UK National Final

UK National Final

The SkillBuild 2019 UK National Final will take place at NEC Birmingham from Thursday 21 to Saturday 23 November.

Find the full list of this year's National Finalists below.


  • Gold – Morgan Chambers, Barnsley College
  • Silver – Ifan Williams, Grwp Llandrillo Menai
  • Bronze – Samuel Feddon, Carlisle College
  • Highly Commended – Jed Smith, South Lanarkshire College


  • Gold – Samuel Gilmore, Northern Regional College
  • Silver – Cai Henshaw, Grwp Llandrillo Menai
  • Bronze – Lee Murphy, College of North West London
  • Highly Commended – Max Dandy, Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College

Furniture and Cabinet Making

  • Gold – Thomas Gibbs, Moulton College
  • Silver – Jamie Kennard, Parkway Interiors Ltd
  • Bronze – Tom Pearce, Cornwall College


  • Gold – Thomas Powell, Coleg Ceredigion
  • Silver – Kieran Barnes, Crawley College
  • Bronze – Nathan Summerfield, City College Plymouth

Painting and Decorating

  • Gold – Aiden Dearie, City Building Glasgow
  • Silver – Thomas Nowell, Truro and Penwith College
  • Bronze – Bridie Kilby, Leicester College


  • Gold – John McMenamin, City of Glasgow College
  • Silver – Michael Granger, Ashford College
  • Bronze – Lewis Smith, Smith and Essex Ltd
  • Highly Commended – Lewis Smith, South Lanarkshire College AND Haralds Jonans, Derby College

Plastering and Drywall Systems

  • Gold – Steven Owen, Grwp Llandrillo Menai
  • Silver – Ryan Carlyle, North West Regional College
  • Bronze – Conrad Keenan, South West College

Roof Slating and Tiling

  • Gold – Joseph Turner, Leeds College of Building
  • Silver – Jordan Condren, Newcastle College
  • Bronze – David Crank, Newcastle College
  • Highly Commended – Jay Webster, Leeds College of Building


  • Gold – Calum Munro, Edinburgh College
  • Silver – Joshua Underwood, Bath College AND Emma Sheridan, Weymouth College
  • Bronze – Hamish Innes, Edinburgh College
  • Highly Commended – Hartaj Hunjan, Bath College

Wall and Floor Tiling

  • Gold – Odhran Connolly, Southern Regional College
  • Silver – James Ackland, Cardiff and Vale College
  • Bronze – Mariusz Kaniecki, City of Glasgow College
  • Highly Commended – Callum Pearson, Leeds College of Building

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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