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Mark Priestman

Read this before you decide to get the Red CSCS card...

1 September 2018 | Training
Mark Priestman has more than 20 years’ experience in the natural stone sector. He plays an active role in the development and delivery of training in this specialist environment. Along with his...
Mark Priestman

Mark Priestman writes a column about training in Natural Stone Specialist magazine.

2 August 2018 | Training
Today, one of the key pillars of good management and supervision is the need to be able to monitor activity by measurable means. Some things are relatively easy to measure, such as the dimensions of...
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There are opportunities in stonemasonry.

22 June 2018 | Training
It is one thing to know what stonemasonry is, another to have the skills required to produce it. And although some predict robots and artificial intelligence will take jobs, skills of all kinds are...
 
Mark Priestman

Mark Priestman.

17 June 2018 | Training
I was asked this week how a contractor could handle access to site for a new entrant to their business who is also a new starter in the construction industry.Naturally, a business will be reluctant...
SkillBuild Bath winners

Bath College SkillBuild winners Josh Underwood and Hartaj Hunjan.

15 June 2018 | Training
Everyone involved in last motnh's (May) SkillBuild competition in Bath, run by Stone Federation Great Britain in conjunction with CITB, had been sworn to secrecy about the result until the...
City & Guilds of London Art School open house

The stonecarving competition in full swing at the City & Guilds of London Art School during London Craft Week.

25 May 2018 | Training
The City & Guilds of London Art School in Kennington Park Road, London, is the country's best known centre of excellence for teaching stone and wood carving. This year, for the third time...
SPAB Fellows

The 2018 SPAB Fellows (left to right): Naz Dmiuterko, Gary Holliday, Ross Buckley.

13 May 2018 | Training
Two of the three people on the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) William Morris Craft Fellowship this year are stonemasons.They are Naz Dmiuterko and Gary Holliday. They are...
Mark Priestman

Mark Priestman has more than 20 years’ experience in the natural stone sector. He plays an active role in the development and delivery of training in this specialist environment. Along with his father, David Priestman, he runs a training consultancy whose mantra is: Qualify the Workforce!

12 May 2018 | Training
‘Rejoice!’ said I.After all the tendering and evidencing of credentials we (Priestman Associates) have achieved the winning CITB tender to deliver the Specialist Applied-Skills Programmes...
Mark Priestman

Mark Priestman.

27 February 2018 | Training
Mark Priestman has more than 20 years’ experience in the natural stone sector. He plays an active role in the development and delivery of training in this specialist environment. Along with his...

Mark Priestman.

29 November 2017 | Training
Mark Priestman has more than 20 years’ experience in the natural stone sector. He plays an active role in the development and delivery of training in this specialist environment. Along with his...

Theo Brogan (left) from Building Crafts College with his SkillBuild Gold Medal is congratulated by Oliver Farrell, Project Manager for CITB in Birmingham.

19 November 2017 | Training
Congratulations to the Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winners in the stonemasonry section of the UK SkillBuild competition that took place at the NEC, Birmingham, 16-18 November. The contest is run by...

Mark Priestman provides guidance on training.

3 November 2017 | Training
Mark Priestman has more than 20 years’ experience in the natural stone sector. He plays an active role in the development and delivery of training in this specialist environment. Along with his...

The SkillBuild finals take place at the NEC, Birmingham, on 16-18 November.

3 November 2017 | Training
SkillBuild is the largest construction skills competition in the UK. Regional heats have eliminated entrants and led to the selection of the competitors who will be in the final that is taking place...
Archie Stoke-Faiers

Stonemason Archie brings back a Silver for the UK from WorldSkills Abu Dhabi.

20 October 2017 | Training
Congratulations to Archie Stoke-Faiers who represented British stonemasonry at the WorldSkills competition in Abu Dhabi this month (15-18 October). He gained a Silver Medal.Archie, who trained at...
Trainees at work

CITB has extended its Skills & Training Fund to next year.

19 September 2017 | Training
The CITB has extended the availability of the Skills & Training Fund to 29 March 2018.  Though an on line application can be submitted at any time,  additional scoring points when...

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