Committed to educating the flat roofing sector in adhesive and primer technology, Apollo Roofing has launched a new educational website, with a fresh new look.
A UK-BASED privately-owned manufacturer, Apollo has been developing and manufacturing adhesives and primers for almost 50 years and specifically for the roofing sector for over 25.
During this time, Apollo Roofing has committed to raising industry standards in adhesive and primer technology. The new educational website is a part of this. We want to help industry get the most benefit from their adhesive and primer products to allow for the creation of high-performance flat waterproofing systems.
The new website is something Apollo Roofing had been planning for some time, but the need for an online educational tool became even more evident once the Covid-19 pandemic hit. It aims to deliver key information in an educational, easy-to-use and accessible way.
Apollo has always wanted to create a tool that allowed customers and others in the industry to access training and/or useful tips and advice when they need it. Covid-19 clearly prevented ‘hands-on’ training, which further highlighted that such a tool was a step in the right direction. Moving forward, it will not replace ‘hands-on’ training in the future (for our customers), but it is there for customers and the industry, when they need it, offering convenience.
To coincide with our new website, we have also refreshed our branding with new colours, giving all of our communication materials a more modern and simplified look.
We should highlight that you will never see Apollo Roofing’s brand on products in the flat roofing sector. Instead, we remain committed to supporting OEMs by supplying high quality products and educating on appropriate application.
Key features of the Apollo website:
Forward-thinking ‘Knowledge Hub’
Keen to share our knowledge and expertise, the ‘knowledge Hub’ is open to all in the flat roofing industry. The Apollo Roofing website includes a range of up-to-date application videos and extensive blogs. This comprises of advice on product characteristics and key product selection criteria to application and storage advice. There is also information on industry issues impacting adhesive technology – and so much more. Apollo called it the ‘Knowledge Hub’ as it is an informative information bank, which utilises nearly 50 years of adhesive know-how and expertise.
Bespoke ‘Customer Area’
Only Apollo Roofing’s customers have access to their own password protected private area, which features technical data sheets (TDS) and safety data sheets (SDS), as well as suggested tailored content for each product supplied. This could be in article, blog or video format. The aim is to ensure each of our customers have all of the information they need. We are also happy to hear any ideas our customers may have for what they would like to see in their private area!
Quick, modern, and easy-to-use
As well as having a fresh new look, the Apollo Roofing website is fast-loading with easy-to-use navigation, allowing you to get the information you need quickly and easily. Available on various platforms, desktop, laptop and mobile, the Apollo Roofing website has been professionally designed to ensure speed of navigation. Each section has been clearly marked out so you can find what you are looking for in moments.
Visit the new Apollo Roofing website
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THE ROOFING INDUSTRY proved itself award-winning at this year’s Inspire Awards 2021, with no less than seven nominations and awards.
The Inspire Awards recognises and inspires a diverse and inclusive culture in industry by celebrating those who are leading the way.
Finalists including Kate and Jenny of SPV Group, Mark Dunn, Matt Wilde, Keely Warren and Sarah Turner of Langley Waterproofing Systems, Denise Cherry of the Yorkshire Independent Roof Training Group (YIRTG), Sam Broomhall and Kulli Khlossa of Juniper Training and Roz Richardson of Proteus Waterproofing.
Firstly, West Midlands based SPV Group is celebrating having scooped the Most Inspiring Training Programme award for its training provision delivered in partnership with Juniper Training Ltd.
Starting a new training centre from scratch, SPV Group offers an introduction to construction to 16+ years old youngsters who are sometimes without formal qualifications. Delivering under the Building Futures programme, the SPV model is to collaborate with manufacturers and suppliers of roofing products to offer training that is relevant, up to date and delivered by subject experts. Now on its third cohort of trainees, many young people have gone on to start roofing apprenticeships both with SPV Group and other Midlands roofing contractor companies.
Denise Cherry, Group Training Officer of Yorkshire Roof Training Group was shortlisted in the Most Inspiring Awareness Campaign Category. This was for the work done on the Proud to Promote Roofing campaign, which delivers interactive activities for young people to raise awareness of opportunities across the roofing industry.
Langley Waterproofing Ltd were shortlisted in the Most Inspiring Apprenticeship programme and Most Inspiring Supplier categories. The nomination was for the hugely successful design, promotion and delivery of the firm’s the Built Up Roofing Trailblazer.The training has been extensively welcomed by industry by contractors attending training at centres across England and Wales.
SPV Group’s Commercial Director, Kate Whatley, was also personally shortlisted in the Most Inspiring Mentor section, for her work with apprentices both employed by SPV and with students at SPV’s training centre.
One example of Kate s mentoring abilities is SPV Contracts Manager, Jenny Kinsella who was shortlisted in the Rising Star category. Jenny has been with SPV since leaving school and has progressed through the business and now confidently works as Contacts Manager for one of SPV’s key clients.
Roz Richardson of Proteus Waterproofing Ltd took home a Highly Commended Award in the Most Inspiring Mentor category. Roz runs quality and office services at Proteus and has a policy of encouraging apprentices to grow and build their confidence as the business grows. Roz sees the benefit of this as providing a team which bonds through shared experiences and develops confidence through shared objectives.
Roofing nominees and winners were shortlisted with some of the biggest companies in the construction industry, such as NHBC, Engie and Volkerlaser.