Winner of 2024 HIP Female Skills Competition announced 

Winner of 2024 HIP Female Skills Competition announced 

Daisy Turner from Barking & Dagenham College has been crowned the HIP Female Skills Competition 2024 Winner, following a grand final, on the 18th of April at Stephenson College, in Coalville. Ciah Hooch Llewellyn Davies from Gower College Swansea secured the runner-up spot. 

Adding to her accolades, Daisy also clinched the title of HIP Learner of the Year, making this a notable double win. Daisy shared: “Winning both the HIP Female Skills Competition and the HIP Learner of the Year Competition in the space of a week has been unbelievable. I’ll be preparing for World Skills next week. I’d encourage anyone considering entering next year to absolutely go for it.” 

Zoe Tanner, Managing Director at HIP, commented: “This year’s final was truly inspiring, displaying not just exceptional skill but the sheer passion these women have for the trade. The energy and support at the final shows the significant strides we are making in fostering an inclusive industry. Congratulations to everyone who took part, and especially to Daisy on her double win!” 

Christopher Penney, Leader, GIVE Program, at Grohe, remarked: “The skills gap is a major focus for us, and it’s vital to support initiatives like this that promote gender diversity within our industry. We’re proud to be able to support the HIP Female Skills Competition again this year.” 

The competition was supported by industry organisations including Grohe as the Headline Sponsor, along with Aalberts IPS, CT1, Grundfos, Kingspan, Milwaukee, Stelrad, Viessmann, WD-40, Wolseley Plumb Centre, Snickers Workwear, Talon, The Worshipful Company of Plumbers, Yorkshire Copper Tube, Fix Radio, and the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE).  

Jerry Whiteley, Technical Manager at the CIPHE, served as the competition’s head judge. 

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