Icing on the cake for employer of award-winning design student

In 2015 Rebecca Avery, of BML Builders in Auckland, enrolled in the National Certificate in Design (Kitchen Design). Fast forward a year and she’s this year’s winner of the Judy Bark Cup for Most Promising Design Student.

Rebecca’s employers, Bernard and Jill Clark are extremely proud of Rebecca and they told us about her awesome work practices.

“The personal effort Rebecca has committed to her future, both on the job and through her studies, is outstanding. She’s an extremely dedicated and talented up-and-coming designer. We are very appreciative of the outstanding contribution she makes to our company on a daily basis. We chose to support Rebecca through her BCITO programme primarily due to her enthusiastic and positive personality. She always goes the extra mile and for us as a company, that support has been fully recognised by her receiving this award, it’s the icing on our cake!” Jill Clark.

Rebecca started her career in administration and accounts with a Business Diploma completed at Unitec. She joined BML Builders in 2010 where she got her first taste of the design process and is now hooked.

“The best part of my job is the variety – no two days are the same. In the morning I could be meeting with clients, creating designs or quoting. In the afternoon I might be visiting some amazing properties and assisting clients choose really cool hardware, or working through production drawings with them.

“I love being a part of creating one of the most important areas of a house. Listening to clients’ desires and having the knowledge and skills to turn kitchens they’ve only ever dreamed about into realities rewards me personally every day,” Rebecca says.

Rebecca also took out the NKBA Student Design competition this year.

Congratulations on your awards Rebecca and also congratulations to BML Builders, Rebecca’s very supportive employer! Rebecca, we trust you're really looking forward to calling yourself a qualified professional kitchen designer in the very near future.

Rebecca Avery

Ali Wright, BCITO; Rebecca Avery, BML Builders; Narelle Leef, BCITO.

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