2014 Awards

YOUNG BUILDER OF THE YEAR AWARDS

2014 WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The winners of the 2014 Young Builder of the Year were announced at the Awards Ceremony held at the House of Commons on Wednesday, 15th October 2014.

Brett Barlow - 2014 Winner 16 to 24 categoryBrett Barlow, 2014 Young Builder of the Year
 

 16 to 24 Year Old Category Winner: Brett Barlow

 

Vana O'Brien - 2014 Joint Runner Up 16 to 24 categoryRalph Davis - 2014 Joint Runner Up 16 to 24 category

Joint Runners Up: Vana O’Brien and Ralph Davis

Dylan Jones - 2014 Highly Commended 16 to 24 categoryLewis Matthews - 2014 Highly Commended 16 to 24 category

Highly Commended: Dylan Jones and Lewis Matthews

Tommy Lee, Jordan Richards & James Cocks - 2014 Commended 16 to 24 categoryJoe Hayes & Dillon Hutton - 2014 Commended 16 to 24 categoryMitchell Bills, Russell Boulton & James Watson - 2014 Commended 16 to 24 categoryShawn Lee & Fraser Niven - 2014 Commended 16 to 24 category

Commended: Michael Bills, Russell Boulton, James Cocks, Joe Hayes, Dillon Hutton, Shaun Lee, Tommy Lee, Frazer Niven, Jordan Richards and James Watson

14 to 16 Year Old Category

Sam Alexander - 2014 Joint Winner 14 to 16 category     Joint Winners 14 to 16Tiffany Treanor-Johnson - 2014 Joint Winner 14 to 16 category

Sam Alexander                                                                                   Tiffany Treanor-Johnson

 

14 to 16 Year Old Category Joint Winners: Tiffany Treanor-Johnson and Sam Alexander

Orlando Horner, Jake Mawson & Luke Clarke - 2014 Commended 14 to 16 category

Commended: Luke Clarke, Orlando Horner and Jake Mawson

 

The 2014 Finalists The 2014 Finalists, seen at the House of Commons Terrace, 15th October 2014

 

Over 140 people, including politicians, senior figures from the construction industry, colleges, training organisations, finalists and their families and supporters, gathered on the House of Commons Terrace to celebrate the achievements of the 2014 finalists.

Guests attending the Young Builder of the Year Awards

Guests attending the 2014 Awards

 

Stephen Ratcliffe, Director of the UK Contractors Group and Chair of the Judging Panel described the difficult task he and his fellow judges had in choosing the finalists from the excellent applications received, let alone selecting the winners!

Did we make the right decision? Judges Judy Lowe and Stephen Ratcliffe

Did we make the right decision? – Judges Judy Lowe and Stephen Ratcliffe

 

As we now know, this resulted in there being Joint Runners Up in the 16 to 24 year old category and Joint Winners of the 14 to 16 year old category.

Paul Chandler of SkanskaNeil Carroll of Toolstation

Paul Chandler of Skanska and Neil Carroll of Toolstation

 

We would not be able to hold the Awards without the generous support of our sponsors. Our thanks go to Land Securities, NHBC, Orbit Homes, Places for People, Skanska, Toolstation and UKCG.

Our very special thanks go to Rt Hon Nick Raynsford MP, the President of Youthbuild UK, who once again hosted the Awards at the House of Commons. Nick has been supporting us for over 10 years and is standing down as President after the 2014 Awards. He has been a champion of the construction industry for many years and has always supported young people to succeed, whatever the barriers they may have had to overcome.

Presentation to Nick Raynsford

Angela Smith makes a presentation to Nick Raynsford

 

We are delighted that Angela Smith, Baroness Smith of Basildon, has agreed to become our new President. We very much look forward to working with her in the future.

The Awards Ceremony was a great day out for all involved – thank you all for attending.

2014 Finalists on the London Eye

The 2014 Finalists on the London Eye

Celebrating Young Peoples’ Success