On Tuesday 7 February 2017, FIS held the President’s Lunch at Plaisterers’ Hall in London. Over 300 members and guests attended the lunch where the winners of the President’s Awards were announced, along with the plastering categories of the Contractors Awards. Comedian John Moloney provided the entertainment and compered the Awards.

Representatives from the BounceBack charity were in attendance to collect £2,726 raised in the prize draw. The first prize, sponsored by Metsec, was a Fortnum and Mason hamper. Second prize was an Amazon Kindle, sponsored by CCF. The third prize was a BB-8 Droid, jointly sponsored by Vela Training and approved training provider NowGetQualified. See all the photos on our Facebook page and read the day’s social media posts on Storify.

The President’s Award winners were as follows:

Apprentice of the Year (sponsored by CCF) – Jack Syddall, Drywall and Plasterer Apprentice, Horbury Building Systems Ltd
Outstanding Employee – Simon Cammidge, Sheet Metal Production Manager, aask Us Ltd
Future Leader – Harry Cottam, Project Supervisor, TCS Screeding Ltd
Lifetime Achievement Award – Gordon Brown (retired), previously of Ornate Interiors Ltd

The plastering categories of the Contractors Awards were also awarded as follows:

Internal Plastering

Silver winner – David Fisher & Sons for Botanic Cottage in Edinburgh
Gold winner – Taylor Hart for Project Fitzroy in Northampton

External Plastering

Silver winner – Cadons Ltd for Waitrose in Truro
Gold winner – G Cook & Sons Ltd for a private residence in Oxfordshire

Fibrous and GRG

Silver winner – Fine Art Mouldings for Nazrin Shah at Worcester College
Gold Award – Locker and Riley for the Lanesborough Hotel in London


Silver Award – George Jackson Ltd for Manor House, Newbury
Gold Award – David Fisher & Sons for New Town Townhouse in Edinburgh

From all the team here at FIS, we would like to say congratulations to all winners, and we will be open for entries to the 2018 President’s Awards in September.