Jason Skitt from Walsall College has been named as Dunlop’s Multi-Skill Champion 2017 after succeeding in a number of construction tests.

The Dunlop Multi-Skill Champion Competition is the only one of its kind in the UK to recognise students across the UK taking the City & Guilds Construction Skills qualification.

The competition organised by the pioneering manufacturer of tiling, decorating and flooring products for the trade – supported by NoMorePly - celebrates and supports students who are looking develop their practical skills before entering the construction industry.

Eighteen college students from across the UK took part in tiling, decorating and carpentry challenges at the competition’s Grand Final, which was held at Dunlop’s Innovation and Technology Centre in Stoke-on-Trent.

Following challenges, Jason was named the winner and presented with the winner’s trophy and approximately £1000 worth of tools and equipment donated by a variety number of brands.

Dunlop Training Manager and national SkillBuild judge Dave Rowley, Wayne de Wet, the award-winning professional decorator, consultant and industry expert and Nicola Butcher – aka The Female Chippy” – a multi-award winning carpenter, judged grand final competitors.