Builders Merchant Livery Company the Worshipful Company of Builders Merchants held its annual City & Awards lunch at Grocers’ Hall in the City of London on Monday March 18.
The merchanting prizewinners were: Georgina Bennett of Pochins, BMF Trade Supplier Apprentice of the Year, Ryan Edwards of Kellaway, Best Student BMF Diploma in Merchanting and Paul Clifford of Elliotts, Best BMF Online Student.
Other prizes were presented to young people from organisations with whom the livery company works closely: From HMS Forth Leading Chef Harper won the Outstanding Service award and ET (WE) Philpot the award for All Round Contribution.
The best Sea Cadet from the Beckenham and Penge Sea Cadets was Cadet First Class Poppy Tashkirin-O’Regan and the City & Guild Art School Award for Stone Carving went to Lily Marsh.
The Build Up FOUndation awards were made to Rokia Khelounda and Joy Muiruri.
All awards were presented by guest of honour Lord Rchard Dannatt GCB, CBE, MC DL, whose message to young people was “Set your goals. Aim high and be the best you can be.”