Scunthorpe apprentice reaches grand final of national competition

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 10 Apr 2018

An apprentice with a Scunthorpe firm has reached the final of a national competition.

Lewis Gibson, who works for Ashbridge Roofing, was one of more than 1,200 applicants in the Screwfix Trade Apprentice of the Year contest.

After being selected as one of 30 semi-finalists, he has now been chosen as one of 10 to go forward to the grand final, to be held at Google's head office in London later this month.

Lewis, 24, has worked for Ashbridge Roofing for two years and was nominated by the business for the competition for his talent for roofing and outstanding approach to personal development.

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His semi-final video has been released by Ongo, which owns Ashbridge Roofing, and can be viewed at the top of this page.

Lewis said: "Being recognised in a national award is so exciting for me. I'm really overwhelmed by the support I've received so far, especially from my team at Ashbridge Roofing.

"It's the job I love doing, so to be able to promote it is great for me. I've really enjoyed taking part in the competition so far, and can't wait for the final."

Lewis Gibsonis a finalist in the Screwfix Trade Apprentice of the Year competition

Zak McKay, contracts manager at Ashbridge Roofing, said: "We’re over the moon that Lewis has made the final, he really deserves it and we couldn't be more proud.

"Lewis is a role model to other young people in the industry, and we’re very lucky to have him as part of our team.

"It's nice to see local people and businesses showing their support on Twitter and cheering him on. We wish him the best of luck, we’ll all be keeping our fingers crossed."

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