Young plasterers and dryliners are being recognised at this year’s Plaisterers’ Training Awards which will take place during a glittering ceremony at Plaisterers’ Hall in the City of London during November. Finalists for both the Student of the Year and Apprentice of the Year have been announced

Student of the Year finalists will include; Joel Broughton, Leeds College of Building; Yagoub Mohamed, City of Liverpool College; and Tania Riccio, Hopwood Hall College.

The finalists for Apprentice of the year have also been announced and the competition is between Max Ashley employed by Warner Bros., Danny Bar from South Lanarkshire College and Joshua Street employed by Stannum 50 – Lads Ltd (Starwars).

Terry Wright, Chair of Judges, said: “Both the quantity and quality of the entries that we have received has exceeded our expectations. We are particularly grateful for the support that we have received from our sponsors British Gypsum, Formula and Hadley and for the help that FIS has given in promoting the awards to their membership.”


John Telling, Chair of the Plaisterers Industry Committee, said: “We are particularly delighted with the number of young people entering the Student of the Year and Apprentice of the Year competitions. All of those who entered deserve to be commended for everything that they have achieved. It looks to me that there is a bright future for the plastering industry.”

The Plaisterers annual training awards are taking place in Plaisterers Hall in London on Tuesday 7th November with the prizes being presented by the Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Dr. Andrew Parmley with  Alan Dedicoat, the voice of Strictly, hosting the event.

This year there has been a record number of entries from colleges, independent training organisations and contractors who will receive recognition for the excellent work that they are doing training the craftsmen of the future for the Plastering industry.