Prize in the pipeline for Richard!
Richard Broome from the Ashby office won the Sir John Parker Paper Competition organised by the Pipeline Industries Guild (PIG) scooping the Sir John Parker Trophy and £500 prize money kindly donated by The Rhead Group on 6 March 2013.
The aim of the competition was to promote the opportunities and challenges of the pipelines industry as a potential career. It was open to a wide range of young people with the potential to make a contribution to the industry and involved the submission of a 150 word synopsis on a relevant project in which the candidate had been involved.
Richard used his experience gained representing Mainline Pipelines Ltd’s (MLP) interests in respect of the high pressure fuel pipeline protection measures undertaken in connection with the £56.7 million A477 St Clears to Red Roses Improvement Scheme in Carmarthenshire, South Wales.
His synopsis was chosen as one of the top four submitted and he was invited along with the other finalists to give a 15 minute presentation on his role in the scheme and answer questions from the audience.
The judging panel, which included key Pipeline Industries Guild members, noted the professionalism, enthusiasm and depth of knowledge shown in the presentation together with the degree of personal involvement and the ability to deal with questions received on the day.
Richard’s involvement in the MLP project is one example of the varied services offered by the Utilities and Infrastructure team based in the Ashby office. MLP have been represented by Fisher German for over 25 years, with services provided now ranging from land agency advice for major projects to pipeline maintenance duties and management of an average of approximately 85,000 third party enquiries per month, in conjunction with the market leading www.linesearchbeforeudig.co.uk service.
Richard will now be asked to present at a future national PIG meeting. He commented: “I was astonished and extremely happy to have won the competition; I am very grateful for the support shown by my colleagues in my department who gave clear and constructive feedback after listening to my presentation during our monthly meeting before the event - it looks like I will be buying the cakes for next month’s meeting!”