Industry Awards 2015

A highlight of the Annual Conference is the presentation of awards to the top performing students of 2014 at the Conference Dinner. This year 4 of the 6 winners were lucky to be able to attend the Queenstown Conference to accept their award.

 

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Tutor Rowan Bell with 2015 top students enjoying the Ice Bar, Queenstown. (L to R) Kristy Gray (G L Bowron Ltd), Edwin Rea (G L Bowron Ltd), Mark Mandanici (Howe Leather) & Rowan

 

Advanced Course, Final Year

 

Allied Colour Award is presented each year to the top student in the 2nd year of the advanced course and includes a fully paid trip to the Shanghai Leather Fair. This year’s award went to Mark Mandanici, Howe Leather. Mark was also top student in the 1st year of the Advanced Course the previous year.

 

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(L to R) Howard McConachie (Managing Director of Allied Colour 2000 Ltd) presents the award for the top student on the final year of the Advanced Leather Course to Mark Mandanici (Howe Leather, Melbourne).

 

Dominion Salt Award for the runner-up on the 2nd year of the Advanced Course, including a cheque for $500, went to Edwin Rea, GL Bowron Ltd

 

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(L to R) Brett Hobson (Dominion Salt South Island Sales Manager) presents the award for the runner-up student on the final year of the Advanced Leather Course to Edwin Rea (G L Bowron Ltd, Christchurch)

 

Advanced Course Year 1

 

Lanxess Award for the top student of the 1st year of the Advanced Course, and a cheque for $500, went to Kristy Gray, also of GL Bowron Ltd. Kristy won the award for top student on the Introductory Course in the previous year, which was presented to her at last year’s Conference in Wellington.

 

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(L to R) Steve Cartlidge (Lanxess Business Manager, Leather Chemicals, Lanxess Pty Ltd) presents the award for top student of the Advanced Course Year 1 to Kristy Gray (G L Bowron Ltd, Christchurch)

 

Introductory Course

 

Shamrock Award for top student of the Introductory Course, and a cheque for $1000 went to Graham Scammell, GL Bowron Ltd, completing a trio of awards to staff from this company.

 

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(L to R) John Quigley (Managing Director of the Shamrock Group Ltd) presents the award for the top student of the Introductory Course, to Graham Scammell, (G L Bowron Ltd, Christchurch)

 

Interchem Award for the runner-up of the Introductory Course, and a cheque for $500 went to Paras Sharma of Wallace Corp (the award was presented to Steven Robb on Paras’ behalf)

 

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(L to R) Rhys Evans (Business Manager at Interchem Agencies Ltd) presents the award for runner-up of the Introductory Course to Steven Robb on behalf of Paras Sharma (Wallace Corp, Waitoa)

 

Fellmongery Award

 

Chemcolour Award for the top student of the fellmongery course, and a cheque for $1000 was presented to Sali Purcell of Progressive Leathers. This award was presented to Sali earlier in the year by David Thompson, Industry Manager at Chemcolour Industries NZ Ltd.

 

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(L to R) David Thompson (Industry Manager at Chemcolour Industries NZ Ltd)), Sali Purcell (Progressive Leathers, Hastings), Geoff Holmes (Director of LASRA)

 

Congratulations to all the award winners this year for their hard efforts, and a big hearty thank you to the award sponsors for your continued support of Industry Training.