Robert Howard (MBE) is a founding member of The Tile Association, starting his career as an apprentice; he has been in the tiling industry for over 50 years.

Bob currently chairs TTA Training Committee, as well as being a member of the board and a member of the Technical Committee. He is also President of the European Union of Tile Fixers.

During his career, he was awarded an MBE for his service to the British wall and floor tile industry. In 2001, Bob was awarded Freedom of the City of London.

Bob has contributed extensively to the development of a 10 year training plan to achieve a qualified workforce.