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2017 Young Builder of the Year Winners announced

Category: Uncategorized 0Post Date: October 18, 2017

All of the 2018 Young Builder of the Year Awards finalists with Baroness Smith of Basildon & Lindsay Hoyle MP, held at the House of Commons, Westminster, London, UK.
The Results of the 2017 Young Builder of the Year Awards were announced at the Awards Ceremony, held at the House of Commons on Wednesday 18th October 2017: –
18 to 24 year old category
Winner – Arben Faulkner – The Electrical Company, London
Runner-Up – Elizabeth Tanner – Merlin Housing Society, Bristol
Highly Commended […]

2017 Finalists Announced

Category: Uncategorized 0Post Date: August 15, 2017

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 Harris – Lovell Parnership, Birmingham
Zafar Tandel – The Hub Construction Skills Centre, Barnardo’s, London
18 to 24 year old category
Lewis Clayton – Wakefield District Housing, Wakefield
Elizabeth Gibbs – Redrow […]

Final call for applications

Category: Uncategorized 0Post Date: July 24, 2017

Final call for Applications – 2017 Young Builder of the Year Awards
Applications for this year’s Awards close on Friday 28th July.
To find out how to apply please go to the 2017 Awards page.
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 […]

Applications open for 2017 Awards

Category: Uncategorized 0Post Date: May 18, 2017

Applications for the 2017 Young Builder of the Year Awards are now open
Justin Phillips, who was a Highly Commended Finalist at last year’s Awards, launched the 2017 Young Builder of the Year Awards, at Youthbuild UK’s Building Pathways Event, held in Cambridge on 17th May, where he told he had transformed his life from being a young offender to becoming a management trainee. He also said how much attending the Awards Ceremony at the House of Commons had meant […]

Queen’s Award for Cyfle Building Skills

Category: Uncategorized 0Post Date: April 26, 2017

Cyfle Building Skills, a long term supporter of Youthbuild UK and current patron, has been awarded  the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation for 2017.
Shane Evans, the 2011 winner of Youthbuild UK’s Young Builder of the Year Awards, is a graduate of Cyfle’s shared apprenticeship scheme.
Many congratulations to everyone involved at Cyfle.
Please see press release below: –
A Regional Shared Apprenticeship Scheme based in Ammanford has been awarded with the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise: Innovation for 2017, the most prestigious business […]

Patrons’ Event 9th March 2017

Category: Uncategorized 0Post Date: March 10, 2017

Many thanks to everyone who attended the Youthbuild UK Patrons’ Event, held in the River Room at the House of Lords on Thursday, 9th March 2017.

In particular we would like to express our thanks to our President, the Rt Hon Baroness of Basildon, for hosting the event.

To all our speakers who inspired and entertained us.

Rebecca wins Tradeswoman of the Year award

Category: Uncategorized 0Post Date: March 2, 2017

Rebecca Russell, the Runner Up in 2015 Young Builder of the Year Awards, was named as the 2017 Tradeswoman of the Year at the Women in Construction Awards held at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate on Wednesday 1st March 2017.

Rebecca pictured receiving the Tradeswoman of the Year Award
Many congratulations from all at Youthbuild UK.
We are delighted that Rebecca has continued on her successful career path in construction.
Rebecca will be speaking at the Youthbuild UK Patrons’ Event, to be held at the […]

New Chair of Judging Panel

Category: Uncategorized 0Post Date: January 10, 2017

Youthbuild UK are delighted to announce that Alasdair Reisner, the Chief Executive of the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA), has been appointed as the new Chair of the Young Builder of the Year Judging Panel. Alasdair first became a Judge in 2012. He replaces Stephen Ratcliffe, the current Chair of Youthbuild UK, who has stood down as a Judge after 5 years service.
 
CECA is the representative body for companies who work day-to-day to deliver, upgrade, and maintain the country’s infrastructure.  With more than […]

Winners of the 2016 Young Builder of the Year Awards Announced

Category: Uncategorized 0Post Date: October 22, 2016

2016 YOUNG BUILDER OF THE YEAR WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Youthbuild UK has announced that Chidi Nnebe of Durkan, a London based construction company, is the 2016 Young Builder of the Year.
The UK-wide awards celebrate the achievements of young people who have overcome personal barriers to train and work for the construction industry.  The awards ceremony was held at the House of Commons on 19 October 2016 and the winners were presented with a trophy, framed certificate, a cheque, and vouchers from […]

John Bird to be guest speaker at the 2016 Young Builder of the Year Awards

Category: Uncategorized 1Post Date: September 6, 2016

John Bird, 70 was brought up in an orphanage and served time in a young offenders institution before he was out of his teens. During the turbulent and difficult times of his youth he often slept rough as one of London’s homeless.
He was, as he now frankly reflects, very much a part of the problems of society.
Gradually he realised that the only way to get out of the destructive circle into which he had grown up was to give […]