A new take on training

Mark Thornton

Mark Thornton

The Single Ply Roofing Association (SPRA) has announced that Mark Thornton has taken on the role of SPRA training manager.

The Association says that Mark’s 30 years within the commercial roofing sector – both ‘on the tools’ and within strategic management – have given him an extensive skills and knowledge base.

Cathie Clarke, SPRA’s CEO, said: “Mark’s obvious enthusiasm and energy will be a great asset to SPRA and I am sure that he will have a positive impact on members and strategic partners alike as he works with all stakeholders to address the skills issues facing our industry”.

As the trade body for this specialist roofing sector, SPRA works to promote the importance of skills and training and says it is a key requirement of membership.

SPRA currently offers three routes (ref: to achievement of the Level 2 NVQ Waterproofing in Single Ply and says it is always seeking to enhance existing career choices and develop new and accessible training options, such as the Basic Competency Programme (BCP).

Mark is a member of both the Chartered Institute of Building and the Institute of Roofing.

He commented: “I am passionate about raising standards in the industry and am looking forward to developing and promoting SPRA’s training initiatives”.