Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS) and the Worshipful Company of Plaisterers are delighted to announce the annual Training Awards will be presented by the Lord Mayor of London.

The 694th Lord Mayor of the City of London, Nicholas Lyons will be attending the Training Awards on 22 November, where he will be continuing the tradition of the Lord Mayor presenting the worthy winners with their awards.

Held at the Plaisterers’ Hall in London from 12:00 – 15:30, the Training Awards recognise excellence and achievement in plastering and interior trades and will celebrate:

  • The achievement of apprentices
  • Students who have exceeded beyond expectations
  • The delivery of training by colleges and training providers
  • Training delivery by an FIS member company
  • Mentors and others who have supported sector training
  • Lifetime contribution to sector training

Commenting on the awards, FIS President Helen Tapper and Member of The Worshipful Company of Plaisterers Industry Committee, said:

“We are delighted to welcome the Lord Mayor to the annual training awards. The event showcases the very best of the sector’s occupations and the achievements of students and apprentices, supportive employers and mentors, colleges and training providers.”

Garth Manger OBE, Clerk of the Worshipful Company of Plaisterers said:

“The Worshipful Company of Plaisterers is delighted to be partnering with FIS and hosting the Training Awards in our Hall.  Having the Lord Mayor present the prizes will make it a very special day for the worthy winners and we look forward to welcoming him and the winners on 22 November”.

The awards, which traditionally covered plastering and drylining, have expanded to cover the wider finishes and interiors sector and include the following occupational areas:  Dryliners, Ceiling Fixers, Partition Installers, Plasterers, Carpenters and Joiners, Access Flooring Installers and Steel Framed System Erectors.

Trade-specific sponsored awards include the British Gypsum Trophy – which recognises the highest achievement in drylining skills education – and the Formula Trophy, for contributions to the development of skills and long-term future of Fibrous and GRG plasterwork.

For more information on the awards, visit or or call 0121 707 0077.