Armagh business eclipses Top UK firms to win prestigious industry awards
County Armagh Tile Specialists, Armatile, are the only Irish company to win an award at the National Tile Association Awards held recently in Birmingham.
At a gala celebration hosted by former English Rugby World Cup winner Kyran Bracken at the Forest of Arden Country Club Armatile were recipients of not one but two prestigious awards in recognition of their team’s high quality project work and bespoke surface design and manufacturing services.
Armatile, a family-owned business, has a dedicated facility that designs and manufactures bespoke tile designs and tailor made, fabricated furniture for commercial and residential clients throughout Ireland, UK and further afield. It regularly products to Europe and USA, and its expertise was acknowledged by the judging panel of industry leaders from across the UK and Ireland.
On receiving the award for ‘Excellence in Supply & Services’ on behalf of Armatile’s Manufacturing Team, Managing Director, Paul Quinn said;
“This award will further enhance our reputation as a reputable supplier of unique, high quality products to the specification market and will hopefully lead to the winning of more orders for the bespoke products designed and manufactured in our factory in Armagh.”
Armatile also won ‘The Best Heritage Project’ for the company’s work on the sympathetic refurbishment of St Patrick’s Church in Newtownards, Co Down. This historic old building, constructed in 1877 by revered English Architect Joseph Hansom, had fallen into a sorry state of disrepair with flooring so damaged it was totally beyond repair. Armatile was contacted for a solution that would restore the original integrity of the church by designing and sourcing a tiling package to create a new floor with bespoke handcrafted features that paid homage to the building’s history and linked with its beautiful architectural features.
The Best Heritage Project Award is a tribute to the dedication and skill of Armatile’s contract team on-site, supported by the unrivalled expertise of its design and manufacturing team, who were integral to the transformation and restoration at this historically important church. This conservation project is a great example of how Armatile works in partnership with all project stakeholders and utilises its specialist cutting expertise to provide a tailored ornate tile solutions that give a new lease of life to old buildings.
Main image: TTA Awards 2021 – Excellence in Supply and Services – L to R, Filippo Lacconi presents the Tile Association Award to Alex Longridge, Martin Mallon