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Queen’s Award for Cyfle Building Skills

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

Finalists announced for the 2016 Young Builder of the Year Awards

0Post Date: August 16, 2016

Following the judging process the following have been chosen as this year’s finalists: –
14 to 18 Year Olds still in education or training (including apprentices)
Harry Knox                        Barnardo’s – The Hub
Marc Lambert                   Action for Children and Carter Ceilings
Chloe MacDonald            Action for Children and Baxter & Gillespie
Jack Metcalfe                    Farnborough College and Barratt Homes
Sophie Tomkins               St Edmond’s Society
Luke Wilson                       Action for Children and DV McColl
 
18 to 24 Year Olds in employment and training
Jordan Ball                         Construction Design Centre
Thomas Barber                 Kier
Jennifer […]

New Trustee for Youthbuild UK

0Post Date: August 11, 2016

We are delighted to announce that Kevin O’Connor, the Head of Social Responsibility and Inclusion at Durkan Limited has joined the Board of Trustees.
Kevin’s experience in voluntary sector, working with street homeless alcohol and drugs services together with his extensive construction experience, means that he fully understands and appreciates the Youthbuild ethos.
We very much look forward to working with Kevin in the future.
 

2016 Awards are now open

0Post Date: May 2, 2016

Applications for the 2016 Young Builder of the Year Awards are now open.
There are two categories: –
14 to 18 year olds still in education or training
18 to 24 year olds in employment or training
For further information about the 2016 Young Builder of the Year Awards, please go to the 2016 Awards page, where guidance about completing applications and the application forms can be downloaded from.
Applications close on Friday 29th July 2016.
For 2016, there is an overall prize fund of […]

New Chair for YBUK

0Post Date: April 13, 2016

Stephen Ratcliffe, formerly Director of UKCG, was appointed as Chair of Youthbuild UK (YBUK) at the Trustees Meeting held on 6th April 2016. He has been involved with YBUK as Chair of the Young Builder of the Year Awards Judging Panel for the last 5 years. Stephen became a Trustee of YBUK in November 2015.
Joe Brennan was appointed as Deputy Chair. Joe had been acting as interim Chair for the last year and we wish to thank him for […]