WoolSafe Member’s Educational Conference UK 2023

Date/Time
11/May/2023 - 12/May/2023
8:30 am - 5:30 pm

WoolSafe Member's Educational Conference UK 2023

WoolSafe Conference Day 1

Thursday 11th May 2023

Reception at 08:30am for 9:00am start. Finish at 5:00pm

The conference will be a day of seminars and workshops followed by (optional) evening banquet. The event is being held at the lovely Stourport Manor Hotel in Worcestershire. The central location means the event is under an hour’s drive from Birmingham (and BHX airport) and around 2.5 hours drive from both London and Exeter in the south, Swansea in Wales and Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester in the North of England.

Seminars 

WOOLSAFE TECHNICAL RESEARCH TOPIC: About Dr Agnes Zsednai 

Topic to be confirmed

Agnes is Managing Director of the WoolSafe Organisation and tutors the Fibre Care Specialist training course. She has a PhD in chemistry and runs the WoolSafe Approved product certification programme.

PUT THE POWER OF RELATIONSHIP MARKETING TO WORK FOR YOUR BUSINESS! About Jim Bardwell

Some of the biggest names in modern business acumen today agree that a robust RMS (Relationship Marketing System) is an essential aspect of a successful business!

In this presentation, we will discover some of the most powerful aspects of this vital marketing tool. Attending this presentation will equip you with tangible, implementable techniques that you can utilize in your operation.

Bonus topic: Relationship marketing is not only limited to B2C but also B2B! Jim will share the importance of building relationships with other businesses through relationship marketing and demonstrate how you can create a network of referring partners by fostering good relationships with other companies to help them grow and succeed!

STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS  Darren Curtis

Darren Curtis will be pulling back the curtain on his and his family’s journey through the ups and downs of self-employment. Having spent over £50k on self-development over the past two decades, he will be sharing some of the tools, tips and techniques that have enabled him to go from stress, frustration and overwhelm to happiness, success and a great work/life balance.

Warning: Strong language may be used in this presentation!

Workshops 

STAIN REMOVAL AND COLOUR REPAIR ON SISAL CARPET: About Gabriel Andreca  

Widely accepted as one of the most challenging fibres to clean this is a great opportunity to add this knowledge to your arsenal. Gabriel Andreca will demonstrate his tried and tested skills and show you how to successfully remove common spills. Where the removal of spills results in colour loss, or change of colour, Gabriel will demonstrate colour correction with dyes specially formulated for use on cellulosic fibres.

UPHOLSTERY FINE TEXTILE IDENTIFICATION AND CLEANING: About Paul Pearce

Paul will share his vast knowledge on fine textiles. He’ll show how to correctly identify textiles, their fibre content and construction. Paul will demonstrate how this knowledge influences your decisions when choosing the cleaning chemistry and techniques you will use.

ESSENTIAL CARPET REPAIR FOR CARPET CLEANERS: About Adam Jankowski

If stain removal and colour correction are unsuccessful, the next possible option is carpet repair. Adam will demonstrate how to retuft small areas of damage and how to make invisible ‘bonded insert’ repairs. Trainees will come away with the knowledge to make these repairs. Then it is a case of  ‘practice makes perfect’.

SETTING UP A SMALL RUG CLEANING FACILITY ON A BUDGET – AND TOP TIPS FOR MARKETING THIS SEPERATE SERVICE! About Allan Simmons

Allan will explain how he set up a rug spa in a very small unit. He’ll chat to you about the work flow within the facility and the key equipment you should invest in first, to get the optimum benefit. Allan will also explain some of the pitfalls to avoid so you can save money by learning from his mistakes. Delegates will leave with several example plans for rug spa set-ups and easy to action marketing tips.

*If there is a particular workshop you would like to see added, please get in touch with [email protected] and we will do our best make it happen.*

 

Evening Banquet

Select three courses from a delicious choice of starters, mains and desserts!

 

WoolSafe Conference Day 2 Tours 

Tour 1. Brockway Carpets – Friday 12th May 2023 (10:00am -12:00pm) Sold Out

A mill tour at Brockway Carpets. Brockway is a highly innovative company with a focus on developing production methods that are more sustainable. During the tour you will learn all about elements of carpet design, woven Wilton and tufted broadloom carpet manufacture as well as Brockway’s unique Envirobac system.

10:00 am Arrival for Tea and Coffee

10:15 am Intro / Safety talk / Wool to yarn to carpet

10:35 am Tour of Hoobrook site

11:40 am end Tour

12:00 pm Leave

Tour 2. Hartlebury Castle – Friday 12th May 2023

Hartlebury Castle was the home of the Bishops of Worcester from 855 to 2007. Three of our bishops became saints, two were burned at the stake for their faith, one became the Pope who refused Henry the VIII his divorce and another was present at the execution of Mary Queen of Scots. They have amazing stories to tell and their history and that of Hartlebury Castle is inextricably linked with the history of the nation.

Venue – Stourport Manor Hotel

WoolSafe has agreed preferential rates with Stourport Manor and secured several rooms. However, please book early to avoid disappointment. When booking please contact the hotel directly and mention the WoolSafe conference to receive the special rate of £85.00 per room per night inclusive of breakfast and use of the pool and leisure facilities.

Call the Stourport Manor Hotel team
03300 283 421

About Stourport Manor

Places are limited so book today!

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

We would like to thank the following companies for sponsoring the event.
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Bookings

Bookings are closed for this event.