunities to get involved in advice clinics with the NFRC team, get the latest on RoofCERT and listen to case studies.
    Followed by a hearty three-course lunch, guests can enjoy an afternoon of racing all from a private marquee with bar.
  • British Standards for Pitched Roofing NFRC Courses - Yorkshire & North East Region

    by Laura | Jan 18, 2019

    The Yorkshire & North East Region are working with Training Groups to offer courses on British Standards for the benefit of our mutual members. These courses, which are suitable for supervisory level and above, are fully funded through CITB and the NFRC.

    The courses will take place during February and March at central locations across the YNE region for ​member convenience.

    5 February


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    19 February


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    5 March

    Stockton on Tees

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    12 March


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    19 March


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    These courses are essential for members to show compliance with NFRC requirements regarding ​updates on British Standards, and attendance is mandatory for all NFRC Member Companies.  

  • Encon's Fast Track to Success

    by Encon | Oct 12, 2018

    The Encon Group is celebrating another year of fantastic success after ranking 98th in the 14th annual Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 League Table.

    This prestigious index lists the top 250 private mid-market growth companies in Britain who have achieved the biggest sales by managing risk and choosing the right strategic options. Encon ranks alongside businesses such as housebuilders the Stewart Milne Group, Keepmoat Homes, as well as Waterstones, Holland and Barrett.

    Companies have excelled even though they have experienced challenges, such as the uncertainties of Brexit and growing shortages of skilled staff. In 2018, Encon’s sales are up 13% to £258 million, but the rising margins since 2014 have seen profits more than triple, to £13.5 million.

    Speaking of the company’s accomplishments, Stuart Moore – Chief Executive said: “The previous few months have been positive for our business, despite the building industry still experiencing a slight nervousness with investors and political uncertainty. The Encon Group will continue to face challenges with suppliers on stock availability, delivery lead times and price fluctuation. In spite of these challenges, the commitment, drive and smart decision making of our teams has enabled us to maintain growth. By continually improving operational excellence and quality customer service, we deliver results”.



    by Nina Sorby - CORNER PR | Sep 18, 2018

    Ben Elmore of Martin-Brooks to compete in Sheffield 10k

    A member of the back-office team at roofing specialists, Martin-Brooks, is fronting the firm’s latest fundraising campaign, as he prepares to take on the Sheffield 10k. 

    Buyer, Ben Elmore, will line up alongside thousands of runners from across the city to raise funds for Cavendish Cancer Care, one of Martin-Brooks’ nominated charities.  

    Held on Sunday, September 23, the Sheffield 10k will be Ben’s first official race, having started training several months ago. He has already surpassed his sponsorship target, raising £320 to date, but is hoping friends and colleagues will continue to donate.  

    Cavendish Cancer Care is one of six local charities with whom Martin-Brooks has a longstanding relationship, having donated more than £25,000 over the last eight years. It works to improve the quality of life for people with cancer, providing emotional support through counselling and complementary therapies.  

    Ben said: “Having lived and worked in Sheffield for most of my life, I appreciate the vital support that the dedicated team at Cavendish provides to local residents. I wanted to take on this 10k challenge not only to fulfil a personal goal, but also to raise much appreciated funds. Everyone is touched by cancer in some way and through Martin-Brooks’ relationship with the charity, we have seen first hand how our efforts, however small, can have a positive impact.” 

    To find out more about Martin-Brooks’ work with local charities, telephone (0114) 244 7720 or visit: www.martin-brooks.co.uk. Sponsors are still being sought for Ben Elmore’s participation in the Sheffield 10k via the Just Giving website: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ben-elmore1

  • Martin-Brooks Apprentice Scoops Construction Award

    by Martin-Brooks | Aug 01, 2018

    Martin-Brooks Apprentice Scoops Award

    Sheffield roofing specialists, Martin-Brooks, are celebrating after one of their trainees bagged a prestigious local award celebrating the talents of young tradespeople.  

    Korneliusz Kasa was presented with the Construction and Technical prize at the Sheffield City Council Apprenticeship Awards 2018.  

    Martin-Brooks’ managing director, John Elmore, accompanied Korneliusz to a special ceremony, held at Sheffield Town Hall, at which the winners were announced. He also collected a certificate of commendation for the firm recognising its efforts in nurturing a top performing apprentice.  

    Korneliusz was praised by the judges for his positive attitude to work and further education, along with his drive and determination to succeed. He is undertaking a roofing apprenticeship at Martin-Brooks with day release at Sheffield College and is expected to complete his NVQ level two in just 18 months.  

    John Elmore said: “We were keen to put Korneliusz forward for this award, as he has shown maturity and professionalism beyond his years since the day we interviewed him. To receive independent commendation of his efforts is the icing on the cake. He is a credit to the firm and particularly his mentors on site, who are helping him become a highly competent roofer.”

    The Apprenticeship Awards 2018 were organised by the council’s employment and skills service, Opportunity Sheffield. Categories included: Office (Business Administration), Office (IT and Housing), Hospitality and Care, Early Years and Education and Construction and Technical. 

    For more information about Martin-Brooks’ wide range of domestic and commercial roofing services, telephone (0114) 244 7720 or visit www.martin-brooks.co.uk

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