By Louise Drewery on 18 May 2018

The industry-led partnership which supports the process, energy, engineering and renewable sectors organised the sold-out event, which was sponsored by ABB and E3 Recruitment.

David Talbot, CEO of CATCH, said: “The evening celebrated the achievements of the Humber’s process, engineering, energy and renewable industries over the past 12 months.


“Both the strength of these sectors and the growing interest in our region is borne out by the popularity of this event, with this year’s attendance a total sell-out.”


The evening included the announcement of the winner of the Apprentice of the Year Award with three finalists selected from clients and contractors in the ConCom scheme.


ConCom was set-up in 1999 and aims to establish and develop high standards of competencies for companies and employees working on Humber Bank process industry sites.


The finalists were Chris Skelton, Offshore Technical Instrumentation Apprentice, Centrica Storage Limited, Katie Shackles, Instrumentation Apprentice, Phillips66 and Luke Nuttall, Control and Power Apprentice, Total Lindsey Oil Refinery.


The winner was Chris Skelton who was praised for taking every opportunity to develop his knowledge and skills.


Mr Talbot said: “The ConCom Apprentice of the Year award recognises the outstanding achievements of young people are the beginning of their careers.


“All three of our finalists would have been very deserving of winning this year’s award so it was a very tough decision for the judges who had to make the final decision.”


Mr Talbot and attendees at the dinner also welcomed Andy Green OBE as after-dinner speaker.


In 1997, Andy was the driver for the Thrust SSC team as they set the current world land speed record of 763mph. He now works with the education programme for the BLOODHOUND 1,000mph world land speed record attempt.


Mr Talbot said: “By working with the BLOODHOUND project, Andy is making another great statement about world-class British engineering and aiming to inspire the next generation of young scientists and engineers as the team builds the world’s first 1,000mph car.”

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