Meet Our Team

Training is carried out by our team of technical experts who have extensive knowledge and practical experience of the flooring and tiling industries which allows our courses to remain accurate and up-to-date, covering the latest information, technological advances and industry regulations. Away from our training academies, the team are also available nationwide to offer advice, support and training, not just over the phone, but in person and on-site.

Lewis Lupton

National Training Manager

Lewis is well-known in the industry, having joined BAL in 2012 after an extensive career as a tradesman and then…

Dave Rowley

Technical Support Manager (North West)

After training himself at Salford College while at Hamil Tiles, Dave joined BAL in 1992 as a training assistant. In…

James Hailstones

Technical Support Manager (Scotland)

James has more than 30 years in the industry having first worked as an apprentice tile fixer for his father….

Lino Ciriaco

Technical Support Manager (South West & South Wales)

Lino has been with the company for more than 20 years and has more than 35 years of experience in…

Vince Ruffini

Technical Support Manager (South East & South London)

Vince began his career at the age of 17 when he joined his father’s business, and together they offered full…

David Hilton

Technical Support Manager (West Midlands & North Wales)

Qualifying at South Birmingham College, David has over 25 years of extensive experience running his own tiling company including subcontracting…

Bradley Cutts

Technical Support Manager (East Anglia & North London)

In 2012, Bradley joined ARDEX straight from school as a Laboratory Technician. His role began in quality control and research…

Gary Haigh

Technical Support Manager (North East)

Gary started in the flooring industry with an apprenticeship in 1990 at 16 years of age, straight out of school….

Matthew Mowforth

Technical Support Manager (East Midlands)

After leaving school in 1988, aged 16, Matthew originally wanted to become a chef but, having helped out his father,…

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