Plaisterers’ Industry Committee
The Company maintains strong working relationships with its trade through the Federation of Plastering and Drylining Contractors, liaison with the prime plaster and drylining manufacturers, colleges and other training providers.
This is achieved through the Company’s Industry Committee whose main objective is to promote effective support of the plastering and drylining industry. By co-ordinating the views and requirements of the plastering industry, the Company plays an important part in ensuring
that the standards, established over many
hundreds of years, are maintained in a manner
that is appropriate for the needs of the industry
in the 21st Century.
The Industry Committee also promotes education
by organising the Plaisterers Training Awards
and awarding Annual Bursaries for training and
The Plaisterers’ Trophy
An annual award for the plastering contractor who has carried out the best plasterwork in Great Britain ‘upholding the image of the plastering craft in all its diverse skills’. The competition was established by the Company in 1969.
In 1982, the awards were divided into two sections, one for fibrous plaster and one for solid plaster. In 2004 a third category for drylining was added and the overall winner of the Plaisterers’ Trophy was decided by a panel of judges from these three sections. In 2009 three handsome new Plaisterers Trophies were presented to winners in each of the three categories for contracts carried out in 2008.
As well as the Trophy, framed certificates are presented to the building owner, the architect, the main contractor, the plastering contractor, the plastering site foreman and - in the case of fibrous plastering - the plaster shop foreman connected to the winning entry.
The Master makes the presentations each February at a lunch organised by the Federation of Plastering and Drywall Contractors.