Flooring apprentice of the year

We were proud to support the 2021 Flooring Apprentice of the Year Competition in conjunction with FloorNZ.

In previous years the industry would come together to host an awards evening to acknowledge and celebrate the hard work, dedication and success shown by our apprentices, trainers and employers. However, living with Covid-19 has forced us to change how we celebrate success. FloorNZ arranged for Scott Cato, a legend of the flooring industry, to travel to the regions of the award winners whenever this was possible during Alert Level 1. Scott worked together with BCITO Training Advisors, business owners, local press, colleagues, friends and family to organise morning tea shouts where each award was presented to a winner.

We congratulate all award winners for the dedication they have shown towards their training. We also want to thank their employers, evaluators, trainers, and tutors at the flooring school, the Allied Trades Institute. The guidance and support offered by this group help make our apprentice’s success possible.

Congratulations to the following award winners:

Stage 1 Apprentice of the Year: Joshua Denman of Whanganui Flooring Ltd

Flooring AOY Stage One winner 2021

Stage 2 Apprentice of the Year: Joseph Murphy of Fully Floored Ltd

Flooring AOY Stage two winner 2021

Stage 3 Hayden McKenzie Memorial Trophy Apprentice of the Year and The Supreme Award Scott Cato Trophy: Jai Beck of Alexandra Flooring Xtra

The Wayne Young Trophy for Employer of the Year: Paul Rillstone of Alexandra Flooring Xtra

Flooring AOY Stage three and Supreme winner 2021

Flooring Planning and Design Trainee of the Year: Gary Walker of Flooring First Taupo

Flooring Planning & Design award winner 2021

Villars Award: Anthony Ashby of Peter Mark Floorpride

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