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SkillPLUMB competition progresses

George Caddick was named as the South’s best young plumber in the final regional heat of the SkillPLUMB 2013 event.

He works as an apprentice for Blue Bay Plumbing and Heating and is studying at Cornwall College.

Mr Caddick beat eight other competitors and scored the highest for the installation of a small central heating system.

Second place was awarded to Jon-Marc Sullivan of Sullivan Plumbing and Heating and K College, with the third place slot going to Lee Hopper of Mid Kent College.

“I was just happy to finish the task, never mind to have won!” said George. “It’s been exciting and hard at times but I’ve learnt a lot and I’m glad to have done so well, for myself and also for my family, college and employer who have supported me.”

With the final heat now complete, competition organiser SummitSkills will soon announce which contestants from across all regional heats will be invited to the UK final in November, to take place at The Skills Show at the Birmingham NEC.

The event took place at Bridgwater College on 26 June and featured the UK Copper Board as its premier sponsor.