SkillBuild National Final Competition

One of Albion Stone's Masons, Steven Woodward, he narrowly missed first prize and came 2nd in the 'SkillBuild National Final Competition' last week.

SkillBuild is Britain's biggest and best construction skills competition, which encourages young apprentices to compete to be the best in their field.

In the last six months, apprentices from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have competed in regional heats and the best have been picked to compete in the National Final, which will be held at South Lanarkshire College, East Kilbride.

110 young people successfully passed to the final stages of the competition and competed to become the best in:

- Painting and decorating
- Stonemasonry
- Bricklaying
- Carpentry
- Joinery
- Cabinet making
- Plastering
- Wall and floor tiling
- Roof slating and tiling

The competition took place in Glasgow on 6th - 9th October 2009.