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GE Next Gen winners revealed

More than 100 guests gathered in London last night to hear first-hand who had won the 2015 GE Next Generation Awards.

“The quality of entries this year was high so becoming a finalist is a real achievement and something that everyone who made the shortlist should be proud of,” said GE editor Claire Smith.

Crossrail chairman Terry Morgan was scheduled to be the keynote speaker but was unable to be at the event on the night and recorded a video message, which you can watch below.

The evening started with presentation of the Bachy Soletanche-sponsored Ground Engineering Apprentice of the Year category, which was won by Bachy’s Chris Cochrane.

In the Postgraduate Student of the Year category, Atkins’ Vicky Corcoran was announced as the winner; while the Undergraduate Student of the Year category, sponsored by Atkins, was won by former University of Portsmouth and now Ramboll employee, Jack Taggart.

In the Ground Investigation Specialist of the Year category Atkins’ Gemma Sherwood won, while Katherine Jawed from Aecom was awarded a high commendation. Campbell Reith’s Grant Plain was presented with the trophy for the Geoenvironmental Engineer of the Year category.

Opus’s Gillian Steele won the Young Geotechnical Engineer of the Year category for candidates under 26-years old, while Arup’s Will Howlett was awarded a high commendation.

In the Arup-sponsored Young Geotechnical Engineer of the Year Award for candidates aged between 26 and 30, Amey’s Monica Steele took the top position.

Full details of the winners is on the Skills Hub and will be published next month in the Jan/Feb issue of GE.

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