Are you a member of the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC)?

If so, then you are automatically a member of Yorkshire Independent Roof Training Group.

If you are not an NFRC member then you can become a member of YIRTG by paying an annual subscription,

Please contact to arrange membership and take advantage of the offers available to Group Members.


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The Training Group has management team meetings and Frequent Open Meetings.



Management Meetings

 are attended by the people listed opposite and deal with the day to day business of the group, but members should feel free to raise issues or concerns at these meeting by contacting any member of the management team.


Open Meetings

will focus on issues of relevance to member companies.  We are always open to suggestions on the content of these meetings.


Chairman - Alex Kettle-Metcalfe


Alex works for Everlast Waterproofing as a Contracts Co-Ordinator.


Alex has worked for Everlast for the last six years and his role includes managing and delivery of multiple refurbishment projects with a value up to £500,000. He enjoys his work, especially the variety of projects and the challenges offered. The company has recently won an award from the NFRC for Sheeting and Cladding and also a ROSPA award for health and safety,  and they have a strong focus on training across all levels of the business. 


Everlast has supported Alex through several qualifications including NEBOSH and a Level 6 qualification in Construction Site Management.   Part of his role includes selecting appropriate sub-contractors and arranging appropriate training for them so he holds a good knowledge of training requirements, and is keen to learn more and encourage the take up of training across the industry.  


The Senior Management of Everlast support his involvement with the group, both in terms of the time required to complete the role of chairman effectively and to offer advice and guidance on technical or other issues that might arise. 



Vice Chairman - Martin Adwick


Martin has significant experience in the industry including being a past chair of the Institute of Roofing. Martin is the Managing Director of Templar Roofing Ltd in Wakefield.



Treasurer - Peter Rogerson


Peter has a wealth of experience in the Roofing Industry and the group welcome his extensive experience to the team.



Training Officer - Denise Cherry


Denise Cherry is a training consultant and she has been Training Officer with the group for ten years. Denise is a member of the Instiitute of Roofing, she holds Level 4 qualifications in Learning & Development, Business Advice and Advice & Guidance. Find out more about Denise here.