Neilcott Apprentice of the Year

The London Region Construction Training Group held their inaugural annual award ceremony on Thursday 29th October at The Carpenters Hall.  The awards recognise individual and corporate achievement in construction training in London.  Michael Poulloura, Neilcott’s third year plumbing apprentice was named Apprentice of the Year.  Competition for this category was close fought with many worthy entrants who have completed or are on a pathway to  completing an apprenticeship in their chosen discipline.  In their awards announcement the judges stated “The overall winner for 2015 is a man who has continued to strive for excellence in all that he does and has continued to impress his employers throughout his training”.

The Carpenters’ Company is a City of London Livery Company. It received its first royal charter in 1477, and was granted a coat of arms in 1466.  The Company was originally established as a medieval trade guild to safeguard the welfare and interests of carpenters in the City of London. Today, charitable activities and support for the craft of woodworking through scholarships, competitions and the Building Crafts College are the two cornerstones of its work. The Carpenters’ Company is the senior construction trade company amongst the City Livery Companies, and maintains close links with the carpentry profession and other building trades.IMG_4115IMG_4122