GQA Qualifications Blog

Monday 4 January 2016

FiT Show Master Fitter Challenge Entry Deadline Extended

With GQA running ahead of schedule in its assessments for the FIT Show Master Fitter Challenge the decision has been made to extend the deadline for entries until Friday 15th January 2016.

GQA, the leading qualifications awarding organisation for the glass and glazing industries, has managed and provided assessment and judging for the Master Fitter Challenge since the first event in 2013. An early influx of entrants for 2016 has allowed for GQA to bring the first stage of the judging process up to date with the capacity to handle additional entrants.

Mick Clayton, CEO of GQA says he has been impressed so far: “We have been impressed with the quality of entrants, the standards are higher than ever and we believe that this year’s competition will be tight. There is plenty of opportunity for any companies or individuals who fancy themselves to be a cut above the rest in fitting windows, doors and for this year, a solid tiled roof, to prove themselves and be in with a shout for the £5000 first prize.”

There are cash prizes totaling £10,000 but for many, the kudos of having the trophy and Master Fitter Challenge winner’s logo on their vans are the biggest rewards, as past winners have testified. “Just being a finalist in the competition gave potential customers the confidence to sign up with us and not our competition” said one. 

All six finalists will compete live at The FIT Show in Telford during April and will be invited to attend the lavish FIT Show Gala Dinner, as guests of the organisers, where the winner will be announced.
Full details and entry form for the 2016 FIT Show Master Fitter Challenge can be found at:

The Fabricator Installer Trade (FIT) Show takes place at The International Centre Telford on 12th, 13th 14th April 2016. General information on The FIT Show can be found at:

Issued on behalf of The FIT Show by VAST PR. For further information contact Paul Godwin or Will Lavin at VAST PR on 0845 0945 215; email January 2016