A scaffolder with Down’s Syndrome has been crowned Britain’s top apprentice.
Todd Scanlon was given a trial by company boss Martyn Coles – then quickly hired.
Since then the 30-year-old has impressed customers and colleagues with his professionalism, enthusiasm and politeness.
Martyn, who runs Coles Scaffolding Contractors Ltd in Swindon, Wilts, said: “He has great determination.
“He comes in every day and proves people wrong. Winning the award just shows he can do it.
Martyn added: “I’m not sure why he won the award, but I think it’s mainly because it is thought people with a disability shouldn’t be in our industry.
“He’s just shown that you can do it with the right guidance. He’s just a likeable guy.”
Todd, from Swindon, was one of 26 construction workers to pick up a gong at the On The Tools Awards 2019.
On The Tools boss Lee Wilcox said: “He’s a credit to the industry.”Recommend0 recommendationsPublished in