A STOURPORT-based organisation has been recognised for its standards of training and education for a second successive year.

Forum Training, part of Thomas Vale Construction, been awarded the British Gypsum Trophy during the 14th Annual Plaisterers Training Awards.

Held at Plaisterers’ Hall in the City of London, the awards recognise achievement in training and education within the UK plastering trade.

The British Gypsum Trophy was established two years ago to promote the training of dryliners of all ages to become fully qualified and fully skilled. It is presented to the independent training provider which achieves the highest level 2 and 3 pass rate in the world of drylining.

Bill Munn, Forum Training director, said: “We were absolutely thrilled to receive this award.

“Over the past 12 months our business has grown from strength to strength and this award shows our commitment to deliver high-quality skills and qualifications to the industry’s workforce.

“With the hard work and dedication of management, assessor and administration teams we hope to transfer our skills and knowledge to secure a future for the West Midlands economic regeneration.”

The awards, presented by the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman David Wootton, were attended by an audience representing a cross-section of the plastering and dry-lining trade, training colleges, independent training providers and City livery companies.

For more than 500 years the Plaisterers’ Company has supported the skills of its trade in a variety of ways including co-founding City & Guilds and awarding training bursaries.