2022 Training Awards

22 November 2022


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

In front of a packed audience at Plaisterers’ Hall, the winners of the 2022 Training Awards were announced and presented by Alderman Sir Charles Bowman of the Lord Mayors Office. 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.

Commenting on the awards, FIS Immediate Past President Helen Tapper and Member of The Worshipful Company of Plaisterers Industry Committee said: “We are delighted to recognise and reward the outstanding talent, both in students themselves but also training providers and the mentors that work so hard to help the students forge hugely successful and rewarding careers.”

Stephen Gilbert, the Master of the Worshipful Company of Plaisterers, said: “The Company is absolutely delighted to once again be hosting these prestigious awards in our magnificent Hall. This year, in an exciting move forward, we are also very pleased to have teamed up with FIS to recognise the achievements of many within Plastering and Finishes and Interior Sector."  

The 2022 award winners are:

Student of the Year – Plastering: Winner – Natasha Williams • Runners up – Rebecca Street and Jason Ssebbata

Student of the Year – Interior Systems: Winner – Anna Bell • Runners up – Ignas Kurasavos and Tommy Norton

Apprentice of the Year – Plastering: Winner – Johnathan Donaldson • Runners up – Thomas Devine and Lenny Miller

Apprentice of the Year – Interior Systems: Winner – George Batchelor • Runners up – Archie Downham and Ewen MacIntyre

Colleges and Independent Training Providers (large): Winner – NPTC College • Runner up – Leeds College of Building

Colleges and Independent Training Providers (small): Winner – Craven College • Runner up – Barking and Dagenham College

FIS Member Training Programme: Errigal Contracts

Mentor Award: Rikki Wild – Measom Dryline

Lifetime Achievement Award: Matty McLeish – Tutor, Carlisle College

British Gypsum Trophy: Now Get Qualified

Saint Gobain Formula Trophy: BCS Plaster Moulding

The awards and event were superbly supported by sponsors Formula, British Gypsum, Go Interiors, CITB and STEPs, and many thanks to all that attended the event.