Jay Stubbs, a self-employed leadworker from Essex, scoops Young Leadworker of the Year 2017 prize

After a tough practical assessment at the LSA back in March, we are delighted to announce that Jay Stubbs, 26 years old, from Hornchurch in Essex is the LSA 2107 Young Leadworker of the Year. Jay received his award as part of The Roofing Awards 2017, organised by the NFRC.

Jay, who is self-employed and trades as LDN Leadwork Ltd, beat two other top candidates to the title – Callum Thornhill, a self-employed leadworker trading as CT Leadworks Ltd from Kirton in Lincolnshire; and Shane White, a self-employed Leadworker trading as SW Leadworks Ltd from Wiveliscombe in Somerset.

From a strong field of entries, the judges narrowed it down to these final three having seen them install leadwork as part of a practical assessment at the LSA’s Training Centre, demonstrating their technical skills on simulated roof rigs.

The Judges were impressed by the overall standard this year, and found it very difficult to differentiate between the three finalists but chose Jay Stubbs for the accuracy and speed of his work. Congratulations to him and all who took part.