Lucy Stephens Highly Commended at Duke of Gloucester Young Achievers Awards

By Tania Costantini

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25th Mar 2015

BIM and Design Coordinator Lucy Stephens came runner up in the Design category for the Duke of Gloucester Young Achievers Awards.

The Duke of Gloucester's Young Achievers Scheme is an opportunity for exceptional young professionals in the construction industry to be commended and celebrated for their achievements. The judges look for young people who have not only achieved excellence in their careers so far, but who have had to overcome barriers and challenges to get to where they are.  They also look for those who actively promote careers in construction and the built environment to young people in their communities.

Lucy was thrilled to find out that she was shortlisted from her initial application and invited to attend an interview with the panel of judges in London where she was asked to give her thoughts and opinions on why she was suitable to win the award.

The award ceremony took place on Thursday where the winners of each category were announced. David Harris, Jon Williams and Nina Williams attended the event to support Lucy at the celebratory dinner held at the Shakespere Theatre Underglobe in London. Lucy came up against six other very strong candidates in her category and was thrilled to come away as the "Highly Commended" finalist for the Design category.

Now in the final stages of her MSc in Building Information Modelling and Sustainable Development as part of WRW's Graduate Programme, Lucy impressed the judges with her attitude towards raising awareness of the industry to young people and motivating young people into seeing the opportunities careers in construction can offer. Juggling a work / study balance and recently taking on the role of CITB Construction Ambassador, Lucy is a worthy winner of this prize and deserves to be recognised for her hard work and commitment.

Group Chairman Robert Williams said: "We are all extremely proud of Lucy with her achievement in being recognised so highly at such a prestigious National event and I know that she will be an inspiration to all at WRW."

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