A team of three from MWH Global put their skills to the test and came out victorious at this year's Graduate and Student Communications Competition. The winning regional team this year were Fritha Bevin-McCrimmon, Ewan Miller and Matthew Foster from MWH Global.
Judge Barry Walmsley (programme Leader for Undergraduate Civil Engineering Degrees at Teesside University and chairman of the ICE Teesside Branch) said:
"The communications competition was an opportunity to witness high levels of professional commitment from four teams of enthusiastic graduate engineers from the North East. MWH (New Water Treatment Works Expansion) was chosen as the winning submission and presentation largely because of its comprehensive and specific range of consultation stakeholders, and also its knowledgeable and sensitive delivery on key areas of concern to the local population."
Judge Stuart Culley ((A1 Leeming to Barton Improvement Scheme) said:
"MWH showed a compassionate understanding of public needs in both their preparation and also the presentation to the panel and were able to offer reassurance to those with genuine concerns."
Teams are made up of three to five student or graduate ICE members with no more than seven years industry experience each. The competition has three rounds – regional heats, semi-finals in various locations in the UK and a national final held at ICE's headquarters.
The MWH team took home a prize of £250 and now goes on to compete in the semi-final stage of the competition.
Those that reach the national final, which will be held at ICE's headquarters in London, will be competing for a range of prizes - £500 for first, £300 for second and £200 for third.
Find out more about the Communications Competition.