Young architect honoured with prestigious prize

An architectural apprentice has been given an impressive award celebrating his success with a Harborough company.

Jack Geary, of Corporate Architecture, has been given the National Federation of Builders Leicester ONC Student of the Year Award, for achieving distinction level in every subject across his two years of study.

From joining in 2012, Jack has concluded his two-year National Certificate in Building Studies, working alongside experienced architectural technologists which he says have been invaluable.

Jack said: “As a reflection of both my hard work and the support that Corporate Architecture has offered me throughout my studies, I was able to achieve way above my own expectations.

“Receiving this award has given me the determination to continue my education.

“I am now in the process of signing up for the Higher National Diploma which I will be undertaking over the next three years with generous funding provided by Corporate Architecture.”

The award-winning company is now based at Peaker Park off Rockingham Road in Harborough, having moved from Blaby. It has trained 10 apprentices so far.

With more than 30 years experience, the firm maintains many projects from small domestic developments, to multi-million- pound projects.

Firm director Malcolm Foulkes-Arnold said: “We are thrilled that Jack has won this award. He is a very bright and enthusiastic individual who thoroughly deserves to receive this recognition.

“As a company we have always been keen to take on apprentices. We like the idea of helping young people in the area gain the valuable skills and experience they need for future employment.

“An apprentice scheme offers a fantastic opportunity for the apprentice and the company and as the academic year comes to an end we are delighted to welcome Dominic Cain, who recently joined the company as an apprentice.”