2019 Awards

Winners of the 2019 Young Builder of the Year Awards announced

Youth Build UK are delighted to announce the winners of Young Builder of the Year 2019.

Nick James from Jones Homes North West was chosen as the winner of the 18-24-year-old category and Dylan Connell of Barnardo’s ETS (North) as the winner of the 14-18-year-old category.

Youth Builder of the Year celebrates the achievements of young people, who despite having to overcome a range of barriers have succeeded in training for and gaining employment in the construction industry.

The winners were revealed at the Awards Ceremony held at the House of Commons on Wednesday 16th October, where the achievements of all the finalists were celebrated by their families, employers, mentors, senior figures from the construction industry and MPs.

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists of the Youth Build Young Builder of Year Awards 2019.  We wish you all the best in your future careers in the construction industry.

YBUK Winners of Young Builder Awards

See below for the full list of finalists:

14-18 year old category


Dylan Connell – Barnardo’s ETS (North)

Runner Up

Matthew Povey – Blackburn College


Bryden Giles – Stewart Milne Homes – Central Scotland

Bailey Holland – Redrow Homes – West London


18-24 year-old category


Nick James – Jones Homes North West

Runner Up

Chris Brown – Redrow Homes

Highly Commended

Damasus Dorbor – BAM Construct UK

Sam Goodbody – Lovell Partnerships Ltd.

Dylan Regan – Southern Housing Group


Adriano Di Murro – The Construction Training Initiative

Paul Falkingham – Incommunities Group Ltd.

Sultajan Marofkhail – Farnborough College of Technology

Rory Phillips – ENGIE

Jordan Pollock – Check-it-Scaffolding Services Ltd.

Jack Pope – Kier

Abdel Radji – Denbre Ltd.

Rebecca Russell – Croydon College

Andrew Sykes – Walter Thompson (Contractors) Ltd.

Amy Walsh – Bellway Homes Ltd. NW Division

Winners of the YBUK 2019 Awards