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2014 Young Builder of the Year Awards Launched

Rt Hon Nick Raynsford MP, President of Youthbuild UK launched the 15th Young Builder of the Year Awards today, 6th May 2014.

He said “I’m delighted to launch the 15th Young builder of the Year Awards to celebrate the achievements of young people, who despite having to overcome a range of barriers have succeeded in training for and or gaining employment in the construction industry.

This launch is timely, following as it does on the recent call from the All-Party Parliamentarians’ Inquiry No more lost generations, for a major expansion in training and employment opportunities for young people in construction.

The finalists will be invited to the Awards Ceremony on Wednesday 15th October 2014 at the House of Commons, when I very much look forward to meeting them.”

To find out more about the 2014 Awards click here.


Sponsors Announced

Youthbuild UK announced the sponsors of the 2014 Young Builder of the Year Awards.

NHBC are our key sponsor for the 15th year.

Skanska UK, Land Securities, Places for People and Orbit Homes have once again agreed to sponsor the Awards.

We are delighted that Toolstation are again sponsoring the tools prizes, having stepped in at the last minute to help us in 2013.

Full details of our sponsors can be found on the 2014 Sponsors page on our website.


Judges Announced

Youthbuild UK announced the judges for the 2014 Young Builder of the Year Awards today, 1st May 2014.

We are delighted that all of last year’s judging panel have agreed to judge the 2014 Awards.

The panel comprises: –

  • Chair – Stephen Ratcliffe, Director of UKCG
  • Judy Lowe – Deputy Chairman CITB
  • Alasdair Reisner, Director CECA
  • Paul Chandler, Executive Vice President Skanska UK
  • Rob Lockey, Training Service Manager NHBC

For further information please see the Judges page on our website.


Website Update

We have been re-building our website over the last few weeks and are launching it today.

We hope that the revised format is easier to use and more informative.

Over the next few weeks we will be adding new information and features.