Dimond raises roofi ng stakes

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A new award of $2000 was presented by Dimond general manager Brad Bridges to roofer Ryan Hayward for excellence in roofi ng demonstrated by an apprentice in the 2005 year. Mr Hayward received his award and engraved medal in front of 250 roofers at the Roofi ng Association of New Zealand (RANZ) annual conference. 

He has just started his own business, and says the money will be a great boost to help continue his dream. “I’m really rapt and can still hardly believe it. Just awesome!” he says. The award is made available by Dimond and the Plumbing, Gasfitting, Drainlaying and Roofing ITO to promote and support quality work in roofing, and will continue for the next few years. 

The yearly award is for an apprentice who demonstrates an excellent standard of practical on-site workmanship and skill. He or she must also be a team player who works well together with colleagues and the community. The winner must be within the top range of practical training and competency assessments gained from the Wintec off-job course within the required year. 

Mr Hayward started his apprenticeship with David Washer of Roofi ng Systems Ltd in Tauranga, and exemplifies the hard working dedicated apprentice. After completing his apprenticeship he started his own business, Fascia and Spouting Specialists, of Tauranga and Mt Maunganui. Comments from colleagues, tutors and judges included: 

“Ryan always goes the extra mile. He is committed and hard working. He works well with others. Ryan follows through on the task at hand and is always looking at innovative new ideas.”