Forterra has launched a new competition to find the most talented bricklayer in the UK.
Best In London Brick, which has been designed and led by industry professionals, will take place on March 29th 2019 at Havering College in London. Places are available for a dozen qualified British bricklayers aged between 25 and 35, and are restricted to one applicant per company.
Competitors will use Forterra’s London Brick, with a pedigree dating back more than 140 years, to test their skills. The winner will be named Best In London Brick and receive a trophy. Local construction students will be invited to attend, to watch the experienced bricklayers in action and gain inspiration.
Bob Noseda, sector skills advisor at Havering College, said, “Best in London Brick will be a great opportunity for the top bricklayers in the UK to compete against each other and inspire an audience of trainees and apprentices, and we look forward to welcoming bricklayers from across the country to take part in the contest in March.”
Forterra is also setting up Construction Hubs at a number of UK colleges in 2019, and will be organising the first ever all-female bricklaying competition in the UK during National Apprenticeship Week (March 4th).
Stephen Harrison, Chief Executive of Forterra, said, “As a leading manufacturer of building products, we want to help drive quality in construction while also inspiring the next generation of bricklayers, and we think Best In London Brick is a great way to help do this.
“Most experienced bricklayers will have used London Brick in their work, and we’re very happy that our product, with its long-standing heritage, will be supporting this drive to find the best of the best in the bricklaying trade.”
Best In London Brick is supported by the Brick Development Association (BDA), the Association of Brick Contractors (AoBC) and Havering College.
Experienced bricklayers at the top of their game are invited to apply for a place on the competition by completing the online application form at forterra.co.uk/best. The deadline for entry is 22nd February 2019.