Welsh Slate renews its support for Roofing Apprentice of the Year

North West Roof Training Group celebrates with a Welsh Slate trophy.

Roofing apprentices in the north west have again been rewarded for their achievements with the help of Welsh Slate.

The UK’s leading manufacturer of natural slate supplied the North West Roof Training Group with a trophy of circular honed slate to celebrate their 2020 Roofing Apprentice of the Year competition at Bolton College.

The winner was Ben Page of Together Housing, based in Halifax, with runners-up Joe Moore of TM Roofing Services North West, based in Rochdale, Lloyd Sayers of Howarth Roofing Services, based in Bolton, and Sam Hill of RL Lovatt, based in Bury.

“We are very grateful to Welsh Slate for their support of the roofing apprenticeship programme,” said group training officer Sue Wharton.

The presentation came at the end of National Apprenticeship Week and was also attended by independent judges Dr Claire Griffiths, editor of Roofing Today magazine, and heritage roofer Stewart Rowles of Church, Castle and Cottage as well as Dave Woolley of Midland Lead, and Luke O’Gorman, senior tutor in the roofing workshop at Bolton college.