BriggsAmasco employee Andrew Hubbard had the honour of representing the UK at the bi-annual IFD Young Roofers World Championship.

This year’s contest took place in Riga, Latvia and featured 31 teams from 11 counties competing to showcase their technical excellence in a range of roofing disciplines. Andrew was a member of the four-strong NFRC UK Roofing Team.

Working to a competition design specification, the roofers were judged on their workmanship, use of materials and accuracy in a range of disciplines, with the NFRC UK Roofing Team competing in the pitched roof and waterproofing categories.

Although Andrew and his skilled countrymen returned home empty-handed on this occasion, they earned praise from the team’s selectors for their ‘professionalism and commitment’ throughout the three-day tournament.

Gary Walpole, NFRC’s Safety, Health and Environmental Manager, said Andrew’s single-ply skills became apparent during a SPRA training course. ”Andrew’s willingness to learn and attention to detail shone above the other apprentices on his course,” Gary said.

“What has impressed me the most about Andrew over the couple of years I’ve known him is how proud and passionate he is to have a career in roofing; he certainly doesn’t view it as just a job. His aptitude and attitude is a credit to the industry, which is why I selected him to represent Great Britain at this year’s Young Roofers World Championship.”

Gary added: “I’d also like to take this opportunity of thanking BriggsAmasco for supporting Andrew whilst he was training for the competition.”

As well as supplying one of the competition’s up-an-coming roofers, BriggsAmasco donated the rig and training space for the contests waterproofing element.