YNE News and Events

  • Ashbridge Roofing Apprentice Makes Screwfix Trade Apprentice of the Year 2018 Final

    by Ashbridge Roofing | May 17, 2018

     TeamLewis - ScrewFix Trade Apprentice of the year 2018

    A high-achieving apprentice from Scunthorpe’s Ashbridge Roofing is in the final of the Screwfix Trade Apprentice of the Year 2018.

    The competition was open to all trade apprentices aged 16 and over in the UK, and this year 1,200 applications were submitted. From these, just 30 were selected for the semi-finals, and only 10 went on to make the final, including Lewis. 

    Twenty-four-year-old Lewis, from Grimsby, has been employed by Ashbridge Roofing for two years and was nominated by them for his talent for roofing, and outstanding approach to personal development.

    The grand final will take place on 27 April at the Google Head Office in London. 

    Lewis Gibson, Roofing Apprentice said: “Being recognised in a national award is so exciting for me. I’m really overwhelmed by the support I’ve received so far, especially from my team at Ashbridge Roofing. 

    “It’s the job I love doing, so to be able to promote it is great for me. I’ve really enjoyed taking part in the competition so far, and can’t wait for the final.” 

    Zak McKay, Contracts Manager at Ashbridge Roofing said: “We’re over the moon that Lewis has made the final, he really deserves it and we couldn’t be more proud. 

    “Lewis is a role model to other young people in the industry, and we’re very lucky to have him as part of our team. “

    “It’s nice to see local people and businesses showing their support on Twitter and cheering him on. We wish him the best of luck, we’ll all be keeping our fingers crossed.”

    Show your support by tweeting us, just include #TeamLewis and tag @OngoUK.

  • Booking now open for the YNE 2018 AGM

    by Laura | Apr 23, 2018


    Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are now available for Yorkshire & North East Regional Members and Supplier Members to book.

    The event takes place on the 11th July at Catterick Racecourse, starting at 10:30am and concluding at 5:30pm. Which will include morning coffee, AGM, lunch, access to a private bar and a full race programme enjoyed from a private marquee.

    For more information and to book, contact the Yorkshire & North East Regional Manager, Andrew Turnbull


    by Martin-Brooks | Mar 23, 2018

    Martin-Brooks Charity

    Six local organisations are benefiting from the ongoing generosity of Sheffield roofing specialists, Martin-Brooks, after it handed over another £3,000 from its charity fund.  

    Representatives from the nominated charities gathered at the firm’s Darnall offices to receive cheques of £500 each, taking it past its original fundraising target. 

    On its 25th anniversary, Martin-Brooks pledged to raise £25,000 for charity and although this has now been reached, the firm has committed to continuing its support of six organisations – Amy’s Retreat, Catcliffe MS Therapy Centre, Cavendish Cancer Care, Sheffield Talking News, St Vincent’s Furniture Scheme and The Rowan School.  

    John Elmore, Martin-Brooks’ managing director, said: “Over the past few years, we have become familiar with the faces behind these small, yet vital, charities and have seen what a difference our donations make. They each offer very different services, but are all loved and respected by the communities in which they operate. It was a pleasure to donate the proceeds from our latest round of fundraising and we look forward to seeing them again soon.”  

    The mainstay of Martin-Brooks’ fundraising efforts is an annual golf day, held at Renishaw Park Golf Club. Last year, more than 50 friends, colleagues and suppliers turned out to support the event, raising more than £1,500.  

    Professor Barry Hancock, chairman of Friends of The Rowan School, added: “Martin-Brooks’ continued generosity is much appreciated by FOTRS. The school is applying to the Variety Children’s Charity for a new Sunshine coach and we have committed to raising £10,000 towards this project. The firm’s donation gives us an excellent start.”  

    For more information about Martin-Brooks’ wide range of domestic and commercial roofing services, telephone (0114) 244 7720 or visit www.martin-brooks.co.uk

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