The UK’s leading manufacturer of sustainable composite decking and cladding Composite Prime, has launched a free, online training programme for labouring professionals in Yorkshire to become accredited installers of the brand’s luxury decking products .

Following a surge in garden renovations and home improvements in 2020, Composite Prime is bolstering its brand with the introduction of the ‘PRO Installers Network’, a dedicated sales force with the skills to sell and install Composite Prime decking products. The programme is suitable for both self employed individuals and commercial landscape companies in Yorkshire to drive further revenue.

Hosted entirely online, the training programme enables participants to become fully qualified via online video training, exams and one-on-one tuition. Following completion of the application and training elements, applicants can be approved and ready to work within a week.

Charles Taylor, Sales Director said: “There were a few benefits during the height of the pandemic besides being able to stay home and safe with family. One change that is set to stay is the appreciation and use of outdoor space, particularly the garden.

“Large or small, lockdown saw homeowners create valuable and non-expendable spaces from outdoor dining areas and home offices, to safe spaces for children to play. This extension of the home and use of outdoor space is a trend set to continue as individuals and families create garden havens for year-round use.

“We saw a huge increase in demand for composite decking during the lockdown period. Composite Prime decking is sustainable and unique as it is made using 100% recycled plastic and FSC® certified oak wood flour. The demand is continuing and the launch of PRO Installer Network in Yorkshire is our way to meet this demand and provide an inclusive purchase-to-fit experience for our customers.

“Our products are the very best on the market and are manufactured to stand the test of time. They’re stylish, durable and easy to keep looking like new. Plus, with a huge range of choice for consumers and the added benefit of the Composite Prime financial payment plan, we’re prepared to see demand surge even further.”

Approved installers in Yorkshire will act as accredited salesmen and will be promoted on Composite Prime’s website as accredited partners to install Composite Prime decking products for consumers. The Pro Installers will have access to a free design software and the opportunity to sell customers decking by utilising Composite Prime’s exclusive monthly financial payment plan.

Charles continued: “The soft launch of the scheme has been extremely successful and we have had a vast amount of interest that we hope will continue to grow whilst benefiting the economy with new jobs in Yorkshire. We’re urging professionals who may be looking for new sources of income, those who may be out of work or existing landscaping companies who want to expand into offering their customers the very best decking on the market to get in touch and sign up to the programme. It’s really easy to apply, the application can be saved and completed in segments - or completing it in a timely manner could mean applicants are accredited within a week.”

Composite Prime is the UK’s leading manufacturer of composite decking and flooring products. The company is ethically minded and has saved the equivalent of 90 million plastic milk bottles from landfill and 280 plastic bottles per square meter of decking are recycled.