GAI Education Awards lunch 2013

Published:  11 November, 2013

Yet another successful awards lunch was held in London on 6 November to celebrate the success of the new Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) Diploma holders and other special award winners resulting from this year’s examinations.

Over three hundred attendees were entertained by guest speaker, John Inverdale, who joined John Jefferies, GAI president, in presenting the awards.

Congratulations to all of the winners and in particular Ahlam Al-Sharo, GEZE Middle East for winning this year’s Pinnacle Award. The other award winners were:

Level 1

3rd prize: Yun Bum Lee, Hafele South Korea

2nd prize: Shilpa Rao, Hafele India PVT

1st prize: Christine Hunter, WT Lynn

Level 2

3rd prize: Christine Hunter, WT Lynn

2nd prize: Louise Elms, Spiller Architectural Ironmongery

1st prize: Paul White, P.W. Fasteners & Building Supplies

Level 3

Top Business Studies Student: Nikolaos Byrne, Poole Waite & Co

Top Scheduling Student: Stuart Courcoux, Abloy UK

5th prize: Jathar Ashok, Building Supplies & Services Co

4th prize: Navneet Singh Likhari, DORMA India

3rd prize and Bronze Medal: Manoj KP, Building Supplies & Services Co

2nd prize and Silver Medal: Ahlam Al-Sharo, GEZE Middle East FZE

1st prize and Gold Medal: Stuart Courcoux, Abloy UK

Gary Amer, GAI chief executive, said: “The GAI Education Awards is always an enjoyable occasion and one we really look forward to. A lot of effort goes into arranging the event but it’s very rewarding when you see so many people have their achievements recognised. I must thank the event sponsor, Laidlaw Interiors Group, and Pinnacle Award sponsor, Assa Abloy. Their support has been fantastic and has made it all possible.”

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