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 Young Builder of the Year
16 to 24 Year Old Category Winner: Brett Barlow
Joint Runners Up: Vana O’Brien and Ralph Davis
Highly Commended: Dylan Jones and Lewis Matthews
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
14 to 16 Year Old Category Joint Winners: Tiffany Treanor-Johnson and Sam Alexander
Commended: Luke Clarke, Orlando Horner and Jake Mawson
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.