Accrington and Rossendale College were delighted to host and support the launch of the Guild of Bricklayers Competition 2022, a platform for learners to showcase their excellent creative skills and techniques and their knowledge and awareness of brickwork.

Founded in 1932, The Guild is an association with the aims of promoting and maintaining the highest standards of craftsmanship in Brickwork. Each year the Guild, through its network of sections, organise regional brickwork competitions. These are sponsored by brick, mortar and tool manufacturers and attract 300 competitors.

William Bowman, President of the Guild of Bricklayers said “Competitions are a long-standing tradition within the Guild dating back over 40 years. The knowledge and skills of the craft of Bricklaying has certainly benefited from these competitions”.

Guild of Bricklayers 2022 Competition

Accrington and Rossendale College’s competitor Cameron Gibson for the senior competition

Competitions were held for both Junior and Senior categories.  Accrington and Rossendale College’s competitors included Cameron Gibson for the senior competition and Eugene Fenlon for the junior competition (both studying for Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard Bricklayer).

A massive well done to everyone who took part! And to the winners:

🏆Senior Heat – Charles Jeffries – Preston
🥈Senior Heat – Daniel Whitley – Riverside College
🥉Senior Heat – Taylor Hill – Liverpool College

🏆Junior Heat – Finlay Desanti – Preston College
🥈 Junior Heat – Jordan Cobbley- Warrington College
🥉 Junior Heat – Logan De Gouveia – Burnley College

Event sponsors included Wienerberger, MPA, MKM Building Supplies, Stabila, Footprint, City & Guilds, Brick Jackets Ltd, ACS, IG Masonry Support and Marshalltown.

Maintaining the highest standards of craftsmanship

Working closely with the Guild of Bricklayers organisation, Accrington and Rossendale College continue to support and maintain the highest standards of craftsmanship in brickwork. The college has a proud history of delivering high quality vocational courses and technical training. Excelling in providing Construction students with first-class teaching from industry experts using industry standard equipment, alongside generating the opportunity for them to learn and develop a range of skills and techniques, providing learners with a strong platform to progress to fantastic and rewarding careers.


Find out more about Construction courses available at Accrington and Rossendale College here.