Creativity, initiative and collaboration win coveted international award for young roofers
Ben Revitt of our Birmingham branch represented the UK in the World Championships for Young Roofers in Warsaw last month, with Jordan Lane of Lane Roofing. They were mentored by Gary Walpole, SPRA Training Manager.
Using their own creativity and initiative with a range of roofing products, the duo worked together to win the prestigious President’s Prize for Innovation in the waterproofing category.
The three day Championships are organised by the International Federation of Roofing Contractors (IFD) and attract competitors from around the world. They are aimed at creating a common international message to promote the standards of skilled young roofers, raise the profile of on the job training and increase respect for the technical skills required in the roofing trade. Four young roofers formed Team GB to represent waterproofing and pitched roofing disciplines.
BriggsAmasco was proud to sponsor the UK entry and as Livia Williams, head of training at the NFRC, said in the RCI, “We couldn’t be more proud of Team GB’s performance. Our young roofers displayed an exceptional level of skill, workmanship and pride in their work over the three days, and at such a high standard, it was no easy task for the judges to decide.”
Further reading can also be found on the rci website.