Crest Nicholson Midlands’ Apprentice soars to new heights at inaugural Housebuilder Mountain Marathon 2018

Tuesday, 9th October 2018

LOCAL employee Cameron Lang was part of the Apprentice Team that took on the Housebuilder Mountain Marathon Mountain in aid of Youth Adventure Trust – a friendly endurance competition between UK housebuilders.

Tamworth-based employee Cameron was recently named Crest Nicholson’s ‘Apprentice of the Year’ at the housebuilder’s annual Customer Experience Awards.

Aimed at those in the housebuilding industry, the event took place from 21st – 23rd September and was a challenging hike of marathon distance across the mountains of Snowdonia. Acting as one of the headline sponsors of the event, Crest Nicholson entered seven teams across its regional divisions into the race and raised over £30,000 for the Youth Adventure Trust charity.

Achieving a time of 16 hours 27 minutes, Cameron Lang of Apprentice Team said: “While the Mountain Marathon was undoubtedly a tough event that tested the team’s physical fitness, mental agility, endurance and team building skills, it was a huge amount of fun and all in aid of such a great cause!”

As a responsible housebuilder, Crest Nicholson proactively supports the development of young people, especially within the communities it serves. It is particularly focussed on encouraging young people to start a career in construction by joining its apprenticeship scheme.

The apprentice team at the Start line. Cameron is on the far right of the image.

The apprentice team at the Start line. Cameron is on the far right of the image.

Patrick Bergin, Chief Executive Officer, Crest Nicholson commented: “We are proud to be one of the headline sponsors of the inaugural Housebuilders Mountain Marathon 2018 in conjunction with the Youth Adventure Trust. At Crest Nicholson we understand the importance of nurturing the skills and talent in young people, both on a personal and professional level.

“We actively encouraged Crest Nicholson Apprentices to sign-up for the challenge along with other brave members of staff, enabling us to send over 40 employees on this inspirational, team building challenge. I’m confident that with the collective efforts of our industry we can really make a difference to such an important cause.”

The Youth Adventure Trust is a youth development charity working with vulnerable and disadvantaged 11–16-year olds. It focuses on highlighting the positive effects of pushing yourself, learning to trust others and working as part of a team. The charity uses outdoor adventure to inspire young people and give them hope, confidence and skills to face the challenges in their daily lives.