F Ball sponsors the Arkwright Engineering Scholarship
Cheddleton-based flooring adhesives and floor preparation products manufacturer, F. Ball and Co. Ltd., is working in partnership with the Arkwright Scholarship Trust to offer flooring adhesive and flooring preparation engineering scholarships, to encourage local students talented in science, technology, engineering and maths (known as STEM subjects), to further develop their skills and embark on careers in this area. A-level student Harry Booton, from Mobberley, Cheshire, is the first recipient of the F. Ball and Co. Ltd. Arkwright Engineering scholarship, which was awarded at a ceremony in London.
Harry, who studies at The King’s School in Macclesfield, said: “I’m very interested in engineering design and innovation and hope to pursue a career in this field. I’ve visited the F. Ball factory to get a better understanding of how flooring adhesive and flooring preparation engineering is applied in practice. Seeing how a successful manufacturer uses the skills I’m being taught is already starting to shape my plans for the future.”
Founded in 1886, F. Ball is the UK’s leading manufacturer of flooring adhesives and floor preparation products for the contract flooring industry, a position that the company maintains through extensive testing and research and development to continuously enhance its product range.
Neil Sanders, Technical Director at F. Ball, said: “We’ve set up this scholarship in partnership with the Arkwright Scholarships Trust because we believe strongly that young people in the region have the skills and ambition to grow into the next generation of talented engineers and technical designers, whether it be in adhesives or any other field. By offering mentoring, support and real-world industry experience, F. Ball hopes to give a boost to young people like Harry and ensure that talented students have the support that they need to move into engineering careers.”
The Arkwright Scholarships Trust is an independent charity that identifies, inspires and nurtures future leaders in engineering and technical design by awarding engineering scholarships to support high-calibre students though their A levels.