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Keyfix and IG Masonry Support proudly sponsor the ABC Awards

Posted on 18 Jan 2023

Keyfix and IG Masonry Support are delighted to announce their event sponsorships for this year’s Association of Brickwork Contractors (ABC) Awards.


Entries into The ABC Awards opened in July, encouraging brickwork contractors to submit their entries in five distinguished categories which recognise outstanding quality in the Brickwork Contracting sector: Commitment to Training and Development, Project of the Year, ABC Bricklayer Apprentice of the Year, ABC Associate Supplier of the Year, and ABC Craftsperson of the Year.

Specialists in the development of non-combustible masonry accessories, Keyfix is sponsoring the event’s ‘Commitment to Training and Development’ category which is aimed at companies that demonstrate a fervent dedication to training. Keyfix has also been shortlisted for the Associate Supplier of the Year Award, and is the only manufacturer that has made the shortlist.

Commenting on the sponsorship, John Duffin, Managing Director at Keyfix, said:

“The category we are sponsoring chimes with our belief that high-quality training programmes are crucial to the development of a new generation of skilled bricklayers. We recognise the excellent work ABC is carrying out to upskill young bricklayers and the industry as a whole, hence we’re delighted to offer our support to this year’s awards.”

The awards are designed to celebrate outstanding quality in the brickwork contracting sector, which relates to IG Masonry Support as a leading designer manufacturer of advanced stainless-steel masonry support products.

Eve Livett, Association of Brickwork Contractors’ CEO, said:

“We’re delighted to have IG Masonry Support on board as an award sponsor. I’m aware of how dedicated the company is to improving standards in the brickwork sector with its innovative range of masonry support products. IG Masonry Support’s patronage is also indicative of its belief in ABC’s aim to improve the skillset of the UK’s current and future brick workers.”

Commenting on the awards, Scott Denham, Sales Director for IG Masonry Support, remarked:

“ABC is doing a superb job in helping to improve the skills of a new generation of brickworkers. The type of training they provide is essential to ensuring products innovated by ourselves and other masonry-based companies are implemented using the highest workmanship. We were more than happy to sponsor the ABC Awards as a show of support for the progress made by their superb learning programme and its trainees.”

John Duffin, Managing Director at Keyfix, added, “Good luck to all entrants taking part in this year’s ABC Awards, which we hope will become established as a red-letter event for the bricklaying industry.”

Winners in each category will be announced at a finals evening held at London’s Royal Horseguards Hotel on 24th February 2023. This evening marks the second time the awards have been held since their inception in 2021. Both Keyfix and IG Masonry Support look forward to celebrating the achievements of pioneers in the brickwork sector.

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