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The Carlisle Brass team joined in with the latest round of celebrations of GAI Awards, albeit a little different to last year’s, with seven members of the team passing their respective GAI exams. Alice Keenan, Brad Kitson, Rodney Hornsveld and Carl Smith have all passed their Stage One exams along with Jo Storey, Ben Hume and Jamie Henry passing their Stage Two.

Jo, Ben, and Jamie join Amanda Wharton, Lewis Irving, Matthew Broughton, Mark Leverton, David Mackay, Rachel Tweddle, Fay Smith, Phil Logan, and Ian Tisdale with their Certificates in Hardware.

We are very proud of our team undertaking the demands of these certifications whilst maintaining their excellent working standards day in, day out. Showing what a fantastic team, we have built.

Managing Director, Angus Grant said: “We’re delighted to support so many of our team through the GAI education programme. The fact that everyone has passed their exams this year under such difficult circumstances is a real credit to them. It takes hard work and extra hours to study to become an expert in our industry. Whether undertaking the 2-year Certificate in Architectural Hardware or the 3-year Diploma, it shows a real commitment to one’s own development, our business, and the best customer experience possible. Congratulations everyone!

Our team is always looking to improve their expertise and knowledge base and actively seek out accreditation that can help improve the business. At Carlisle Brass we currently have nine Registered Architectural Ironmongers RegAI, 10 Guild of Architectural Ironmongers, Diploma Holders DipGAI and 12 Certificate in Hardware Holders.

The GAI is the United Kingdom’s only trade body that is solely dedicated to promoting the interests of the whole architectural ironmongery industry. They have done so since 1961, providing members with a highly recommendable education programme, offering technical advice and support, as well as offering networking opportunities and publication and literature support.

Ian Tisdale, Ben Collins (AKA the Stig) with Julian Newman GAI President
From L to R – Ben Collins AKA The Stig, Ian Tisdale, & Julian Newman GAI President
Photo from the 2019 Awards Ceremony as the 2020 was unable to go ahead


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