CRAVEN College has been described as the 'cream of the crop' after its plastering team achieved British Gypsum's gold standard.

The construction team ensured it hit all the requirements to once again be named a Thistle Partnership Gold Status College - which it has achieved every year since 2017.

The accolade was obtained through sector-focused professional training, on and off site visits, demonstrations, promotion, and competition entry into the annual Plaisterers’ Training Awards in London.

The partnership between the college and British Gypsum also allows students to work with high-quality construction materials through generous donations from British Gypsum.

Ryan Seeley at Saint-Gobain Interior Solutions, part of British Gypsum, told the college: "You are the cream of the crop when it comes to our Thistle Partnership. Over the past year you have worked to meet all of our criteria, as well as going above and beyond what we have asked, to offer your learners, and by extension our industry, the best possible opportunities to get people into the trade.”

Steve Syers, lecturer in plastering at Craven College, added: "Craven College and myself have had a great relationship with British Gypsum for over 15 years and have continued to secure their Gold standard. As a college we are indebted to them for their continued support and would struggle without their supply and use of their materials.”

British Gypsum is known worldwide for being at the forefront of the industry through the development and use of dry-lining partitions, wall linings, ceiling sand plastering finishes.