2017 Awards

The Finalists of the 2017 Young Builder of the Year Awards are announced

The 2016 finalists pictured on the House of Commons Terrace

The Finalists of the 2017 Young Builder of the Year Awards have been announced, as follows: –

14 to 18 year old category

Harvey Baker – Essex Youthbuild, Chelmsford, Essex

Anthony Brown – The Hub Construction Skills Centre, Barnardo’s, London

Kyron Dalton – Essex Youthbuild, Chelmsford, Essex

Thomas Forster – Palmersville Training, Barnardo’s, Newcastle upon Tyne

Callum HarrisLovell Parnership, Birmingham

Zafar TandelThe Hub Construction Skills Centre, Barnardo’s, London

18 to 24 year old category

Lewis Clayton – Wakefield District Housing, Wakefield

Elizabeth Gibbs – Redrow Homes, Tamworth

Morwenna Harrington – Bath College, Bath

Kain Myatt – Weaver Vale Housing Trust, Northwich

Daniel Murray – Wates, Birmingham

Arben Ndreca – The Electrical Company, Westerham, Kent

Abdourahim Njie – BAM Construct UK, Hemel Hempstead

Aimal Rahmani – East Thames / Higgins Construction, London

Adriano Rodrigues – Notting Hill Housing Group, London

Jordon Saunders – TrAC / Morgan Sindall, Brighton

Elliot Smith – St Edmunds Society, Norwich

Dean Stevens – Notting Hill Housing Group, London.

Elizabeth Tanner – Merlin Housing Society, Bristol

Jermel Thomas – Multiplex Construction Europe, London

Charlotte Twaite – Cyfle Building Skills, Neath

The Finalists and their guests have been invited to the Awards Ceremony, to be held at the House of Commons on Wednesday 18th October 2017, when the winners will be announced.

The Young Builder of the Year Awards celebrate the achievements of young people who despite having to overcome personal barriers have succeeded in training for and or gaining employment in the construction industry.

The competition which began in 2000 is open to young builders from across the UK and is now entering its 18th year.

The finalists are invited to the Awards Ceremony, held at the House of Commons, in October each year, when the winners are announced.

We are seek applications from young builders who are: –

  • in employment and/or training aged between 18 and 24 years old.
  • still in education or training (including apprentices) aged between 14 and 18 years old.

There is a prize fund of £7,500 and all shortlisted finalists will receive a certificate and tools vouchers.

Subject to the judge’s discretion the winner of the 18 – 24 year old category may receive up to £1,500 (including tools), with further awards to the runners up.

The winner of the 14 to 18 year old category will receive up to £750 (including tools) and their educational establishment will receive tools worth up to £500.

For further information, please contact Howard Platts, by telephone: 07779 962221 or by e-mail: howard@ybuk.org

The 2017 Young Builder of the Year Awards are sponsored by NHBC, Skanska, Toolstation, B&CE Charitable Trust and CECA for further information please visit our Sponsors page