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Sika celebrates young talent as sponsor of Construction Development Awards

Construction chemical specialist specialist, Sika, is set to reiterate its support for young talent, training, and apprenticeships in the construction sector on 24th May, as headline sponsor of the Construction Development Alliance (CDA) Young Professionals Awards.

The company behind leading roofing sector brands, including Sika-Trocal, Decothane, Sikalastic, and Sarnafil, Sika is sponsoring the Awards for the third consecutive time. The Awards recognise the achievements of five outstanding young people between the ages of 16 and 25, who encapsulate the contribution of young people to the North West construction sector.

Rod Benson, Business Unit Manager for Sika explains: “The CDA aims to support the growth of the construction and property sectors in the North West, and generate opportunities for young people, helping them develop their talent and long-term careers. We share those values, and are delighted to have an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of young construction professionals across all disciplines at this brilliant biennial event.”

Taking place at prestigious Lancashire venue, Burnley Mechanics, this year’s awards ceremony will be hosted by gardening expert and TV presenter, Charlie Dimmock.

Charlie said: “Nurturing young people, and supporting them as they develop their talent, is critical to any industry, and construction is a really exciting sector with a huge variety of professions on offer – including both gardening and roofing! I’m looking forward to meeting the young professionals at the Awards, and hearing about what makes them so passionate about their careers.”

Rod Benson added: “As a supplier to the construction sector, we recognise the importance of training and apprenticeships, both within our own business and across the contractors we work with.

“We’re very proud to support the Awards, which will ensure that the CDA, as a not-for-profit organisation, can continue to raise the profile of its activities, and involvement with maximising the potential of young professionals in the sector.”

A total of five awards will be given out on 24th May, with a winner for each of five categories: ‘Overcoming Adversity in Construction’, ‘Young Designer of the Year’, ‘Young Apprentice in Construction’, ‘Young Construction Professional’, and ‘Young Construction Environmentalist’.

Reid Lewis from the CDA said: “Sika’s support as headline sponsor has been invaluable over the past few years, and it’s great to see companies across the construction delivery chain supporting young people in the sector, and getting together to celebrate their achievements. We’re expecting an eclectic mix of suppliers, contractors, sub-contractors, and associated disciplines on the night, and are looking forward to a fantastic evening with the very best of young talent in the North West’s construction sector.”