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Award winning ABC member Lee Marley Brickwork will take Brickwork apprentice, Tyler Pearce, to Construction News Specialists Awards on Thursday night – having the chance of walking away with Apprentice of The Year Award 2018, making this a fantastic achievement for Tyler and precisely proves just how committed Lee, and his team are, to the skills agenda and to the future of the sector.

Along with many Brickwork Directors, Lee Marley began his career as a brickwork apprentice and progressed to where he stands today. His passion for making sure the correct skills are transferred to the next generation of bricklayers is evident from the volume of employed apprentices he takes on annually and the amount of investment in training he makes to secure their success.

This dedication is necessary for all employers to follow, and shapes core member principles that we at The Association of Brickwork Contractors hold.


Tyler Pearce – Lee Marley Brickwork

Tyler was identified by one of Lee Marley’s contracts managers during a visit to a practical lesson at Brooklands College, where he was studying. Having won an inter-college competition and the junior category of the Guild of Bricklayers Competition (London region), Tyler progressed to the national final where he finished third.

He joined Lee Marley in early 2017 and his aptitude was rewarded with a place on a high-end brick facade project at Kings College, Wimbledon, with Interserve. His abilities were deemed sufficient for him to bypass the traditional route of assisting bricklayers and be put to work immediately with a face-work gang.


The awards will take place in London on Thursday night and The Association of Brickwork Contractors wishes everyone in this category luck.

Lee Marley Brickwork have also been shortlisted in the Project of The Year category (subcontract over £6m) for their stunning redevelopment at Elephant Park on huge brick project South Gardens  – adding another feather in caps for everyone involved.