Mott MacDonald engineers win the 2017 Graduate and Student Communications Competition

A team of graduate and student members representing ICE Wales Cymru has won this year’s competition at ICE headquarters in London on Tuesday 19 September 2017.

2017 Graduate and Student Communications Competition winner from ICE Wales Cymru with judges. (L to R, front row, judges) Zara Lamont, Katherine Smale (Back row, winning team) Ben Marriott, Tom Doughty, Dan Richardson, Robin Smith, Rhys Williams.
2017 Graduate and Student Communications Competition winner from ICE Wales Cymru with judges. (L to R, front row, judges) Zara Lamont, Katherine Smale (Back row, winning team) Ben Marriott, Tom Doughty, Dan Richardson, Robin Smith, Rhys Williams.

This team-based competition promotes the importance of effective communication among ICE's younger members. Competitors need to use all their engineering and interpersonal skills to win over the judges and audience with a public presentation. This is based on an imaginary civil engineering project which affects a local community.

Three teams competed in the final and the judges were impressed with all the teams' delivery of their community presentation. However, it was the ICE Wales Cymru team's excellent delivery and outstanding interaction with the audience of 'public' that won the judges' votes.

Second place went to ICE Yorkshire and Humber's team from TSP Projects and the third place went to the AECOM team representing ICE Northern Ireland.

"We were impressed with the quality and the thought behind all of the presentations and delighted to see confidence with which they were presented", said Zara Lamont, one of the judges of the final.

"It was a close call between the teams with the deciding factor coming down to how well the teams handled the challenging questions and concerns raised by the audience. The team from ICE Wales Cymru demonstrated great empathy for the issues raised."

Zara, ICE Vice President, with Katherine Smale, a technical reporter from NCE, were the judging panel for the evening. The ICE Wales Cymru team members were Tom Doughty, Dan Richardson, Robin Smith, Rhys Williams and Ben Marriott.

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