Industry experts to judge inaugural Multi-Skill Competition Grand Final

Published:  15 April, 2016

Dunlop has announced the judging panel for the Grand Final of its Multi-Skill Champion Competition 2016.

Throughout the year, FE colleges providing the City & Guilds Construction Skills qualification have been invited to enter an outstanding individual to compete in the competition, with Dunlop supporting the college with training and materials.

Winners from across the UK will converge at Dunlop’s Innovation and Technology Centre on 16 June to compete in a series of decorating and tiling challenges to determine the Dunlop Multi-Skill Champion 2016. Grand Final competitors will be judged by Dunlop training manager Dave Rowley and professional decorator Wayne de Wet. Following the Champion Tests, the winning student will be presented with the Grand Final Trophy and £500 worth of tiling and decorating tools.

Mr Rowley joined Dunlop in 1992 as a tiling tutor and has trained in the region of 10,000 people. Since 2009 he has also been the lead judge for the national SkillBuild finals for wall and floor tiling. Organised by the Construction Industry Training Board, SkillBuild provides an important showcase for trainees, and helps to improve workmanship and increase standards across the industry.

Debi Boulton, Dunlop sales and marketing manager, said: “We’re delighted to get such well-known names in tiling and decorating to judge the Grand Final of our Multi-Skill Champion competition. Mr Rowley is passionate about training and is highly regarded in the industry, sitting on numerous committees at the TTA, and acting as lead judge at SkillBuild.

“We’ve had an amazing response from colleges and multi-skill students across the UK and look forward seeing who will be crowned the Grand Final winner”

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