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Burton Roofing Merchants Ltd sponsor roofing apprentices

15 October 2019

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Bolton College has formed an exciting collaboration with a national roofing supplies company.


Burton Roofing Merchants Ltd distribute roofing materials worldwide, and have over 35 years’ experience in the roofing trade.


The College, which is part of the University of Bolton Group, is one the few Further Education colleges to provide Roofing Apprenticeships in England.


Last week, Burton Roofing Merchants Ltd's Nick Blackshaw and Callum Cowham, visited the College to present the Roofing Department with £1,000 credit to spend at their Stockport branch.


The funds will be used for materials to support the apprentices in their training.


It’s not the first time Burton Roofing Merchants Ltd have supported roofing apprentices and trainees. Leeds College of Building, Edinburgh College, Dundee & Angus College and Newcastle College have already benefited from their generosity.  


The company have also sponsored the prestigious SkillBuild, the largest multi-trade competition in the UK for construction trainees and apprentices.


Bolton College students compete in SkillBuild every year and even hosted this year’s regional heats, with many of the College’s students reaching the WorldSkills finals.


Nick Blackshaw, Manager of the Stockport branch, met the students to discuss the trade and to see how the money will be spent. He said: “It is really important to keep skilled tradespeople coming into the industry. As a company we are very proud to support Bolton College and the students attending.”


Luke O’Gorman, one of the College’s Roofing Lecturers, added: “I was delighted to meet Nick and Callum. We are incredibly grateful for their sponsorship, and it was lovely to meet them so that we could thank them in person.


“Our roofing apprentices will benefit massively from this, and we’re already looking forward to future sponsorship opportunities with Burton Roofing Supplies.”


Callum Cowham, who is Burton Roofing Merchant Ltd's Head of Marketing, said: “Burton Roofing is proud to support Bolton College. We first came to learn about the College through the NFRC trade show and we are really impressed with the syllabus, facilities and great staff.”    


Interested in a Roofing Apprenticeship? You can find out more by clicking here.     


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