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Future Water Association People Award 2016 - Announcement
People Award - Sponsored this year by ACO Water Management
We all recognise that people are the mainstay of any successful company and their contribution to their own organisations and the wider industry needs to be recognised. Do you have individuals (or teams) that have ‘gone that extra mile’ outside of the normal requirements of their work? Perhaps someone who has established a particular process or best practice in the workplace, made an outstanding charitable achievement or body of work across the sector.
The shortlisted entries are:
Balfour Beatty - Going the extra mile - Kerry Daly
Kerry Daly who has over the last 12 months has gone the extra mile challenging herself to run the London Marathon, complete the ride across Britain from Lands End to John O’ Groats and going without alcohol for 12 months. Kerry has raised several thousand pounds for cancer research, Water Aid and Building Better Futures charities. Kerry has also been a recipient of one of the prestigious USIT Awards.
Clancy Dowcra - Overcoming injury to become an inspiring ambassador for workplace safety - Justin Manley
Justin Manley has overcome a life changing workplace accident that left him with severe injuries. Not able to return to his role in the field, Justin turned his life around and became a motivational and inspirational speaker as part of Clancy Docwra’s think safe campaign. In his new role as a think safe business partner he has become an ambassador and a mentor for workplace health & safety delivering presentations and talks to over 2,000 people in the water sector.
Lanes - Inspiring the UK's Busiest Wastewater Maintenance Team - Andy Brierley
Andy Brierley who has been with the company for more than 20 years starting as a drainage engineer has risen through the ranks to his current position as Technical Director. Andy played a key role in winning the Thames Water Wastewater Network Services Maintenance Contract which Lanes have operated for the past three years and has been instrumental in driving forward one of the UK’s largest wastewater contracts with over 1,000,000 jobs completed to date.
Morrison Utility Services - Developing a Workforce for the Future - Tom Brisbane
Skills development manager Tom Brisbane heads up the MUS apprenticeship scheme. He is focused on bringing new entrants into the organisation and creating a transparent structured approach to developing their skills through on-the-job knowledge supported by classroom training and the mentor scheme. Almost 40 apprentices have benefited from the scheme over the past 2 to 3 years.
Peter Duffy - Training Development Initiative - Jason Hine
Jason Hine who has brought his operational management experience into a training position in the organisation. He has developed numerous practical and online e-learning training systems and created a dynamic training matrix which ensures all staff continue to attain the necessary certification and accreditation for them to effectively deliver their job role.
Stanton Bonna - Contractor Safety Improvement Initiative - Chris Taylor
Chris Taylor nominated for his passion and commitment to safety, particularly his initiatives in developing techniques and products that reduce or in some cases eliminate the contractor risks when installing and jointing concrete pipes.