Daniel Snook of Premier Mastic Asphalt has been awarded the Special Trade Award and Overall Cornwall Construction Training Group’s Apprentice of the Year Award 2013 at the Atlantic Hotel on 3rd October. Daniel is half-way through his four year training course with the organisation and has impressed in all of his projects.  He is the first Mastic Asphalt apprentice to emerge from Cornwall for over 20 years and this award celebrates the work of the Mastic Asphalt industry’s long-term commitment to craft training.

Daniel regularly travels from the West Country, where he lives and works, into London for two week block placements at Hackney College to learn about his craft. He is able to put this learning into practice on-site under the supervision of Jason Shields, partner at Premier Mastic Asphalt.  He, too, served his apprenticeship with the organisation, beginning his training in the industry over 30 years ago, and has since become a fully qualified mastic asphalt spreader.

“We are very proud of Daniel and his achievements. He always listens well and undertakes his work competently and he fully deserves the recognition that comes with this award,” commented Jason.

Projects in which Daniel was involved include work at the Tate Gallery, St. Ives, the Morrab Library in Penzance and several other prestigious projects. In the meantime he has also attended Health and Safety courses and been trained to Fire Marshall level.

Premier Mastic Asphalt specialises in the installation of Mastic Asphalt waterproof roofing, tanking, paving and flooring as well as undertaking general flat roofing works. They are a small company and are passionate about continuing to support a very old and traditional trade.

They continue to promote their product to local builders, building companies and architects among others and offer a very reliable and technical knowledge base.