A remedial preservation technician from Trowbridge Wiltshire has been honoured at a top industry event by a national trade body.
Simon Colderick, 30, was named PCA Qualified Technician Student of the Year at the Property Care Association’s (PCA) annual awards.
The accolade, sponsored by Stallard Kane, was presented by Technician’s Examiner Peter Macdonald at the sixth annual event, this time held at the Royal Armouries, Leeds.
Simon received a framed certificate along with an Apple iPad and a bottle of champagne.
Chief Executive of the PCA, Steve Hodgson, said: “Simon’s consistent drive to achieve has shown through his studies and reflects the level of expertise we encourage throughout the industry.
“His employers describe him as a hard-working individual dedicated to getting the job finished to the highest standards – he is a worthy winner of this prestigious award.”
Simon works as a technician at Complete Preservation, based in North Bradley, Trowbridge, Wiltshire – a family company that specialises in remedial preservation works to buildings. He said: “I’m really pleased to have won the award – it came as a complete surprise.
“As a new-comer to the industry – having only worked at Complete Preservation for 18 months – it’s a real honour to have won the award and it’s given me a real confidence boost.
“It’s all down to my boss Ross Charters and the great people I work with who have encouraged me along the way.”
Complete Preservation are pleased of what Simon has acheived whilst working for us and to win the award shows us and our customers that our in house training is of the highest standard. Our policy is to have trained qualified technicians to carry out all of our work, we have invested lots of time and money to ensure the job gets done first time correctly because we believe any remedial preservation company are only as good as their technicians.
Noted for its training and technical expertise, the PCA incorporates the British Wood Preserving and Damp-proofing Association (BWPDA), which has been in formation for 80 years.
The trade body represents the UK’s structural repair sector, as well as the structural waterproofing, wood preservation, damp-proofing, flood remediation and invasive weed control industries.