Celebrating achievement

cipheSaddlers’ Hall, London, was the venue for the Livery Companies Skill Council awards ceremony, which took place on February 2, 2015.

The event included representatives from the Worshipful Companies, including plumbers, carpenters and plaisterers.

Around 110 people watched Alderman Alan Yarrow, The Rt Hon the Lord Mayor of London, present candidates with their certificates. He said:

“This scheme, started by the plumbers, is growing, reaching ever greater heights. Apprenticeships are the bedrock and it is built on by those who progress their careers through the Journeyman stage until they reach their goal as Master of their trade. I congratulate everyone here today receiving certificates.”

Two members of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) received Master Plumber Certificates: Bryan Clark, CIPHE technical and education manager, and Tracey Richardson, who works for EAS Mechanical, a private training company.

Tracey, was only the second woman to receive this certificate. Jenny Wood was awarded her Master Certificate in 2002. Like Jenny, Tracey is a lecturer and assessor. For the last two years, Tracey has also been a judge for the WorldSkills UK Skills competitions.

Kevin Welman, chief executive officer of the CIPHE, said:

“This annual event, focusing on those who achieve levels of excellence in their craft, is a great showcase for the accomplishments of men and women who strive to be the best in their profession.”