Deadline looming for Weld Off 2016 entries


The deadline for entries is coming to a close for a prominent welding competition presented by leading equipment manufacturer Morris Site Machinery.

In conjunction with Speedy Services, EAL Skills and KEMPPI, Morris Site Machinery is encouraging all young welders, alongside their colleges or workplace, to enter the competition and not miss out on this fantastic opportunity to be crowned Weld-Off champions 2016.

Back for its third year, Weld Off 2016 is hoping to inspire the young minds by setting this year’s theme ‘God Save the Queen’ thus celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday. The top young welders will be exercising their imaginations to translate the theme into a piece of welded creativity.

The four teams who make the final on 11th May will face a series of challenges to demonstrate their ability and knowledge with a Q&A and safety round, a welding skills section and a creative test based on the new theme. The winners will receive a top prize of £1,000 for their welding department or workplace, plus £500 for each member of the team.

The teams will have to impress judges including Mick Link from Speedy Services, Head Judge Michael Scarrot from EAL Skills and welding specialist Richard Denholm returning as a judge in his new role as Sales Director for Morris Site Machinery.

Phil Winnington, Managing Director at Morris Site Machinery, said: “This is a great opportunity for budding young welders to think around this very current theme and bring to life their own spin on it. We’re expecting some great interpretations and fantastic entries to demonstrate all the talent out there. The UK welding industry is a competitive one and we want to help young people get ahead and enhance their skills and knowledge with this competition.”

The closing date for entries is 11th March. To download an application pack, please go to