BLFA Council Meeting November 2014

The next meeting of the British Laminate Fabricators Association Council will take place on Thursday 27th November 2014 at 15:00hrs and will precede the Annual General Meeting.

The meeting will be held at Crewe Hall, Weston Rd, Haslington, Crewe CW1 6UZ

Annual Golf Competition 2014


The 2014 BLFA annual golf competition was held on Thursday 22nd May  at the Marriott Breadsall Priory Hotel & Country Club, Moor Road, Morley  Derbyshire DE7 6DL

As one of the most eagerly awaited events in the BLFA calendar  we are pleased to report that the day was a real success, despite the extreme weather ! Many of the teams had to evacuate the course due a brief storm, lightning included, but the day then continued with most managing to complete the afternoon round.

An evening dinner was held afterwards with a prize presentation to the winners and runners up of the various trophies including the President’s Putter and the Christopher Thomas Trophy.

A special thanks must go to Graham Douglas and the team at Excelsior Panelling Systems who put so much into organising the day.

We look forward to arranging another event next year and we are hoping to book the same venue as everyone was very impressed with the golf and hotel facilities.


Here are some more pictures from the evening dinner:



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Golf pic



BLFA visit Westag & Getalit, Germany

The BLFA received an invitation to take a delegation of members to visit the production plant of Westag & Getalit AG, in Rheda-Wiedenbruck, Germany. The visit took place from Wednesday 18th September until Friday 20th September 2013.

The delegates experienced a comprehensive programme at the production plants and offices of Westag & Getalit and were generously hosted by the management. A wide range of high quality products and manufacturing processes were seen including state of the art printing technology for laminates and other surface materials.

The BLFA would like to thank Westag & Getalit for this excellent opportunity which was thoroughly enjoyed by all who came along.

AGM 2013

The Annual General Meeting and Dinner of the British Laminate Fabricators Association was held on Thursday 28th November 2013 at the Hellidon Lakes Hotel. We saw a record turnout of 147 and the evening was a huge success. Members and their guests enjoyed the opportunity to network with each other and also the chance to grab a photo with our guest speaker Mark ‘The Beast’ Labbett as seen on the popular game show The Chase.

BLFA Chairman Grant Turner launched the new BLFA brochure and website and also announced a forthcoming nationwide marketing campaign.

Look out for details of next year’s event which will be posted online in 2014.

Annual Golf Competition 2013

This year’s BLFA annual golf competition in May was held at the Drayton Park Golf Club.

A great day of superb golf was enjoyed by all and this was followed by very enjoyable dinner and prize giving presentation in the evening. If you would like to enquire about booking for next year’s event please email Any non-golfers are welcome to join us for dinner afterwards where various trophies and prizes will be awarded, including the Christopher Thomas Memorial Trophy and the President’s Putter.

Next year’s event will be held at the Marriott Breadsall Priory Hotel & Country Club, Moor Road, Morley Derbyshire DE7 6DL

Application forms for this event will be posted out to all members shortly.

Ladies Race Day

Ladies Race Day

A fantastic Day at the Races was organised recently by our newly appointed Committee Member Sonia Bassett. Here are just a few pictures of some of the ladies from the Association enjoying the day at Nottingham Racecourse in June.

A great time was had by all and it was a superb opportunity to get together. A similar event is being planned for next year so watch this space!