Amey team wins ICE Northern Ireland Communications Competition

The Amey team’s delivery of their ‘Dell Valley’ mock scheme has taken them to the semi-finals.

L to R: ICE NI Membership Development Officer Jenny Green (judge), 2015 finalist Cathal McKenna (judge), Mark Kelly (Amey), Oran Dillon (Amey), Roisin McNeill (Amey), Pádraig Graham (Amey), ICE NI Chairman Alan Skates (judge) and G&S Chair Kaine Lynch.
L to R: ICE NI Membership Development Officer Jenny Green (judge), 2015 finalist Cathal McKenna (judge), Mark Kelly (Amey), Oran Dillon (Amey), Roisin McNeill (Amey), Pádraig Graham (Amey), ICE NI Chairman Alan Skates (judge) and G&S Chair Kaine Lynch.

On 21 March, teams from AECOM, Amey and Doran Consulting competed in Northern Ireland's regional heat of the ICE Communications Competition. Although all of the teams performed well, the Amey team ultimately won with their 'Dell Valley' mock scheme.

"The event was a fantastic opportunity for our G&S teams to showcase their skills and practice speaking in front of a crowd," said Jenny Green, ICE NI Membership Development Officer and competition judge.

"The lively audience and enthusiastic questions posed to the groups made a great atmosphere, and the winning team was especially good at confidently interacting with each other and with the audience – the hallmark of excellent communication."

The Amey team also owed a large part of their win to excellent teamwork and shared responsibility in answering questions. The judges scored them highly on their ability to utilise each member's individual strengths, as well as their consideration of broader social, political and environmental implications in their scheme.

"We are delighted to send the Amey team to the semi-finals in the coming months, and know that they will do Northern Ireland proud," said Richard Kirk, Regional Director of ICE NI. "We'll be cheering them on with the hope that they make it to the London finals."

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