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A Blackpool property specialist marking its 30th year has been recognised by a national trade body.

Palmer Avenue-based RTC was named Contractor of the Year in the Damp and Timber category for larger businesses by the Property Care Association.

And employee Sam Rossall was named Student of the Year after qualifying as a Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness in Buildings.

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Each autumn the PCA presents contractor of the year awards to member businesses based on their annual audits as well as student of the year awards to individuals who undertake training with the association, based on their results.

The award-winning team from Blackpool's RTCThe award-winning team from Blackpool's RTC
The award-winning team from Blackpool's RTC

Established in 1990, RTC specialises in rising damp treatment, basement and structural waterproofing, woodworm, wet and dry rot treatment, condensation and domestic ventilation, cavity wall tie installation, external waterproofing, concrete repairs and flood remediation.

The company, which has celebrated its 30th year in 2020, was previously highly commended at the 2016 PCA Awards for outstanding customer service.

er, Andrew Bradshaw said: “We are incredibly proud to have won the PCA contractor of the year award.

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“PCA members are the country’s elite within our industry, and to have been recognised as the best company in the entire UK makes us exceptionally proud, it is especially poignant as this year is our 30th anniversary.

Sam Rossall who won an individual awardSam Rossall who won an individual award
Sam Rossall who won an individual award

“This is a massive team effort, and we would like to thank each and every member of staff, all of whom have bought into our company’s ethos and philosophy.”

Sam, a qualified damp and timber surveyor, has completed several training programs since joining in 2016, starting as an apprentice, completing an NVQ Level II and now Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness in Buildings.

RTC Co-founder Jamie Willacy said: “Sam has come an extremely long way in a short space of time, and this accolade is fully deserved, and to have received the highest marks of everyone who took the examinations, he should be very proud.

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“During his time completing the apprenticeship scheme, we saw something in Sam, and felt that he had all the attributes to become a good surveyor, so we decided to bring Sam into the office a couple of days a week, when we could afford to take him off site, and all credit to him, as Sam is indeed turning out to be an extremely good surveyor.”

Steve Hodgson, Chief Executive of the PCA, said: “I’d like to personally congratulate the team at RTC for the professionalism and quality service that is recognised with this award and congratulate Sam on seeing his hard work and dedication acknowledged.”

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