At midday on Friday, 16 February stonemason Luke Kingston was presented with Highly Commended Duke of Gloucester Award for Excellence in Stonemasonry alongside his workmate, Christian Sullivan, who received a Commended award. The masons were given their awards by Peter Clark, Master of the Worshipful Company of Masons.
The Duke of Gloucester Awards for Excellence in Stonemasonry are bi-annual and jointly supported by the Worshipful Company of Masons and the Stone Federation of Great Britain. They are awarded to qualified masons with the aim of encouraging high standards in all aspects of the craft of stonemasonry. They are open to stonemasons with between two and nine years post-qualification experience who have shown high standards in all aspects of stonemasonry and have a portfolio of projects which illustrates his or her work.
The Worshipful Company of Masons introduced the Awards in 2007 in honour of HRH the Duke of Gloucester, who has been a liveryman of The Masons’ Company since 1975 and an honorary member of its Court since 1995. The Duke, through his architectural background, has a keen interest in the construction industry, our national heritage and in the training of craftsmen in the industry.
Clerk of the Works Gary Price said:
"It is great to see our younger masons succeeding and their hard work and skill being recognised. The awards are testament to their dedication and talent, as well as the wide ranging experience they get working on this amazing building. It is a training that is second to none."
Congratulations to our talented duo!
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