There were celebrations on the Stortford Interiors table when the winners of the 2019 Fit-Out Futures Awards were celebrated at the FIS President’s Lunch in London on Tuesday 5th February. The event saw 300 members and their guests come together to see the winners revealed in the delightful surroundings of Plaisterers’ Hall.

John Taylor, Carpentry Apprentice for Parkrose – A Division of Stortford Interiors won ‘Apprentice of the Year’. The judges commented that John was clearly a talented tradesman and that he was also changing attitudes internally about the positive benefits that an apprentice can bring to his company. John was also praised for his understanding of the importance of his work and the need to follow guidelines. He continues to develop as a fantastic example of why the modern apprenticeship system will shape our industry for the future. In addition, our Construction Manager Richard Austen was runner-up in the ‘Future Leader’. Richard was awarded runner-up due to his enthusiasm to adopt new ways of working and new technologies. He was also recognised for his ability to manage both his peers and his superiors.