Train to Gain with Cormar Carpets
Cormar Carpets, has hit the spot again with independent carpet retailers after another successful carpet and flooring course conducted in association with the Flooring Guild – just one of the reasons why they are still one of UK’s leading carpet manufacturers.
Providing independent carpet retailers with the chance to boost their sales skills, the course, which is in its third year, was run by industry expert Ray Morgan of the Flooring Guild, the UK training and education centre for the carpet and flooring industry, who has over 20 years experience.
The three-day ‘Selling Quality Carpets’ event was held at Cormar’s offices at Brookhouse Mill in Bury, Lancashire from June 6 and brought 19 delegates from 13 different UK independent carpet shops together. The course included different modules including retail selling skills, planning & estimating and carpet product knowledge, demonstrated first hand by a tour of the Cormar Carpet’s production facilities at Brookhouse & Holme Mills.
Commenting on the course Richard Burton Smith of Islandwide Carpet in the Isle of Wight said: “Even though I have been in the carpet trade for 13 years, the amount of information I picked up was amazing”.
David Cormack, marketing director of Cormar Carpets said: “Ray Morgan of the Flooring Guild has great experience in running these carpet and flooring courses and every year we get really good feedback from the carpet shops and carpet retailers that attend the course. We also firmly believe that these courses help develop the skills that the retail trade needs – whether those delegates are newcomers to carpets or have been in the trade a while.”
Photo's above were taken in Cormar Carpets showroom in Bury.
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Chris Hudson (Sales Rep) from Cormar Carpets, Richard Smith from Smiths the Rink (North Yorkshire ), James Callaghan, Antony McKenzie, Michael Davies all from Carpet Giant (Kent), Oliver Smith from Smiths The Rink, Ray Morgan (Course Leader) from Flooring Guild, Mike Smith from Camp Hopson & Co (Berkshire), Kevin Perrett from C & H Carpets Flooring (Somerset), Geoff Attrill from Islandwide Carpet Warehouse (Isle of Wight), Timothy Ryan from Bramley Carpets (Cheshire), Sam King from Elliott Carpets (Derbyshire), Michael Walmsley from Smiths The Rink, Craig Spencer from Elliott Carpets, Tom Orton from Carpetworld (Leicestershire), Sonia Trew-Fay from J Q Carpets (Hampshire), Richard Barton Smith from Islandwide Carpet Warehouse, James Caine from James Caine Ltd (Isle of Man), Paul Price from Carpetwise (Warwickshire), Lewis Mundt from Oldrid Downtown (Lincolnshire), Moustafa Tartoussy from Preston Carpets (Middlesex) and Steve Flesher (Sales Rep) from Cormar Carpets.
With visitor numbers up by over 9% from last year, the Cormar Carpets stand was bustling with retailers keen to view the latest carpet collections.
For the fourth time in succession, Cormar Carpets has been voted Best Carpet Manufacturer by readers of the trade publication Interiors Monthly.
Cormar Carpets has won the ‘Longstanding Support Award’ from Carpet Recycling UK for their strong commitment to carpet recycling and sustainability.
A Team from Cormar Carpets, PPS Commercials, DAF Trucks and CVL Ltd has completed “The Way of the Roses” bike ride, raising over £1200 for the Booth Centre charity in Manchester.
Cormar Carpets has been named ‘Supplier of the Year’ for the 12th consecutive time by buying group, Flooring One.