PM shows importance of roofing industry ahead of G7 Summit

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson tried his hand at roof slating on 9 June, 2021, at the West Carclaze Garden Village housing development in St Austell, Cornwall, ahead of the G7 Summit.

The Prime Minister will gather leaders of G7 nations, the EU and guest countries at the G7 Summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall on 11-13 June, where they will discuss how to build back better from coronavirus and create a greener, more prosperous future.

Commenting on this visit, James Talman, chief executive officer of the NFRC, said: “We are delighted that the Prime Minister chose to include roofing alongside the renewable energy and aerospace sectors in his pre-G7 tour of Cornwall. The Prime Minister clearly sees roofing as being integral to his levelling up agenda.

Now that he has had first-hand experience as a roofer, he would have seen how skilled and rewarding a craft it is. I encourage him to now back RoofCERT – the UK’s accreditation scheme for roofing operatives, to help professionalise the sector, up-skill roofers, and attract new talent into our industry, to help level up the UK and to build back better.