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Mark Priestman

Mark Priestman is a Partner at Priestman Associates LLP, a leading façade preservation project consultancy, from stonemasonry and heritage skills through to site supervision and conservation management. The partnership is trusted by the leading brands of the sector as an NVQ provider for experienced, upskiller and apprentice workers. 07876 687212. [email protected]

10 April 2021 | Training
Mark Priestman is a Director of a training consultancy whose mantra is: Qualify the Workforce!The chancellor had some promising news regarding training in his Budget this year. While some details are...
West Dean merger with KLC

West Deal College of Arts & Conservation and KLC School of Design are merging in time for the new academic year in September.

24 March 2021 | Training
West Dean College of Arts & Conservation, a highly regarded seat of learning in conservation and arts, is joining forces with KLC School of Design, which focuses on interior and garden design.The...
Angelica Zambelis

Angelica Zambelis will get you up to speed with Easystone and Taglio.

19 March 2021 | Training
Machinery supplier offers CAD training specific to the industry to unlock the potential of your CNC saws.The coronavirus might have marked a step-change in digital connectivity, but it has also...
Working

CITB says 320,000 more skilled people will be needed in construction to hit government's 'net zero' targets.

16 March 2021 | Training
The construction industry will have to recruit and train an extra 320,000 people if it is to hit the target set by the government of a 68% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030 and be carbon neutral by...
Mark Priestman

Mark Priestman is a Partner at Priestman Associates LLP, a leading façade preservation project consultancy. From stonemasonry and heritage skills through to site supervision and conservation management. The partnership is trusted by the leading brands of the sector as an NVQ provider for experienced, upskiller and apprentice workers. 07876 687212. [email protected]

15 March 2021 | Training
Mark Priestman plays an active role in the development and delivery of training in the stone sector. Along with his father, David Priestman, he runs a training consultancy whose mantra is: Qualify...
WINS launched

At an NSITG meeting before the lockdown last year are (left to right) Training Officer Claire Wallbridge, NSITG Chair Michelle Turner, National Trust Head of Skills & Crafts Miriam Venner, and Stone Federation Chief Executive Jane Buxey.

8 March 2021 | Training
The Natural Stone Industry Training Group in conjunction with Stone Federation Great Britain has launched a new initiative to highlight the roles and training needs of women in the stone sector. The...
Resin-bound training

Want to lay resin-bound drives to BBA standards? Take this free course offered by Derbyshire Specialist Aggregates.

26 February 2021 | Training
Derbyshire Specialist Aggregates, the manufacturer of Daltex, has launched a free online resin-bound training course to help installers lay these driveways to BBA accredited standards.Resin-bound is...
Amazing Apprenticeships

National Apprenticeship Week kicks off with a celebrity Masterclass given by George Anderson on Monday 8 February.

4 February 2021 | Training
Next week is National Apprenticeship Week and the Natural Stone Industry Training Group (NSITG) will be highlighting events for apprentices to access and Tweeting a series of profiles of roles in...
Mark Priestman

Mark Priestman is a Partner at Priestman Associates LLP, a leading façade preservation project consultancy. From stonemasonry and heritage skills through to site supervision and conservation management. The partnership is trusted by the leading brands of the sector as an NVQ provider for experienced, upskiller and apprentice workers. Tel: 07876 687212. [email protected]

2 February 2021 | Training
THE HANDS, FACE AND SPACE OF LEARNING Hands. Face. Space. The government’s slogan for the Covid-19 pandemic. The same slogan could be employed as a tool for anyone embarking on learning,...
Mark Priestman

Mark Priestman is a Partner at Priestman Associates LLP, a leading façade preservation project consultancy. From stonemasonry and heritage skills through to site supervision and conservation management, the partnership is trusted by the leading brands of the sector as an NVQ provider for experienced, upskiller and apprentice workers. Tel: 07876 687212. [email protected]

5 December 2020 | Training
I spoke today with a business existing hand-to-mouth, with the owners worrying how they would keep their workforce secure. My heart goes out to them and to all the other businesses in a similar...
Michelle Turner

Michelle Turner chairing the video conference that was November’s NSITG meeting. She provided an update on stone’s Trailblazer apprenticeship.

24 November 2020 | Training
The hoped for pre-Christmas launch of the long-awaited Trailblazer apprenticeship in stone will not now happen, the online meeting of the Natural Stone Industry Training Group (NSITG) heard on 24...
Mark Priestman

Mark Priestman is a Partner at Priestman Associates LLP, a leading façade preservation project consultancy. From stonemasonry and heritage skills through to site supervision and conservation management. The partnership is trusted by the leading brands of the sector as an NVQ provider for experienced, upskiller and apprentice workers. 07876 687212. [email protected]

10 November 2020 | Training
Make the most of the fee-neutral programme for trainees in Stone Fixing or Façade PreservationIn the Spring next year, in co-operation with the CITB, Priestman Associates will be looking at launching...
Lotti Closs

This is Lotti Closs, one of West Dean's MA students who is exploring the possibilities of stone.

14 October 2020 | Training
West Dean College of Arts & Conservation is looking for an artist-maker to be its Maker-in-Residence for 2021. Artists with any skills will be considered, including stone working, carving...
Trailblazer

The final assessment of stonemasonry Trailblazer apprenticeships has now been approved and the Trailblazer is ready to be signed off by the Department for Education. These are students at the Building Crafts College hand-working limestone.

2 October 2020 | Training | 2 Comments
Stone's Trailblazer Apprenticeship has had it’s 'End Point Assessment' (final exam) signed off by the Institute for Apprenticeships, set up by the government to oversee the creation...
CITB Logo

New CITB Committee to set the Levy is recruiting people from the industry.

22 September 2020 | Training
CITB has set its levy for the coming year, but wants to look at the longer-term future of the levy and is looking to recruit employers and other experienced people in the Construction Industry to...

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