Carpenter Charlie Reeve Secures Gold Medal at UK’s SkillBuild Competition

Carpenter Charlie Reeve Secures Gold Medal at UK’s SkillBuild Competition


Charlie Reeve, has triumphed in the national SkillBuild final, winning the gold medal for his efforts; he now hopes to follow in his father’s footsteps and represent the UK in the international skills competitions.

Charlie, who joined us on an apprenticeship after leaving school at 16, has progressed tremendously during his time with E N Suiter; and has demonstrated his abilities against 53 competitors from across the UK who also took part in SkillBuild. Over three intense days of competition the best construction trainees and apprentices from across the country were tested, against the clock, in their chosen trades; with Charlie securing the gold medal.

In addition to the prestige of winning the national SkillBuild title in their respective trades, the competition winners are in with a chance of selection to represent the United Kingdom in the 46th WorldSkills competition, due to be held in Shanghai, next October.

Charlie said: “I was thrilled to find out I’d won the gold medal. This is a massive achievement and is what I’ve been working towards for the last 3 years. Hopefully now I may stand a chance to be considered for the international competition.”

If Charlie is selected for the UK’s WorldSkills team, he will be following in the footsteps of his dad, Ian, who won a bronze medal in the bricklaying competition of the 1993 Youth Skill Olympics in Taipei, Taiwan.

Ian Reeve, who is now a Contracts Manager, said: “It would be nice for Charlie to be able to represent the country like I did. He’s a smashing lad and he’s done really, really well.”

The entire team at E N Suiter would like to swish Charlie a successful future in the WorldSkills competition and all the best within his second year of a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Construction Management with City College Norwich.

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