An award recognising the UK’s best plasterer.
The winner of this category will be decided by public vote. Click on the vote now button to make your vote!
Why Aaron wants to win..
I am so humbled to be nominated for On The Tools plasterer of the year 2017 . I love my trade of being a plasterer, most children dream of being a astronaut or a rock star but I have always liked straight lines and making things right, so plastering is the perfect fit for me. I am 35 years old but 15 years of them I have been homing my trade . I have had many great men teach me my skills and that is why I choose to give back and now I am in conjunction with Highbury College developing the pathway to plastering apprenticeships . I live and work in south east England Hampshire, as an British Gypsum certified premium plasterer, In my spare time, I have converted an empty space for a inclusion venue for children with autism and have just completed a second sensory space for them, for families to receive the much needed support. Autism is a cause very close to my heart because my son has autism himself,
If I won plasterer of the year it would reinforce a message that I try to convey to my son
" anything is possible "
Why Stephanie wants to win..
10 years ago I left my job in HR to follow my dream of becoming a plasterer. I had picked up the trade from an ex boyfriend who seemed to enjoy his job immensely whilst i hated being chained to a desk gillung in sick records! So here i was, a female opening a plastering business in Liverpool for domestic and commercial purposes. I took my trade knowledge and refreshed my skills by doing further time as an apprentice but it was time to fly solo. This was obviously a big thing as females just didn't do that kind of thing! Now 10 years on we are still offering our plastering business in Liverpool and surrounding areas. I also regularly visit schools to give construction careers talks to those girls who want to get into the industry but are unsure who to ask or where to start. We also take on work experience kids each summer from various schools. I write a blog each week for NAPL which is the National Association of Plasterers and Lecturers. Amongst all this I still plaster everyday for our lovely customers. I have a permanent disability with scoliosis so I am In constant chronic pain but I love my job so much I can't seem to take a back seat! I've just completed my NVQ3 and am studying for my Assessors award In hope I can move into assessment roles and help further the careers of others studying this great trade. In light of all this we have been shortlisted for an #onthetoolsaward