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UK National Final

The SkillBuild 2019 UK National Final was held at WorldSkills UK LIVE on the 21 - 23 November at NEC Birmingham.

Congratulations to all of this year's National Finalists!


  • Gold - Adam Batty, Barnsley College
  • Silver - Nathan Jamieson, York College
  • Bronze - Lee Woodward, Stafford College
  • Highly Commended - Luke Meyers, Bishop Burton College


  • Gold - Cai Henshaw, Grwp Llandrillo Menai
  • Silver - Jason Wong, Nottingham College
  • Bronze - Andy Thomson, South Devon College
  • Highly Commended - Robert East - New College Stamford, East of England
  • Highly Commended - Thomas Ellison, Belfast Metropolitan (Millfield)

Furniture and Cabinet Making

  • Gold - Jack Eggleston, Cornwall College, South West
  • Silver - Finlay Champion,  Chichester College, South West
  • Bronze - Charlie Teager-Neale, Colchester Institute, East of England 

Inclusive Skills: Woodworking

  • Gold - Lewis Hall, Coleg Sir Gar - Ammanford Campus
  • Silver - Joshua Bradbury, Coleg y Cymoedd - Ystrad Mynach Campus
  • Bronze - Nicholas Price, Pembrokeshire College


  • Gold - Alex Howe, West Suffolk College
  • Silver - Ross Fiori, NCG Carlisle College
  • Bronze - Harry Colgrave, Exeter College
  • Highly Commended - Gerallt Jones, Coleg Meiron - Dwyfor

Painting and Decorating

  • Gold - Gatis Celmins, Bell Group UK
  • Silver - Lewis Boyle, Leeds College of Building
  • Bronze - Abigayle Johnson, Leeds College of Building


  • Gold - Raymond Stirling, City of Glasgow College - City Campus
  • Silver - Tom Joy, College of North West London
  • Bronze - Thomas Burrow, Preston College

Plastering and Drywall Systems

  • Gold - Brendan Duddy, North West Regional College - Limavady
  • Silver - Kalem Kerrigan, Errigal Contracts
  • Bronze - Alfie Howe, College of North West London

Roof Slating and Tiling

  • Gold - Jordan Condren, Newcastle College
  • Gold - Philip Houghton, Eastern Region Training Group
  • Silver - Joseph Osborne, Leeds College of Building
  • Bronze - David Crank, Newcastle College
  • Highly Commended - Nick Davey,  South West Training Group


  • Gold - James Digger, York College
  • Silver - Josh Harvey – Weymouth College
  • Bronze - Jake Watson, Inverness College UHI
  • Highly Commended - Liam Macaulay, Forth Valley College
  • Highly Commended - Jordan Cliffe, Building Crafts College

Wall and Floor Tiling

  • Gold - Dylan Calvert, Southern Regional College, Northern Ireland
  • Silver - Dylan Gillanders, Southern Regional College, Northern Ireland
  • Bronze - Aaron Gullespie, Southern Regional College, Northern Ireland

Dickies is proud to be sponsoring the SkillBuild UK National Final at this year’s WorldSkills Live – including clothing and safety footwear for all contestants, support staff and judges – as part of its efforts to support the next generation of tradespeople.

Global workwear brand Dickies has been clothing tradespeople in all kinds of working environments since it first launched in 1922.

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Dickies continues to build on its strong reputation for quality and performance by using the best of both modern and traditional construction techniques, creating clothing and footwear that meet the practical demands of today’s tradespeople, while helping them to cultivate a professional, modern image.

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