BriggsAmasco was proud to showcase its commitment to helping improve the skills of a new generation of roofers at the 2024 Mastic Asphalt Council (MAC) Awards by sponsoring the ‘Apprentice of the Year’ category. Congratulations to Frankie Storrie, who walked away as this year’s winner.

Frankie’s triumph was announced during a finalists’ ceremony held in June at London’s Royal Horseguards Hotel. Nearly 200 high-profile industry professionals attended the event, described as the year’s ‘most prestigious’ gathering for the waterproofing industry.

 Tony Lawther, managing director explained “The UK roofing industry is experiencing a huge demand for skilled professionals. Therefore, it’s important companies such as ours do what they can to promote roofing as a viable, fulfilling career for young people. Frankie’s success at the MAC Awards is indictive of the calibre of entrant we hoped the Apprentice of the Year category would attract. He’s talented, hard-working and has real passion for roofing”

Frankie, an apprentice at Oxley Asphalte Roofing Services in Brighton, left school aged 16 without qualifications. Now 17, his mastic asphalt apprenticeship includes a functional skills online course. Frankie has also enrolled at college to study English and Maths alongside his apprenticeship course.

It’s been a sensational few months for Frankie, who was also named ‘Young Roofer of the Year’ at this year’s NFRC (National Federation of Roofing Contractors) UK Roofing Awards.

 Tony continued: “Frankie deserves the success that has come his way. He’s an inspiration to young people looking to enter the industry. We wish him the best of luck with his ongoing training. A long and happy roofing career awaits.”