New national sponsor joins Apprentice of the Year


The Registered Master Builders Association is pleased to announce that APL, through its brands Altherm, First and Vantage, will be joining the Apprentice of the Year as a national supporting sponsor.

“The Apprentice of the Year has grown significantly over the past 10 years, and the time was right to bring another organisation on board to assist us with taking this competition to the next level,” RMBA chief executive David Kelly says.

“We’ve been incredibly fortunate to enjoy fantastic, continuing support through our principle sponsor Carters, partner BCITO and supporting sponsor MBIE — and we look forward to APL becoming part of this group and bringing their perspective to this important segment of our industry.”

APL general marketing manager Shane Walden says his company is thrilled to maintain its emphasis on supporting up-and-coming people in the building and design professions.
“The APL window brands — Altherm, First and Vantage — have had long associations with graduate development programmes in the architecture profession. 

“So it seemed a good fit for us to join the Apprentice of the Year competition and make another investment in building our industry for the future. It’s a sponsorship opportunity that we appreciate and value,” Mr Walden says.

Local events for the 2015 Registered Master Builders Carters Apprentice of the Year commence on August 20, and the National Finals will take place on October 8-9 at The Cloud in Auckland.

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