The Gillian Skinner Award is awarded to someone who goes above and beyond the call of duty for WES and in 2014 it was awarded to two worthy recipients Anne Madsen and Angela Shackcloth.
One of the winners of the award in 2014 was Anne Madsen (pictured with Carol Marsh).
Anne was the Scotland cluster co-ordinator and has run the West of Scotland group for many years, organising social outings, educational visits, fun play nights and formal lectures and putting together inspirational WES Scotland programmes.
Anne has been instrumental in forging connections for WES with IESIS and the IET through the Engineering Policy Group Scotland. As a BAE System employee, Anne has facilitated support for WES within BAE System which led to them becoming the first WES event partners.
Anne is a great ambassador for WES and we are grateful for all her support
The other winner of the award this year was Angela Schackcloth who gets the award for her work over the past two years as a volunteer involved in a number of WES initiatives.
She first became involved with WES at the Harnessing the Energy conference in 2013 when – whilst living in Italy - she compiled the biographies, summaries and photos for the conference speakers and chairs. This she put into the event programme in such a professional way that the document went straight to the printers with no further editing or reformatting.
She continued in this invaluable role on the conference team for the 2014 National Women in Engineering Day event in June, again compiling the speaker details and producing the programme, and this year she also attended the event itself, as she had since moved back to the UK, and helped out on the day as one of the event organisers.
In addition to this conference role, Angela has helped out at the National Engineering and Recruitment exhibition on the WES stand, and she has also been responsible for putting the biographies of new WES fellows onto the WES website.
All of this she has done with absolute professionalism, and has been a superb ambassador for WES. We are very grateful for her input and are delighted that she has been awarded the Gillian Skinner Award 2014.