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More success for Former Barnsley College Bricklaying apprentice Morgan

Former Barnsley College Bricklaying apprentice, Morgan Chambers, is celebrating after receiving the E & R Fuller Award for bricklaying at the Tylers and Bricklayers Craft awards for his success at the 2018 National SkillBuild final.

The Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers encourages excellence and the highest levels of craftsmanship in the tiling and bricklaying industries. The awards are held annually to celebrate outstanding tiling and brickwork from college students and military trainees from around the UK.

Morgan, 19 from Wombwell, attended the awards with Barnsley College Bricklaying tutor Michael Lindsay at Trinity House in London. Guests enjoyed a drinks reception and a three course lunch. This was followed by the presentation of the awards where Morgan was awarded with a framed certificate, an engraved medal and a cheque for £750 from Master Principal Guest, The Rt Hon Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP.

Morgan joined Barnsley College in 2015 on a Level 1 Bricklaying course and progressed to a Level 3 apprenticeship. After recognising his award-winning bricklaying skills, Morgan’s tutor, Michael, encouraged him to enter a number of bricklaying competitions including SkillBuild. Before reaching the SkillBuild final in November 2018 Morgan also won the regional qualifier earlier in the year whilst he was still at College.

Morgan finished his studies in May 2018 and has since set up his own construction company.

Morgan said: “It was an honour to be invited down to London to accept the award. I can’t believe the success I have had with SkillBuild, it’s been an amazing experience. I have learnt so much and I would like to thank Mick for being such a great tutor. I am going to invest the £750 into my business to buy some new machinery and tools.”

Michael Lindsay added: “I would like to congratulate Morgan on his award. He really deserves all the recognition he has been getting and it’s been great to see him have so much success.”

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