Jewson launches free 'Toolkit Talks' online sessions for tradespeople

As the focus shifts towards recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, UK builder's merchant Jewson is launching a series of free online sessions to help tradespeople get back on track.

The six-part series will cover topics ranging from how to win more business, to understanding building regulations, to promoting a company online and across social media.

"We want to do all we can to support our customers and the wider construction industry," said Andrew Cushing, Jewson Customer Director. "We've been working hard to make sure they can get the materials and supplies they need, but we know that's not always enough. Our Toolkit Talks are a brilliant source of information to help people get ahead. We're tapping into experts from across the trade to bring people the best advice possible that will make a real difference to their day-to-day lives."

The Toolkit Talks are based online, with tradespeople needing to register on the Jewson website to be sent a link to watch the sessions.

The first session will be broadcast on Friday 10 July and will be delivered in partnership with the team at Build Aviator. Hosted by Andrew Ellis, Design Estimator Director and Tim Myatt, Regional Sales Manager, it will cover the benefits of using Build Aviator's estimating software, as well as how tradespeople can make a positive impression on site to bring in more work.

Ellis said: "We are delighted to collaborate with Jewson on the first Toolkit Talks session and are looking forward to sharing some of our expertise. Build Aviator can not only help tradespeople generate precise material lists and quotes for their clients, but also proves invaluable when it comes to retaining work and generating new leads- all of which will be discussed during the session."

Subsequent talks will cover building regulations, tax returns, accounts, expenses, setting up a new business, and company promotion. There will also be a panel discussion focusing on 'putting brain and body first'.

Those interested in joining the sessions live can sign up to receive a link.