Engineer of the Year
Winner, Gold Award, Kenny Walsh - Belle Vue Manchester
"For his exceptional commitment, enthusiasm and 'Old Ball Style of Keeness' we proudly nominate Kenny Walsh," says his employer Belle Vue Manchester. Kenny is said to inspire his staff and achieves high standards of safety and road worthiness maintaining Belle Vue's large and varied fleet. Always aiming high, setting personal targets, motivating, re-educating himself and others, his 'Can Do' approach steers the company forward.
The judges were really impressed by the degree of commitment shown by Kenny in this demanding role, and in particular his skills in dealing with and motivating staff. A great all-round winner of this award.
Who could be nominated?
This Award is open to all people employed at or above the supervisory grade in the engineering function of coach operating, maintenance or manufacturing companies or organisations for a continuous period of not less than twelve months at 31 December 2013.
… and by whom?
We welcomed nominations from all eligible organisations, both of their own employees and of outstanding engineers with whom they work in partnership or as stakeholders. Self-nomination is NOT appropriate for this category.