HARD WORK PAYS OFF FOR INDUSTRY APPRENTICES

13 February 2013 – The dedication and hard work of eight apprentices employed by Welsh based members of B&ES (the Building & Engineering Services Association – formerly HVCA) has just been recognised as they walked away with the top honours at this year’s Building Services Engineering Industry Training Awards.  Taking place at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, the awards were organised by the B&ES Wales Training Group and were sponsored by Pegler Yorkshire.

The award winners were:

First Year Heating and Ventilating Industrial/Commercial Apprentice Award was presented to Victoria Hackett of F P Hurley & Sons, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan.

Second Year Heating and Ventilating Industrial/Commercial Apprentice Award was presented to Adam Jury of Lorne Stewart, Cardiff.

Third Year Heating and Ventilating Industrial/Commercial Apprentice Award was presented to Michael Arnold of F P Hurley & Sons, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan.

Fourth Year Heating and Ventilating Industrial/Commercial Apprentice Award and the Learner of the Year Award were both presented to Adam Ajraam of CMB Engineering, Cardiff.

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Apprentice Award was presented to Daniel Loane of S&G Air Conditioning Contracts, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan.

Electrical Installation Apprentice Award and the Building Services Engineer Award were both presented to Chris Williams of Lorne Stewart, Cardiff.

Adult Learner Award was presented to Rhys Yates of CMB Engineering, Cardiff.

Employer Award was presented to Whitehead Building Services, Newport, Gwent.

B&ES was represented at the event – which was hosted by Wales Training Group chairman Bob Lane – by president Sue Sharp and chief executive Blane Judd.

In her address, Mrs Sharp declared herself delighted to have the chance “to rub shoulders with the committed and talented young people we have come here this evening to honour and reward”.

None of them had got where they were without a lot of hard work, single-mindedness and dedication – qualities that would stand them in excellent stead throughout the long working lives that lay ahead of them, the president insisted.

“In spite of the continuing economic downturn, I am convinced that the sustainability agenda, and the increasing demand for renewable technologies, will ensure a bright future for building engineering services – as well as excellent career prospects for the young men and women whose skill and expertise are being recognised tonight,” Mrs Sharp concluded.

For more information about B&ES visit http://www.b-es.org.

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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:

The award winners with B&ES president Sue Sharp (together with some of some of the highly commended runners up):

Front row, left to right:

Adam Jury, Rhys Yates, Victoria Hackett, Chris Williams and Adam Ajraam

Back row, left to right:

Daniel Loane, Antoni Cerowski, Lee Baker, Sue Sharp, Lee Taylor, Chris Carmody and James Davies

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In spite of the continuing economic downturn, I am convinced that the sustainability agenda, and the increasing demand for renewable technologies, will ensure a bright future for building engineering services – as well as excellent career prospects for the young men and women whose skill and expertise are being recognised tonight.
Sue Sharp, president of B&ES