Three young plasterers have been shortlisted as finalists for Plaisterers’ Training Awards ‘Student of the Year’.  The winner will be revealed at the awards ceremony on 9 November at Plaisterers’ Hall in London.

The Plaisterers’ Training Awards, now in its 17th year, are organised by the Worshipful Company of Plaisterers’, one of the historic Livery Companies of the City of London. The awards recognise the highest standards of achievement in training and education within the UK drylining and plastering trade.

Bill Mahony, The Master of the Worshipful Company of Plaisterers,  said: “This year we have (had) the largest field of excellent students since our ‘Student of the Year Award’ was introduced five years ago.  We are pleased to have this opportunity to recognise a new generation of skilled and enthusiastic young people wanting to keep old skills alive and also tackle new techniques.  Colleges and employers can be proud of the vital role they play in encouraging them.  All three finalists can be proud of their achievements”

The finalists include:

McPherson Henderson, who was nominated by Lambeth College. In 2014 he achieved a Bronze Medal in Skillbuild.  and despite a recent serious car accident his determination has enabled him to progress to Level 3.

Robert Johnson,  from Classic Plaster Moulds, Middlesbrough was the UK Representative at Worldskills 2015. His world class abilities saw him achieve the highest points ever by a Team UK competitor and a well-deserved Medallion of Excellence.

Reece Wilson from Stockport College and works for Alan Allinsons Ltd. Reece has progressed steadily through his levels and achieved second place in Skill Build 2014, receiving a ‘Student of the Year for Plastering’ from British Gypsum, and obtaining a place in the squad for Worldskills 2017.

The Awards will be presented by the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Alan Yarrow, who will be attending the awards lunch which will be attended by industry leaders from the building finishes and interiors sector of the construction industry.