Steve Ricketts, an estimator at BriggsAmasco’s Manchester branch, has been presented with the Institute of Roofing (IoR) Student of the Year award at the IoR’s 30th AGM.

Having scored high marks in his examinations – gaining a distinction overall – Steve was presented with a trophy and certificate by IoR Education & Training Committee Chairman, Bob Cooper FIoR. He also received a cheque for £250 from sponsors’ Redland Training Centre, South Cerney.

Speaking about the training course and the examinations at the Redland Training Centre, Steve said: “The training course offered a nice balance of practical roofing and construction knowledge, health & safety and business management. It was quite daunting to have a full day of exams after so long without doing any! But I found I either knew the answers from the course or could use common sense to have a stab at it.”

At BriggsAmasco, we’re committed to the aims of the IoR and encouraged Steve to become a member as part of his professional development. “The IoR is an industry recognised body and being a member of it, I believe, shows that you are a competent and qualified professional within the roofing and construction industry,” explained Steve. “That can only be a benefit to me and BriggsAmasco.”

Dave Maginnis, Managing Director of BriggsAmasco said: “We are really proud of Steve and are pleased to see his huge effort and commitment has definitely paid off! We aim to support and encourage the ongoing development of all of our staff, allowing them to progress and grow within the company. Our directly employed workforce is one of our key strengths and one that allows us to uphold excellent standards and high quality across the board.”

Pictured right: Steve presented with a cheque for £250 by Terry Fearfield from sponsors Redland Training Centre, South Cerney