2013 has been a whirlwind year for Kris with numerous competition wins from the prestigious PDA Apprentice Trainee of the Year in June to winning the Isaac Berriman Cup in October. However, there is no stopping him and he was awarded third place in the Apprentice Paperhanging competition at the Annual PDA Conference in Harrogate on Saturday. Kris was congratulated by several very proud colleagues for his commitment to achieving the highest accolades in the Painting industry.
Kris, an apprentice at the North East branch of Bagnalls, based in Gateshead – and a student at New College Durham,was presented with a certificate and a £100 prize. He said: “I am really enjoying my apprenticeship with Bagnalls. I get a great deal of support from my colleagues which drives me on to improve all the time. I still feel I have a lot more to do and look forward to competing in The Skills Show in a couple of weeks time.”