Princess Royal awards Scunthorpe construction engineer

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 30 Jun 2017

A special achievement in training has been marked with a palace visit and Princess Royal presentation for Britcon's Lauren Hobbs. 

The Worshipful Company of Paviors has recognised the managing engineer for her "outstanding accomplishments and strong work ethic through learning on the City & Guilds qualification in Streetworks, Excavation and Reinstatement" in a supervisory role.

The certificate was presented by Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, at St James Palace. 

Lauren, who has worked at Britcon for 18 months, was nominated for the award by Wise Training because of proactivity beyond the normal candidate duties and support to less gifted learners to progress through their assessments.

Paul Clarkson, her managing director at the Scunthorpe firm, said: “We are immensely proud of Lauren and this wonderful achievement.  As a highly responsible company with a strong track record in training and safety standards, we actively engage our team with further education and training wherever possible - not just for the benefit of our clients but also for individual career development. Lauren is an extremely valued member of the Britcon team and we applaud her for this achievement which only recognises 14 out of over two million applicants.”

It comes as the £50 million turnover business is listed by London Stock Exchange as one of 1,000 Companies to Inspire Europe. She uis one of 90 employees working nationwide from the Midland Road head office.

Paul Railton, managing director at Wise, said: “Lauren successfully finished the New Roads & Street Works Act supervisor course, completing all the modules to a high standard. The supervisor role came very naturally to her and she soon became a valuable member of the group.

"Her use of English benefitted the operatives capacity to understand difficult terminology. It was impressive how the operatives soon began to comprehend the subject in a more enlightened way following her lead.

"In this typically male environment she helped to develop the ethos of the group into a positive learning experience for operatives of all levels of ability. Lauren has a natural capacity to understand how lateral thinking can be applied in the working environment to enhance learning.”

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