Double joy for Glasgow apprentice

Gordon receives his award from David Syzmanski, master of The Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers

A Glasgow-based apprentice is celebrating after being honoured for a second time for his tiling skills.

Gordon Cook (34), an apprentice at ceramic, wall and floor covering specialist A De Cecco, received a special presentation at The Tile Association’s annual awards in London. He previously won the Skillbuild 2016 apprentice of the year award in the wall and flooring tile category.

Alberto De Cecco, chairman of A De Cecco said, “We are really pleased for Gordon, to be recognised for his efforts and quality of his work against other apprentices across the UK is a great achievement. Gordon has excelled at his new career with A De Cecco and we are proud to have him working on some of our major projects so that he can gain experience and develop his career further.”

Gordon added, “I was thrilled to be named the Skillbuild apprentice of the year so to be recognised a second time is fantastic. I’ve met some great people throughout the competition and seen some fantastic skills and quality of work which makes the award even more special.

“Working at A De Cecco has given me the opportunity to work on projects like the Glasgow Subway, Robert Gordon University, Edinburgh Military Tattoo alongside some of Scotland’s leading contractors – the award is great recognition of the progress I’ve made.”