Plymouth were winners last week at the British Ports Association Awards Ceremony taking home the Skills Award sponsored by Port Skills and Safety.
Captain Richard Allan, CEO and Harbour Master of Cattewater Harbour Commissioners accepted the award on behalf of his team members at the Gala Dinner following the two day British Ports Association Conference.
Debbie Cavaldoro, Chief Executive, Port Skills and Safety said:
“The Skills Award acknowledges the Port of Plymouth’s efforts in outreach and skills development in the industry. The port is committed to upskilling their staff and investing in the next generation, helping shape a proficient and capable workforce for the future of our ports. Congratulations to the Plymouth team!”
“It is hugely important to not only ensure that the local skills need is met to enable us to be able to do our day-to-day jobs within the Port of Plymouth, but that we all recognise and do our part to support and encourage the next generation of seafarers and those who are interested in a career in the maritime industry.”
Earlier this year both Cameron Hicks, Marine Operations Manager and Emma Maunder, Workboat Apprentice, were also recognised in the Devon and Plymouth Chamber of Commerce ’30 under 30’ accolade.