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We have moved

Since 1981 the Institute have worked out of an office building close to the centre of Birmingham known as “Exeter House”

When the building was first new it was quite a prestigious facility and was not difficult to access. As time passed the centre of Birmingham became more of a disadvantage than a benefit and it was felt that new premises should be sought.

Helen came across a detached office unit, in a dedicated courtyard on the edge of Coleshill industrial estate in Warwickshire. 

We now have the benefit of an excellent Board Room, plus an “Education room” which will be used for both tutoring, training courses and examinations.

In addition there is a small conference room which can be used for committee meetings, the facility for a properly accessible library and an IMF “museum” detailing our past!

The whole offices are double glazed and fully air-conditioned and so we look forward to (once Covid retractions are lifted, to putting together an open day to welcome all our members to the new facility.

Our new address is: 

New Exeter House, 2, The Courtyard, Roman Way, Coleshill, Warwickshire, B46 1HQ

Telephone: 0121 622 7387

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Nano-Care joins IMF

Following  the Surface World exhibition in March 2022  at the NEC , Simon Mercer is pleased to announce that Nano-Care UK has joined the Institute of Materials Finishing (IMF) as a Sustaining Member. 

After being introduced to the IMF at the show, Simon quickly realised the synergies between Nano-Care and the IMF in both supporting and furthering the use of coating technologies within all facets of industry, and the service solutions they offer all engineering sectors.  

Education is also a shared value between Nano-Care and the IMF, which is why Simon will be running through the history of nano-coatings and nano-ceramics for the Institute’s members on the 15th June. 

Through their association with the IMF, Nano-Care is ready to help build their education resources and understanding of nano-coatings / nano-ceramics – and how they can contribute to supporting businesses on their sustainability journeys.