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Proud to Attend the SBCSG Apprentice Awards 2024 

Proud to Attend the SBCSG Apprentice Awards 2024 


On Thursday, 27th June, we were proud to attend the Annual Swansea Bay Construction Support Group Apprentice Awards!  

Every year, the awards celebrate the fantastic work and achievements of skilled young apprentices from across the South Wales region. Returning to the Stadium, the awards recognised the achievements of new entrants, apprentices and future talent within the construction industry in our local area.  

The Swansea Bay Construction Support Group (SBCSG), is an alliance of contractors in the Neath, Port Talbot, and Swansea region. As a grant-funded non-profit, SBCSG provides affordable training to help members achieve national-level competence. This is done through discounted training and partnerships with initiatives like our Shared Apprentice Scheme. 

We had a fantastic evening with Swansea legend Kev Johns as our host, recognising the benefits of a construction career and the valuable skills aspiring apprentices can gain. 

Throughout the evening, awards were proudly given to nominated apprentices from some of the member companies of Swansea Bay Construction Support Group, including, ASW Property Services, Andrew Scott, Premier Forecourts and Construction, Castell Construction, Craftsman Flooring, John Weaver, Green’s Carpentry and Swansea Council.  

Awards were also given to Best Technical Apprentice and Best Trade Apprentice. Harry Johal from Castell Construction was awarded Best Technical Apprentice, while Dwayne Vickers from John Weaver won Best Trade Apprentice.  

Sponsored by several respected businesses within the construction industry, featuring PCR Global, City & Guilds, Linc Cymru, Alpha Safety and CIOB, the evening also included a raffle and auction to raise funds for Hands Up for Downs and the Jac Lewis Foundation.  

Hands Up for Downs is a charity dedicated to uniting families, parents, carers, and children with Down Syndrome. The organisation provides essential support and ensures access to necessary services for children living with Down Syndrome.  

The Jac Lewis Foundation, a charity we at Cyfle are deeply proud to support, is dedicated to providing mental health support and resources. Named in memory of Jac Lewis, who tragically lost his life to suicide, the foundation aims to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and offer counseling, educational programs, and community outreach. Emphasising compassion, understanding, and resilience, the foundation strives to create a supportive environment where everyone can access the help they need. 

Euros Griffiths, our Training Manager/ Shared Apprenticeship Coordinator, added:  

“Attending the fourth annual Swansea Bay Construction Support Group Awards was truly a pleasure! It was a fantastic evening celebrating the achievements of local apprentices beginning their careers in the construction industry. Congratulations to all the outstanding nominees and winners – you should be proud of your accomplishments.”