Colleges and contractors actively involved in education and training in the drylining and plastering sector have until the end of June to enter the 2015 Plaisterers’ Training Awards .

The Plaisterers’ Training Awards, now in their 14th 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.

The Awards have categories for colleges and other organisations involved in training and also recognise individual achievement through the ‘Lifetime Contribution to Training’ Award and ‘Student of the Year’.

Details about each category and an easy to complete entry form can be found on the Plaisterers’ Company website at Entries for the 2015 awards need to be submitted by the end of June 2015.

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MACS Plasterboard, the Luton-based plastering, screeding and drywall systems specialist contractor, won the coveted Sword of Excellence at 2014 Plaisterers’ Training Awards.

The Sword of Excellence is awarded to the plastering and drywall contractor who has shown the greatest commitment to training and, in particular, in-house training. Previous winners have also included BDL Group and Locker & Riley.