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PMG Best Manufacturing Prize Awarded to Henry Hart


PMG Best Manufacturing Prize Awarded to Henry Hart

Henry Hart, has officially been named as the winner of the 2016 Plymouth Manufacturing Group, PMG – Best Manufacturing Award.

Henry, along with three other locally based students, presented their projects to a panel of judges from the PMG which included Bill Murphy who is the presiding PMG Chairman.

During his placement at Sibelco, Henry focussed on continual improvements for the company’s Cornwood China Clay Works. Taking a lean approach, he used value stream mapping to identify wastes and then develop solutions to present opportunities for sustainable value to the company.

Daniel Ashton, Henry’s Manager, says “Henry’s contribution has been invaluable. His drive, dedication, professionalism, ability to respectfully challenge convention, and excellent approach has earned him the respect and trust of his colleagues in Sibelco”.

Henry plans to go on to study Engineering at Imperial College London, and feels that his placement benefitted him in a number of ways, “My YINI at Sibelco has taught me many valuable, industry specific and transferable, skills, putting me strides ahead in my search for graduate employment.  I have thoroughly enjoyed this year.”

Bill Murphy, Chair of the PMG said, “The PMG takes great pleasure in sponsoring this annual competition and once again we have seen young people rise to significant challenges in engineering and manufacturing and demonstrate not only great maturity in the way they have conducted themselves on their YINI, but a passion to work in a sector of the economy that the UK needs more young people to enter to take the country forward”.

The Year in Industry (YINI) is a national student placement provider and the South West Regional office is based at the Plymouth Science Park. Students or companies wishing to find out more about The Year in Industry should contact Chris Ward on 01752 762111.

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