FIS and Worshipful Company of Plaisterers have announced the winners of the sector Training Awards at its gala lunch held at Plaisterers’ Hall in London today.

In front of a packed audience at Plaisterers’ Hall, the winners of the 2023 Training Awards were announced and presented by Lord Mayor Michael Mainelli. The Awards are a collaboration between FIS and The Worshipful Company of Plaisterers to recognise outstanding apprentices and students, and individuals and organisations that have made a lasting contribution to training and development in plastering and interior trades.

Tony Mitchell, Master of the Worshipful Company of Plaisterers, said “The Company is absolutely delighted to once again host these prestigious awards in our magnificent Hall.  We are very pleased to have once again teamed up with FIS to recognise the achievements of many within plastering and the finishes and interiors sector”.

Commenting on the awards, FIS President Philip Brown said: “We are delighted to recognise the outstanding talent, both in apprentices and students themselves but also the colleges and training providers and mentors that work so hard to help the students forge hugely successful and rewarding careers.”

The 2023 award winners are:

Student of the Year – Plastering
Winner – Kathryn Doyland (Training Provider: G.R.W.P Llandrillo)
Runners up – Edward Celmins (Training Provider: Carlisle College) and Caroline Moor (Training Provider: Vision West Nottinghamshire College)

Student of the Year – Interior Systems
Winner – Julius Debrah (Employer: MPG Contracts, Training Provider: Now Get Qualified)
Runner up – Dan Title (Employer/Training Provider: V & D Interiors)

Apprentice of the Year – Plastering
Winner – Bella Romain (Employer: Cyfle Building Skills, Training Provider: Coleg Sir Gar)
Runners up – Ryan Stanford (Employer: Locker and Riley,Training Provider: College of North West London) and Deniss Fridenbergs (Employer: Brian Horn Plastering, Training Provider: Carlisle College)

Apprentice of the Year – Interior Systems
Winner – Zara Dupont (Employer: Sparta Systems, Training Provider: Leeds College of Builiding)

Runners up – Ben Comerford and Michael Aarons (Employer: Measom Dryline, Training Provider: Buttercups Training)

British Gypsum Trophy
Now Get Qualified

Saint Gobain Formula Trophy
K L Langton Decorative Plasterwork

Colleges and Independent Training Providers (large)
Winner – NPTC Group of Colleges
Runner up – College of North West London

Colleges and Independent Training Providers (small)
Winner – DMR Training and Consultancy
Runner up – Carlisle College

FIS Member Training Programme

Mentor Award
Ben Kerslake – CarringtonLime Heritage Skills CIC

Lifetime Achievement Award
Dave Radley – DMR Training and Consultancy

Our thanks go to our awards and event sponsors British Gypsum, Formula, The Plaisterers Charity, CITB and STEPs.

See all the winners here