The Leading News & Information Service For The Facilities, Workplace & Built Environment Community

Monday, 24 February

Military Awards Reviewed

In a week (ending October 18) when the IWFM Awards' winners were announced, it seemed a good moment to look back at September's Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners Military Awards ceremony.

September 17 at Ironmongers Hall saw over 150 guests recognise that  military environmental health technicians and cadets consistently demonstrate high levels of skill, knowledge and dedication whatever challenges they face.

The awards pay special recognition to the work of Environmental Health Technicians (EHTs) from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC), the RAF Environmental Health Cadre and the WCEC’s affiliated Cadet Units, for their work at home and abroad. 

This year, the Master of the WCEC, Barrie Torbett, addressed the attendees and his speech focused on the long-standing relationship with Royal Army Medical Corp and environmental health sector. He specifically highlighted their outstanding achievements whether in service in the UK or overseas. He also commended the Cadet Corp for their outstanding achievements in training and discipline - making sure to point out the dedication of 17-year olds, already prepared and able to undertake exceptional leadership responsibilities.

Torbett ended by encouraging the WCEC to cultivate a close and solid relationship with the cadet corps and environmental staff, especially when they leave the services.

"The cleaning industry is actively looking for leaders of tomorrow and the military environmental staff have outstanding experience," he said.

The special guest of the event was Brigadier Tim Hodgetts CBE QHS OStJ.  Very highly regarded in the NHS and RAMC, Brigadier Hodgetts focused on the importance of the RAMC in conflict situations and post-conflict care. He expressed his appreciation of the connections with all the Livery Companies. He also praised the work of the cadet corps, training officers and young people who benefit, in particular the support of the WCEC.

 

The trophies, medals and purses awarded on the day included:

 

Junior NCO Award

Winner - Acting Sergeant James Hodges

Citation by - Lieutenant Colonel Gareth Moore, Defence Specialist Advisor, Environmental Health.

 

Senior NCO Award  

Winner - Sergeant Steven Redding, (Currently Serving in New Zealand)

Award accepted by Major Paul KInvig,Officer in Command, Environmental Health Training and Education.

Citation by - Lieutenant Colonel Gareth Moore.

 

Reserves EHT Award 

Winner - Captain Steven Gorniak     

Citation by - Lieutenant Colonel Gareth Moore.

 

Post Graduate Medical Officer

General Practice Prize , Winner - Captain Adrian Hucks

Citation by - Lieutenant Colonel Gareth Moore.

 

RAF Environmental Health Technician Prize

Winner - Sergeant Dean Crook

Citation by – Squadron Leader Gary Moyes.

 

Best Sea Cadet Prize

Winner - Marine Cadet Corporal Ryan Aldred

Citation by - Commander James Nisbet, Regional Commander.

Cadet Aldred was also presented with a cheque for £2,500, representing funds raised by WCEC members to help pay for his overseas exchange to Borneo for jungle training.

 

Best Army Cadet Prize

Winner – Cadet Staff Sergeant Chantae Bambury

Citation by – 75 (RAMC) Detachment SELACF Commanding Officer Keisha Bambury.

 

Best Air Cadet Prize

Winner – Cadet Flight Sergeant Diliana Porteros

Citation by - Flight Lieutenant Leroy Smith  Commanding Officer, 50F (Camberwell and Lambeth) Squadron.

 

Supporting the services

If you would like to find out more about the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners or their initiatives or events, Email clerk@wc-ec.com, t. 020 8224 6122 or visit www.wc-ec.com

Picture: WCEC Master with Brigadier Hodgett.

 

Article written by Brian Shillibeer

Share



Related Articles

IWFM Awards - Winners Announced

Monday October 14 saw the winners of the IWFM Awards 2019 announced at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London's swanky Mayfair at a glittering evening hosted by star...

 Read Full Article
The Lunch Bunch – Chef Pair Take SCOTYs

Two Atalian Servest chefs have each won regional School Chef of the Year (SCOTY) awards in the West Midlands and the South West. The pair work in Atalian's...

 Read Full Article
Corporate Receptionist of the Year – What Can 2020's Winner Expect?

We recently announced that entries for the Corporate Receptionist of the Year Award are open once again. Therefore there’s no better time to look back at...

 Read Full Article
Making The Cut - FM Co Wins Sword

A cleaning and waste management services company has taken a British Safety Council Sword of Honour for 'outstanding' management of health and safety risks at two...

 Read Full Article
Celebrating Front of House Excellence Within The Corporate World

Entries for the Corporate Receptionist of the Year Award 2020 are now open. This is the only award scheme that recognises and celebrates the exceptional front of house...

 Read Full Article
Rising Stars Trek To NexGen Awards

The UK’s rising stars in the commercial property sector have trekked into London to be recognised at the British Council for Offices’ fourth annual NextGen...

 Read Full Article
PFM Awards - Judges Wrangle Over Winners

The evening of November 6 saw the 2019 PFM Partnership Awards dished out - but according to the organiser, the winning of the gongs was not as straight-forward as has...

 Read Full Article
The Planet Mark Awards - Winners Revealed

Sustainability champions and enlightened leaders were amongst those who attended the second The Planet Mark Awards, at the Sadlers Wells Theatre on October 17. The...

 Read Full Article
The Future Office Awards Open For Entry

An awards competition and ceremony has been launched. The winner will receive £100,000 towards their office fit-out, designed by the organisers, ThirdWay. A...

 Read Full Article
IWFM And Microsoft Partner In Smart Buildings Research

The IWFM has begun a research and development collaboration with Microsoft to explore a shared vision for the role of technology in high performing workplaces. A new...

 Read Full Article