For many football fans he is remembered for issuing three yellow cards to the same player at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.
Graham was sponsored for the event by GPT Ltd.
Now in their third year, the awards celebrate the cream of UK businesses working in the building preservation and protection sector.
After Graham’s talk, presentations began with the Student of the Year Awards in three categories - the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments (CSRT), Certificated Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing (CSSW) and Technician of the Year.
The PCA Awards for Training, Sustainability, Innovation and Customer Focus then followed.
These were judged by an independent panel consisting of Graham Perrior, Head of Standards at the National House Building Council, Douglas Kent, Technical Secretary at the Society for Protection of Ancient Buildings, Roman Russocki, Chief Executive of TrustMark and Geoff Lister, Chairman of the Cross-Industry Apprenticeship Task Force.
The winners were;
Student of the Year Awards
John Longdin, Classic Construction - Certificated Surveyor In Remedial Treatment (CSRT) Student of the Year – sponsored by Triton Chemical Manufacturing
David Hockey, Trace – Certificated Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing (CSSW) Student of the Year - sponsored by Delta Membrane Systems.
Lee Hunter, Eradicure Alliance - Technician of the Year – sponsored by Stallard Kane Associates.
Peter Cox Ltd - Training Award – sponsored by The Wykamol Group
Catrake Ltd – Sustainability Award – sponsored by Dryhome Condensation Ltd
The Wykamol Group - Innovation Award (Highly Commended)– sponsored by PCA
Anglia Property Preservation Ltd – Customer Focus Award – sponsored by Safeguard Europe
Honorary Memberships of the Association were also presented to Graham Coleman and Dr Janice Carey, both chief examiners for the PCA.
Wines were sponsored by Bondpay and the awards brochure was sponsored by Crimson Industrial Vision.
A charity raffle was also held to raise funds for Help for Heroes and Cambridge’s Acorn House.
Raffle prizes were donated by Les Meikle of Wise Property Care Ltd, Kinnell Holdings Ltd, Catrake Ltd, Shepherd PR, First Capital Cashflow, Natural Cement Distribution Ltd, Remedial Treatment Consultants, Hamilton Associates, Phil Hewitt Associates, PCA and Greenwood Accountants.
Steve Hodgson, general manager of the PCA, said: “It was a great night for PCA members, as well as companies and individuals supportive of the Association.
“The awards keep going from strength to strength and are now an important part of our annual programme.”
Notes To Editors
Noted for its training and technical expertise, the PCA represents the UK’s structural waterproofing, damp control, timber preservation, structural repair and flood restoration sectors
It incorporates the British Wood Preserving and Damp-proofing Association (BWPDA).
The PCA is a member of TrustMark the scheme supported by the Government, to help property owners find reliable and trustworthy tradespeople to make home improvements.
Its contractor members are all carefully vetted before being awarded membership - and are then subject to rigorous auditing procedures once admitted to the Association.
As well as delivering a trusted repair procedure, PCA members are able to carry out specialist surveys as part of the house-buying procedure to identify potential problems – as well as a range of other services designed to preserve and protect homes and buildings across the UK.
To find a PCA member log on to www.property-
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