HECKMONDWIKE FB sponsored the apprentice of the year competition at the 2014 Flooring Show in Harrogate this year.
Darren Simpson of Active Flooring represented Accrington & Rossendale (Accross) College, Lancashire, while Dean Davies of Wilmac Flooring, competed for Coleg Cambria College, North East Wales. Both Darren and Dean recently completed their two year apprenticeships.
Heckmondwike FB supplied Diamond entrance matting with a custom-made logo integrated within the carpet.
The competition over three days included ply-lining the full area, installing sheet carpet, plus a plank border, preparing a flat area and winding staircase with underlay, before fitting the section of entrance matting, which had to be carefully centralised.
The final day of the competition was judged by Ian James, president of the NICF.
Dean Davies won Apprentice of the Year with Darren Simpson a close runner up. Trophies were presented by Wendy Adams, organiser of the Flooring show.
Tutor Tim Green from Accrington & Rossendale College, said: ‘Congratulations to Dean and Darren. They did themselves, their employers, their tutors and the trade proud!
‘The presentation showcased the high standard of training at both colleges. The overall support was tremendous and we hope to hold the competition again next year.’
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