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Birthday honours recognise construction training

17 Jun 13 There were no new construction knights in the weekend’s Birthday Honours list but there was recognised for three men who have shown leadership in industry training initiatives.

Geoff Lister CBE
Geoff Lister CBE

Geoff Lister, chairman of the Cross-Industry Construction Apprenticeship Task Force, has been awarded a CBE for services to training in the construction industry.

There is an MBE for Trevor Gamble (below), long-serving chairman of the Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS), for services to health & safety in construction as well as training.

Robert Williams, chairman and founder of WRW Group, is also recognised with an MBE for his services to skills and training in the construction sector.

Other industry professionals on the list include Professor Jeremy Watson, director of global research and consulting engineer Arup, who gets a CBE for services to engineering, and Thames Water senior technical engineer Clive Dickens, who gets an MBE for services to the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games.

Also awarded an MBE is Chris Sneath, who served two terms as president of the Building & Engineering Services Association (then the HVCA), for services to the heating and plumbing sectors. He was founding chairman of the Plumbing and Heating Industry Alliance and is chairman of WaterSafe.

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