JF&S in Valencia deal!

November 2007

John Foley & Son are proud to be sponsoring the Killingworth Young Peoples Club, Valencia Under 12's.

The much needed money will go towards training tops for the whole team and help replace parts of football kit that have been damaged or gone missing.

KYPC is a large club with hundreds of members, not only providing football but other activities to children and young people around the area.

It has been established for 25 years and has a small army of volunteers. Various local councillors and MP's have links with the club which also enjoys the support of a number of sponsors, from individuals to companies.

Everyone here at John Foley & Son wishes Valencia Under 12's all the best for the 2007/2008 season.

Howay the lads!

football team

Onwards and Upwards

April 2007

After half a Century in our Irton Street premises in Gosforth, we have finally moved due to our continued expansion.

As of 16th April 2007, we have relocated to our purpose built office and warehouse facility in Killingworth.

The new premises are named after the late Jack Foley who founded the company back in 1957. We are currently working to expand the property further, with plans in place to open an on site showroom.

This will be open to both private and trade customers, allowing us to showcase the best selections of tiles and be on hand to offer advice from our fully trained tilers on site.

So, warehouse, office and showroom all centralised in one location making your life easier and our service to you even better thanks to lots of thought and planning from John Foley MD.


March 2007

John Foley & Son have been awarded the contract to tile a new Italian restaurant in Ponteland, Newcastle upon Tyne.

John Foley & Son are pleased to announce thier selection to provide all of the tiling for Fratelli, the latest Italian restaurant bar due to be opened by local entrepreneur, Paul Bernadelli. The restaurant is aimed at the more discerning clientele requiring hi-spec, luxury tiles in all communal areas as well as the staff only environments.

Tiles for the fit-out were Keraben Yaiza Beige 333x666, Keraben Marron Listel 333x30, and Keraben Marron Floral Listel 333x60 and were supplied by CTD. Tradesmen involved: David Brown, Robert Thompson, Brian Busby, Mick Busby, Jon Harvey.

Our Glenn goes for gold!

March 2007

Northumberland College students have scooped Gold and Silver at the national final of Skillbuild.

Glenn Rourke, 21, from Newcastle, was awarded gold and Stephen Elliot, 17, from Gateshead, won silver in the competition, which encourages young people to compete in a number of specialist trades including wall and floor tiling, roofing, plastering, painting, stone masonry and carpentry.

The competition required each student to replicate a bathroom in less than two days. This involved some very difficult fittings and the insertion of movement joints, trims and fix floor tiling.

Glenn Rourke, who has recently completed an NVQ3 wall and floor tiling course at Northumberland College, commented: "Winning the award was great. I came third in last year's Skillbuild so I extremely pleased to win at this year's competition."

Steve Ainsley, Course Team Leader at Northumberland College enthused: "This is the second time that a student from Northumberland College has won gold at the Skillbuild competition so we are delighted."

Over 5,000 people attended the event, which was held at Barnfield College Luton, Bedfordshire, including Phil Hope MP, Under Secretary of State for Skills. The presentation evening was held at Whipsnade Zoo. All students who participated in the event were sponsored by The Tile Association, which represents all aspects of the wall and floor tile industry in the UK.

David Forbes, Chairman of The Tile Association commented: "The TTA is delighted that students from the tiling trades were gold and silver winners of this years Skillbuild. It recognises their achievements and skills and hopefully will encourage more people to take up tiling as a career."

He added: "We would like to encourage more tiling contractors to join the TTA and get their trainees to qualify for NVQs via our training programmes and perhaps be winners of Skillbuild in the future."

Glenn, Stephen and each of the regional winners received a cheque from The Tile Association and each finalist was presented with a Rubi Tile Cutter courtesy of

We have not lost the plot!

February 2007

The Bellway Group has provided more than 100,000 homes since it was formed in 1946 and is one of the largest housebuilders in the country with operations spanning the length and breadth of the United Kingdom. We are delighted to have won the second phase of their Denewood Court development in Stanley. This site alone consists of 40 plots comprising three and four bedroom homes.

Bellway development

Love me tender!

February 2007

Persimmon is a housebuilding company, which has been trading since 1972 and became a FTSE 100 company in December 2005. When a tender for a development of apartments in Gosforth landed on our desk, we were keen to win the contract as it was on our doorstep. After some intense research and keen pricing – we did! We are all very proud to be involved with this development and a few celebratory drinks were had by all.

Persimmon development

Yes Ministry!

January 2007

George Wimpey is a trading name of Taylor Wimpey UK Limited, which is a subsidiary of Taylor Wimpey plc. Taylor Wimpey UK Limited is a dedicated housebuilding company and with 125 years' experience, has an unparalleled record in the industry. The new Ministry development, situated on Benton Park Road, is a mixture of one, two bedroom apartments and two, three bedroom houses released in two phases. Winning this contract further demonstrates the strong working relationship between our two companies.

George Wimpey development