17 November 2017
CAMBRIDGE – PBA has welcomed ICE President, Professor Lord Robert Mair, to its Cambridge office.
PBA Partner Ron Henry welcomed Professor Lord Mair and accompanied him to a meet and greet breakfast where he was introduced to the PBA team. This was followed by a tour of the offices and a series of presentations from the graduates and apprentices currently working in Cambridge. Ron then led a question and answer session where Professor Lord Mair took an active role.
“We are privileged to have been able to welcome ICE President Professor Lord Mair to our Cambridge office today. I’m delighted that he could meet our great team, hear more about the many projects we are involved in across the region and it was an honour to have him present our inaugural Innovation Awards.”
The PBA Innovation Awards were created to recognise and promote independent thinking, creativity and the sharing of knowledge and ideas. The winners included Henry Metcalf for his creative approach to the future of freight logistics, Roderick Wilson and Joe Dukelow for their work on the Oxford University Beecroft Building and Sharon Bassom for the creation of the PBA Administration Forum.
The winners were presented with their awards by Professor Lord Mair during an informal ceremony at the end of his visit. He commented:
“I’m pleased to have been asked to present PBA’s first Innovation Awards and have been impressed by the creativity the staff have shown. Seeking innovation is crucial to the progression of our industry, especially in a world where technology and society is changing so rapidly and it should be recognised and rewarded.”