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Contractor’s Day – tackling the issues

With an in-depth seminar programme tackling the key issues affecting roofing and cladding contractors on site and as businesses, you won’t want to miss Contractor’s Day

From increased public scrutiny over quality and safety, to problems of attracting a new crop of talent, roofers and cladders face a variety of challenges in today’s market. That’s why Contractor’s Day couldn’t come at a better time.

The event, which is the first ever to be solely aimed at contractors, takes place on 30th November 2018 at Twickenham stadium and is packed full of exhibitors including the country’s leading suppliers, manufacturers and Trade Associations.

However, not only will visitors get up close to all the latest products and services, but they’ll also be able to see experts provide the latest information and advice on subjects and topics affecting contractors on site and in their businesses today.

Two seminar theatres organised by the NFRC – the UK’s largest roofing and cladding Trade Association – will feature its own experts as well as those from across the industry, including SIG Roofing, BMI and IOSH. Topics include safety tips for working at height, using drones for roof surveys, asbestos awareness, business tips, the new RoofCERT accreditation and much more. There will also be a dedicated Skills Zone, sponsored by BMI, that will showcase the talents of young roofers.

“We want this event to provide contractors with practical information to help them make their businesses as successful as possible, which is what the NFRC is dedicated to providing its members,” explained Amanda Brackey, Head of Marketing and Communications at the NFRC.

Andy Dunn, Publishing Director of Total Contractor magazine who co-launched Contractor’s Day with the NFRC, explained: “Time is precious for contractors, and that’s why we’ve brought together so many of the leading manufacturers, suppliers and Trade Associations in one fantastic venue so visitors can see first-hand all the latest materials, systems and tools that can assist them on site, plus listen to and take part in discussions on the key issues affecting them on projects and as businesses.”

To find out more about Contractor’s Day and to register for your FREE tickets, visit