Dave Stott, through his company Elite Tiling, serves Greater Manchester and the northwest. He is also the co-owner of Monster Tiling who are a large format specialist tiling company. Dave has over 22 years military service under his belt and has now been tiling for over ten years. His lengthy formal training portfolio, with nationally recognised qualifications, extends into such areas as wet rooms, underfloor heating and beyond. He is not just a trained tiler, but is a former tiling instructor.

Dave tells it straight and believes in getting things right the first time, as you might expect from a former soldier. 23 years’ army service took him everywhere from Iraq to Afghanistan. He started fixing during his final months in uniform and completed a forces resettlement course on wall and floor tiling skills. Through this, he met Mark Humphreys, a long-standing TTA member.

Training others, however rewarding, is not the same as fixing. Dave’s passion for tiles meant that, sooner or later, he would have to be a full-time fixer. On November 25th, 2007, he went ‘on the tools’ and Elite Tiling was born.