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Hull Building Safety Group Award 2014

The Hull Building Safety Group held its Charity Dinner/Dance and Safety Awards Presentation at the Willerby Manor Hotel on Saturday 15th March. The evening’s events saw the presentation of the Safety Groups’ annual awards, which were sponsored by MKM Building Supplies Ltd, Hull and Hudson Contract Services Ltd.

The winners of the Main Contractors Award were Houlton in 1st place.

The evenings’ events included a fund raising game of Heads and Tails and a raffle with prizes being donated by group members and several of their trade partners, all in aid of Dove House Hospice. These two events raised £1300.00 for the Group’s elected charity. 

Student of the Year 2014

Houlton’s 350th Apprentice is Student of the Year and collects £350!

Houlton’s apprentice Josh Hunter has scooped 4 awards in a month! He started by winning a brickwork competition in the senior category at this year’s Yorkshire Guild of Bricklayers. He then went on to win the Award for the Most Outstanding Student on an Apprentice Programme 2014 and the Award for the Most Outstanding Apprenticeship on a Brickwork Level 2 Course 2014 at the Hull College Construction Awards evening.
Josh then completed his academic year by winning the Student of the Year Award on a Work Based Learning Course 2014 at the prestigious Hull College Awards Ceremony at Hull City Hall. Josh is the 350th Houlton apprentice in 135 years trading - our first indentured apprentice was Thomas Bishop, bricklayer and plasterer, who started a 5 year apprenticeship in November 1879 and then went onto serve with the company for 57 years!