BAL congratulates award-winning tiling trainees at Skillbuild 2007
Four winners from UK regional Wall and Floor Tiling competitions have gone wall-to-wall and floor-to-floor with each other in a gruelling 15-hour practical skills test at the Skillbuild 2007 National Finals in Birmingham. The eventual winner was 18-year-old Stephen Elliott from Northumberland College who is an apprentice with R. Parker Tiling Contractors in Gateshead.
Dave Rowley, Training Centre Manager for Building Adhesives, who was one of the judges at Skillbuild 2007 and made a presentation of BAL tools and merchandise to the winner, congratulated all four contenders for the tiling gold medal:
"As manufacturers of BAL professional tiling grouts and adhesives, we're naturally delighted to encourage the emergence of talented young professionals into the tiling industry. All four finalists demonstrated their enthusiasm, focus and ability to work under the pressures of a competitive build situation - but Stephen Elliott was a worthy winner. Full marks to him for persistence too, having been runner-up in 2006. We wish him and his fellow finalists every success in their professional careers."