Construction chemical specialist, Sika, continued its support for young talent, training and apprenticeships in the construction sector as headline sponsor for the Construction Development Alliance (CDA) Young Professionals Awards.
The event took place against the heritage backdrop of Burnley Mechanics and was hosted by TV personality and gardening expert Charlie Dimmock, an advocate of young talent within the construction industry.
The event recognised the achievements of five outstanding candidates all between the ages of 16 and 25, who encapsulated the contribution of young people to the North West construction sector.
The categories included ‘Overcoming Adversity in Construction’, ‘Young Designer of the Year’, ‘Young Construction Professional’, ‘Young Construction Environmentalist’, ‘Young Apprentice in Construction’ and a highly commended was presented in the ‘Young Apprentice in Construction’ category.
Rod Benson, business unit manager for Sika, said: “The CDA aims to support the growth of the construction and property sectors in the North West, and generate opportunities for young people, helping them develop their talent and long-term careers. We share those same values and are delighted to be able to contribute and assist with this celebration of achievements for young construction professionals across all disciplines at this inspirational biennial event.”