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IoR’s Student of the Year announced

by Jennie Ward

The award went to Ruth Evans of Polyroof, who received a distinction in her IoR Associate Course, and says the course provided her with a “much broader overview of the roofing industry and an appreciation of applications that I am not directly involved in day to day.”

The Institute of Roofing (IoR) has named Ruth Evans as its Student of the Year.

Ruth is an Internal Sales Manager for Polyroof and was presented with the award for achieving a distinction in the IoR’s Associate Course.

Accredited by the Awarding Body of the Built Environment (ABBE), the IoR says its Associate Course is designed to help people progress in the roofing industry, especially those aiming to step-up into supervisory or managerial roles. Participants gain knowledge on a range of areas, including project management, law, surveying and estimating, tendering and procurement, roof safety, and sustainability.

Speaking about her achievement, Ruth said: “I am very surprised and happy to receive this award as there were many other well-deserving candidates.

“When I joined Polyroof seven years ago, I had no roofing experience. I had been working in a technical role in the chemicals sector for 12 years and decided to have a complete career change after time away with a young family. Although I had transferable skills and qualifications, these were not directly associated with the roofing industry.

“Taking part in the Associate Course has enabled me to gain a recognised qualification in roofing, helping me to further develop my career and providing existing and potential clients with confidence in my expertise. 

“I have gained a lot of valuable knowledge, including a much broader overview of the roofing industry and an appreciation of applications that I am not directly involved in day to day.”

CEO of the IoR, Kay Rose (FIoR), said: “Congratulations to Ruth on this well-deserved award. Her dedication and commitment to learning was clear throughout the course and reflected in her impressive results.

“We welcomed people from across the roofing industry to our most recent Associate Course. They should all be proud of their learning achievements and ambition to progress and succeed. We wish everyone the best of the luck on the rest of their career journey.”

Those who complete the Associate Course gain Associate Level membership of the IoR (AIoR) and access to further online learning and continuous professional development (CPD).

For further information on the Associate Course or to take part, email: admin@instituteofroofing.org

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