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Emerging Talent Awards Shortlisted Nominees

We've been delighted by the overwhelming response to our Emerging Talent Awards, receiving nominations from across the industry, with submissions reflecting the contribution of a wide range of entrants.

The Awards are about recognising and rewarding the achievements of those at the beginning of their career in the sector and form part of Industry Day's third seminar session, Emerging Talent Awards: meet the new stars of the stone industry, on Wednesday 7 June. This will be hosted by leading broadcaster and sustainability commentator Susannah Streeter and culminates with the award presentation.

The chosen winners will be presented with their award, along with a voucher to the value of £250, at the 2023 Natural Stone Show, June 6-8 at ExCeL, London. In addition each winner will be featured in the Natural Stone Specialist magazine and on

Lewis Baker
Stone Mason / Fabricator -
Marble 2 Marvel  

Lewis Baker

Nominated by John Smith, Production Manager

Before joining Marble 2 Marvel Lewis had no experience of working in the stone industry but has shown an extraordinary aptitude for the trade. Having only been in it for 18 months he easily demonstrates five years' worth of experience due to his capacity to gain new skills quickly. John Smith, who nominated Lewis, has worked in the industry for 30 years, and has taught many new apprentices in that time, but says Lewis stands out from the rest due to his passion and dedication. John says he and everyone at Marble 2 Marvel would like to nominate Lewis for the Emerging Talent Award.

View all shortlisted nominees

  • I've seen how techniques and machinery have advanced in the stone trade, making life easier, more efficient and saving money on a project
    Show Visitor
  • The Natural Stone Show has been really exciting for us, we’ve met a lot of great people and had a lot of traffic on the stand, it has been a great setting for our official launch.
    Kelly Johnson
  • You can find everything!
    Show Visitor
  • The real highlight of the show has been seeing so many people come to see the new colours that we've introduced...we've pulled in incredible crowds with the new range.
    Simon Boocock
    CR Laurence of Europe



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