Faithful+Gould Apprentice shortlisted at Regional Generation 4 Change Awards

Jaime-Louise O'Donnell
Recognising the future leaders of the industry, Constructing Excellence's G4C Yorkshire & Humber Awards showcase the best young professionals and Faithful+Gould, member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is proud to have one of our Building Surveying Apprentices Harry Strafford shortlisted this year.

The Generation 4 Change Yorkshire and Humber awards focus on celebrating the outstanding talent in our region and are passionate about revealing future leaders and celebrating their achievements so far. The awards not only recognise the individuals, but also the companies that support, mentor and shape our future leaders. 

Harry's passion and commitment to the construction industry, coupled with the variety of exposure he has experienced in just 18 months of his technical apprenticeship have seen Harry in his role as a Building Surveyor impact both buildings of historical and commercial importance, and positively affect the lives of private citizens. Demonstrations of this wider impact have been shown through specific projects Harry has been involved with, such as fire safety surveys on care homes following the Grenfell disaster, refurbishment projects on primary and secondary schools to improve learning environments and standards, and large renovation projects on a Grade 1 Listed property with significant regional and national importance. 

Phil Tovey, Managing Building Surveyor and Mentor said "Harry’s attributes and qualities represent the future of our business and industry. He wants to develop himself for the betterment of others and to take on new challenges to enhance the skills and trust in the industry. His confidence and commitment will allow Harry to face difficult issues that are arising within both the wider industry and global environment."

Harry is one of ten Apprentices that Faithful+Gould has taken on in the last two intakes in the Leeds office alone, with another three looking to join the Yorkshire team in Autumn 2019. RICS Chartership is the professional accreditation that our Surveyors ultimately work towards, and with the support of the career development process at Faithful+Gould, along with his rate of progress and commitment, there is no doubt that Harry is set to achieve this.

Harry is shortlisted in the Technical Apprentice of the Year category and the awards ceremony takes place at The Mercure, Sheffield on the 8th March.  

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