Cormar Host Two Flooring Guild Training Courses
Following on from its successful training course at the end of 2009, Cormar Carpets held two further Flooring Guild courses in April to give carpet retailers another chance to boost their sales skills.
In association with the Flooring Guild, the UK training and education centre for the flooring industry, the two 3 day ‘Selling Quality Carpets’ courses were held at Cormar’s mills in Bury, Lancashire, exclusively for its customers.
Twenty five people, from carpet shops around the country, attended the courses held during the last two weeks of April. The courses were led by Ray Morgan of the Flooring Guild, who has over 20 years experience in the industry. Content included understanding carpets, planning and estimating and an introduction to retail carpet selling skills. Attendees were also given a chance to look round Cormar’s carpet manufacturing facility and certificates were presented on the final day.
“Following the success of our first Flooring Guild course, demand for a second training increased” says David Cormack, marketing director of Cormar Carpets. “We actively encourage training both within Cormar and in retail. It has got to be in everyone’s interests to ensure their staff are as knowledgeable and well-informed about the product they are selling as they can be. ”
Ray Morgan commented “One of the main advantages that Independent Flooring Retailers have is the service that they can offer their customers and it is widely recognised that trained staff can provide better customer service which then goes on to improve business. Flooring Guild have had great support from Cormar and it is to their credit that they are actively promoting better knowledge and training throughout the carpet trade. “
For more information on Flooring Guilds and the services they offer, please visit their website. www.flooring-guild.co.uk
Photo's above were taken in Cormar Carpets showroom in Bury.
Top Photo L-R:
Simon Tucker (RSM) from Cormar Carpets, Kevin Cannon & Gary McCarthy from Bennetts Flooring (Bedfordshire), Debbie Dunning from Convenient Carpets (Shropshire), Mark Thistleton from Worldwide Carpets (Hampshire), Sandra Dunning from Convenient Carpets, Neil Andrews from Reynolds of Bognor (West Sussex), Timothy Reed from World Wide Carpets (Hampshire), Ray Morgan (Course Leader) from Flooring Guild, Andy Johnston from Mathieson Carpets (Lancashire), Peter Lockwood from Completely Carpets & Flooring (East Sussex), Mike Frost from Carpet Creations (Cheshire), Mark Taylor from Ware House (Cornwall) and Dave Wright from Supafit (West Sussex).
Botton Photo L-R:
Dan Beswick from Diamond Flooring (Greater Manchester), Amrit Panesar From John Lewis (Solihull), James Taylor (Rep) from Cormar Carpets, Luke Disney from The Floor Store (Surrey), James Barnes from Simon Barnes Carpets (Merseyside), Steve Harding from Martells of Sutton (Sussex), Matthew Brant from John Lewis (Cardiff), Tom Conway from Coast Road Furniture (Clwyd), Natalie Clarke from West End Carpets (London), Daniel Stairs from John Lewis (Nottingham), Thomas Tuck from John Lewis (Trafford), Mark O'Brien (Rep) from Cormar Carpets, Lizzy Houston from John Lewis (Sheffield), Patrick Jolly from Barsley Dept Store (Kent), Keri Savory from Richard F Mackay (Scotland) and Ray Morgan (Course Leader) from Flooring Guild.
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