Social Value

We continuously find ways to promote and further craft skills through apprenticeships, student and college tours of active projects and hands-on workshops, our Year of the Master Craftperson campaign, and the funding of scholarships though QEST makers campaign.

DBR has announced a 3-year partnership with the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST), to support an annual scholarship to enable an individual to further their craft skills in the conservation of our built heritage. DBR has committed funding until 2025 as part of our Year of the Master Craftsperson campaign, and in memory of our Chairman George Henderson. Adrian Attwood, DBR Executive Director explains “This is an important development in our commitment to provide opportunities for the next generation of skilled craftspeople and, as a Royal Warrant-holding company, QEST was our ideal partner, as a charity of the Royal Warrant Holders Association, upholding the values of quality and excellence. We are extremely proud of our highly skilled craftspeople and this annual DBR scholarship will ensure our legacy to continue to support the future development of crafts skills in the UK” Deborah Pocock, CEO QEST said “DBR’s commitment to developing and sustaining craft skills makes them an ideal partner for QEST. We must all be concerned about passing on skills to the next generation and ensuring that we have appropriately trained individuals to conserve our built environment. We are grateful to DBR for enabling this annual scholarship.
Apprentices and Apprenticeships are paramount to the continuation of craft skills. We at DBR are committed to taking on local apprentices for every project with a duration of 1 year or more. Throughout the 1-year project, we aim to convert all new apprentices to level 2 attainment and all level 2 students to attain level 3 status. We have an excellent track record of providing placements for apprentices and supporting them both financially and educationally, through on-site mentoring, to achieve the relevant qualifications necessary for a pathway to Master craftsmanship.
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