Director of VolkerGround Engineering, Chris Thomas, has won the Volunteer of the Year 2016 Award at the ICE North West Awards.
Chris was nominated for his dedication and work volunteering at the organisation. As well as being a Fellow, ICE reviewer, acting as a supervising civil engineer and mentor to his colleagues, Chris regularly finds time to attend STEM events to promote the industry and inspire the next generation of civil engineers.
He said: “I am delighted to have won this prestigious award. I feel passionate about giving something back to civil engineering that has given me such an enjoyable career, provided a wealth of world travel and enabled me to work with so many interesting people on fascinating projects.
"I could never have imagined those opportunities, and want today’s students and junior colleagues to be aware of what can be achieved. I was really surprised and delighted to win this award - it means a lot, particularly as it has been as a result of a nominated by my mentees.“
The ICE North West Volunteer of the Year award is given to someone who has shown outstanding commitment to civil engineering by giving their time, in various ways, to represent ICE and the profession. Volunteers must be ICE members and can only be nominated by another ICE member.