29 June 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Norfolk & Waveney Skills competition
The Advertiser 24 Waveney Edition - Donna Semmens
Checkatrade member Wayne de Wet has recently been Head Judge.
Checkatrade member Wayne de Wet has recently been Head Judge for the second year at the Norfolk & Waveney Building Apprentices Competition 2012.
Wayne judged the painting section along with a representative from Brewers. He also organised prizes, trophies and certificates for those taking part.
Students, already working for building companies, were given set tasks to carry out in the individual trades: Brickwork, carpentry and joinery, electrical installation, painting and decorating and plumbing.
NOTES TO EDITORS
Checkatrade helps combat the UK's rogue trader problem by continuously vetting and monitoring local traders such as builders, plumbers and electricians. The idea was born in 1998 after a tornado hit the small West Sussex town of Selsey. Traders poured in from as far away as Liverpool and Manchester. Unfortunately, some ripped off the inhabitants of the town. Local businessman, Kevin Byrne, realised there was nowhere to check out the traders’ credentials and the company that became Checkatrade was formed.
Since then, Checkatrade has grown to include over 6,300 genuine trade members, growing by an average 120 new members every month, and, via the Royal Mail, distributes 5.9 million directories a year into communities throughout Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Dorset and Berkshire, while the website includes traders from across the UK.
PR / Marketing, Checkatrade
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