Ilminster apprentice wins silver medal in joinery

This is The West Country: MATT Baker with his silver medal and the item he had to produce for the competition. MATT Baker with his silver medal and the item he had to produce for the competition.

AN APPRENTICE with an Ilminster-based business has won a silver medal at the National Skill Build Final at the NEC in Birmingham.

Matt Baker of A & C Joinery won the South-West heat before beating off competition from 17 other apprentices from England, Scotland and Wales at the national finals to take second place in the joinery section.

He said: “I am really pleased I was in the top three. I was in the competition last year and didn’t get placed, so I am happy with my progression this year.”

Chris Russell, of A & C Joinery, added: “We are really proud of Matt and his achievements and ability to work to extremely high standards.”

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