Lee pictured with AfC chair Dave Singh

Drury Joinery Services Limited has won a prestigious European Award for its work with apprentices in the micro companies’ sector at the closing event of the EU Vocational Skills Week in Brussels, on Friday 24th November. The European Alliance for Apprenticeships, whose award it is, received nominations from all over the European Union. In her remarks, Marianne Thyssen a senior representative of the European Commission noted the excellent practice in developing apprentices in the best traditions of one-to-one training.

Lee Drury was the only UK Winner from 12 categories that seek to recognise excellent work in vocational education and training, particularly apprenticeships.


Many congratulations to our member CR Civil Engineering for being chosen, not just as the “Most Considerate Company” in their category, but also the “Overall Winner” in the 2017 Considerate Constructors Scheme Awards.



Action for Construction is supporting East Leake Academy students who are going to spend 10 days in April – making the bricks by hand, then building walls for the Nyagbo Sroe Kindergarten at the Eugemot Orphanage in Ghana, by providing a range of tools, materials and equipment.

If you are interested in donating any items, please contact Howard Platts for further details.

Find out all about the Project, now in its third year, by attending our “Open Evening” on Wednesday 21st February at Van Elle’s new training centre in Pinxton, Ashfield.