A MURAL representing Newbiggin’s heritage has been painted in the town.

The TDB Training team stand proud in front of newly unveiled mural

As part of Gentoo and Bernicia Group’s home improvement partnership, they joined with charity Groundwork North East and a team of volunteers recently, to unveil a new look for the town’s seafront.

Artist James Mellon worked with volunteers from TDB Training in Ashington to paint the mural onto boards donated by Gentoo, using paints donated by Dulux Decorator Centres.

Project leader, Leanne Shipley, said: “The promenade is an important part of rejuvenating our town and we were really keen to bring some of Newbiggin’s history and future into the design.”




The award was presented to WARMSEAL at The Annual Glass Industry Health & Safety Conference 2012 held at Stoke on Trent and is supported by the Health & Safety Executive.


The Glass Charter Award was for Category 7 Best Training Initiative.


WARMSEAL had to submit an application form, plus covering letter detailing what had been done and future plans, evidence to support their application; this included the training TDB Training have already carried out for Warmseal.


This was won against some major competition from a lot of national window and glass manufacturers/suppliers.


Gary Kent states "TDB Training has played a big part in Warmseal Windows (Newcastle) Ltd winning this award as they are our preferred supplier for delivering training for both our employees and self employed sub contractors who carry out work on the behalf of Warmseal.


Big thank you to all the staff at TDB Training for your their effort, in particular to Laura who needs a special mention for all the help and support she has provided to Warmseal."


TDB Training have successfully become a City and Guilds Aproved Centre which will allow us to deliver nationally recognised, accredited courses in Business & Administration and Customer Service in due course.

Tracy Blades, Managing Director stated "I can confirm that we are now an official City and Guilds Centre. Well done to Joe Nicholson, Joe Lee and Dean Neary for their efforts."