Lifetime achievement honour for plastering expert
British plasterer David Hall, who directs the company’s East Leake Technical Academy, has recognized his hard work training plasterers with a lifetime award from an industry association that began as early as the 16th century.
David received the Lifetime Contribution to Training Award at this year’s Plaisterers Training Awards. The awards, presented by the Worshipful Company of Plaisterers *, recognize the highest standards of performance in education and training in the British plastering trade.
Since joining British Gypsum nearly 30 years ago (March 1989), David has worked tirelessly to improve plastering training through the Technical Academies Network.
Most recently, David worked closely with the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) to help shape the new three-year plasterer pioneer training and to achieve new standards for plasterer training.
David’s unwavering commitment to peer support, as well as the time he devotes to developing new talent in the industry, have resulted in his receiving this award.
David Kehoe of East Leake, the British Gypsum technical support representative who nominated his mentor David for the award, said, “Since I’ve known him, David has worked tirelessly to advance the training agenda both professionally and personally. and has had a massive impact on shaping the face of the industry, especially in recent years when we are working to close the current skills gap. “
David Hall commented, “I am humble and honored to have received this award. I had a vested interest in securing the future of plastering and drying through industry-leading training.
“It is clear that the younger generation will shape the future of our industry and it is our responsibility to support them and ensure they are equipped with the tools and expertise to master the art of plastering and drylining To sustain life. “
British Gypsum, part of the Saint-Gobain Group, is the UK’s leading manufacturer of interior trim systems with five specialized manufacturing facilities across the UK. Since opening the first training academy in 1966, the company has offered more than 500,000 days of training through its network of academies across the UK. David Hall was instrumental in its further development.