DEDICATION AND HARD WORK REWARDED FOR YOUNG APPRENTICES

The Yorkshire region of B&ES, the Building & Engineering Services Association (formerly HVCA), recently presented their training awards to thirteen young trainees working in the building engineering services sector of the construction industry.

12 February 2013 On the evening of Saturday 19th January the Yorkshire Region of B&ES, the Building & Engineering Services Association (formerly HVCA), presented the B&ES Regional Training Awards during their annual Yorkshire Ball held at the Cedar Court Hotel in Bradford.  The awards were held in conjunction with BEST, the B&ES subsidiary that operates nationwide apprentice training for the building engineering services sector.

The twelve training awards were presented to employees of seven companies with Yorkshire based operations.  The awards were again generously sponsored by Pegler Yorkshire and David Brown, Pegler Yorkshire UK Commercial Sales Director, presented the awards.

Winning the awards were:

Daniel Atkin – Building Services Technician Merit Award, employed by NG Bailey based in Ilkley

Adam James – Building Services Technician Award, employed by NG Bailey based in Ilkley

Stephen James – Building Services Incorporated Engineer Award, employed by NG Bailey based in Ilkley

Sam Hill Heating and Ventilation Craftsman Merit Award, employed by Mitton Mechanical Services Ltd based in Bradford

Samuel Johnson – Heating and Ventilation Installer Merit Award, employed by G&H Building Services Ltd based in Bramley, Leeds

Josh Skitt – Heating and Ventilation Craftsman Merit Award, employed by Shepherds Engineering Services Ltd based in York

Dale Wood – Heating and Ventilation Installer Award, employed by Shepherds Engineering Services Ltd based in York

Patrick Sean O’Leary – Heating and Ventilation Craftsman Award, employed by NG Bailey based in Ilkley

Ashley Turner – Plumbing Level 2 Award employed by JH Shouksmith & Sons Ltd based in Osbaldwick

Thomas Bulloch and Nathan Austin Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Level 2 Award (joint winners), employed by Crowther & Shaw Ltd based in Huddersfield

James Elsworth – Service and Maintenance Level 2 Award, employed by Airedale Maintenance Services Ltd based in Guiseley, Leeds

Josh Derry – Electro-Technical Level 2 Award, employed by Shepherds Engineering Services Ltd based in York

Commenting on the awards presentation, Sue Sharp, president of B&ES, said, “All the award recipients should be very proud of their achievement; we equally applaud the vital role played by their employers and local colleges who have helped nurture their training.  Even with the difficulties currently facing the building and construction sector, all these hard working young apprentices can be confident of promising careers ahead of them.”

For more information about B&ES visit http://www.b-es.org and for information about apprentice training visit http://www.best-ltd.co.uk.

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Issued on behalf of the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) by Next Step Marketing Ltd

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Notes to editors

Since its formation in 1904, B&ES, the Building & Engineering Services Association (formerly the HVCA) has represented the interests of companies engaged in a wide range of building and engineering services including domestic heating and renewable technologies.

B&ES members are subject to regular, third-party inspection and assessment of their technical competence and commercial capability, carried out by an independent certification body at least every three years.

B&ES members who undertake gas installations are registered with Gas Safe – the gas safety watchdog body – and are also members of TrustMark, the Government-endorsed scheme designed to direct customers towards reliable tradespeople.

B&ES operates the Heating Helpline (http://www.heatinghelpline.org.uk) to provide consumers with free, impartial advice on every aspect of home heating.

Picture shows:

Back row, left to right:

Ashley Turner, Dale Wood, Thomas Bulloch, Nathan Austin, James Elsworth, Sam Hill, Josh Skitt

Front row, left to right:

Daniel Atkin, Adam James, Stephen James, Josh Derry, Samuel Johnson

Not shown:  Patrick Sean O’Leary, employed by NG Bailey, who was unable to attend

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All the award recipients should be very proud of their achievement; we equally applaud the vital role played by their employers and local colleges who have helped nurture their training.
Sue Sharp, president of B&ES
Even with the difficulties currently facing the building and construction sector, all these hard working young apprentices can be confident of promising careers ahead of them.
Sue Sharp, president of B&ES