UKDN Waterflow Project Engineer James Larkin, recently crowned ‘Young Engineer of the Year’ at the prestigious UKSTT 2013 awards, picked up a £2000 development award to further his industry knowledge from Russell Fairhurst, Chairman of the UKSTT.
The UKSTT awards recognise the outstanding contributions made by organisations and individuals to the promotion, use and development of Trenchless Technology in the previous calendar year. Assessment of the Young Engineer award is undertaken by a panel of independent judges, carefully selected to be representative from a broad cross section of the relevant industries, who look to single out the most outstanding young engineer in the industry.
James plans to use the award to travel internationally to see how drainage operations differ from his experience of UK operations, where Health and Safety and the Environment sit firmly alongside innovation and cost.
James met up with Greg Beech, chief executive of UKDN Waterflow and Russell Fairhurst chairman of the UKSTT at the company’s Technical Services division to present the award.