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June 19, 2019

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SHP Rising Stars

SHP Rising Star Award winners announced

SHP is delighted to announce the winners for 2019’s SHP Rising Star Awards.

Rising Stars 2019

(Top row, l-r) Cynthia Maua, Brett Edkins, Carl Morgan. (Bottom row, l-r) Toby Cook, Molly Gill, Robert Jukes, Elizabeth Joseph.

Robert Jukes, HSE Manager of Wax Lyrical, has been crowned SHP’s Rising Star for Manufacturing and, subsequently, the overall Rising Star UK, during a ceremony at Safety & Health Expo.

Robert Jukes Rising Star

Robert Jukes (left), collecting his UK Award from Karl Simons, Chief Health, Safety & Security Officer, Thames Water.

Robert won the judges over with his commitment to the betterment of himself, community outside of work and his job.

He enthralled the judges by “his commitment to learning more and working away from home is excellent, engaging with local communities with a heavy focus on wellbeing.”

“Robert has challenged industry best practice to further improve confined space access, lifting procedures, well-being and implemented a colour coded Risk Assessment and quiz to improve performance.”

Robert works with various local community organisations and is involved in attending his local IOSH branch meetings and is involved in an asbestos study on the local area. An area with the highest Asbestos related deaths in England and Wales.

He is seeking to undertake further research as part of a potential PhD into improving industry best practice and behavioural safety.

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Brett Edkins won SHP’s Rising Star Construction Industry Award. The Health & Safety Manager at Grangewood, was rewarded for his health & safety, and veterans programme.

Cynthia Maua was named SHP’s International Rising Star. Cynthia, Environment Health & Safety Officer, PTC seconded to Kenya Breweries Ltd, impressed with her positive impact on others.

Molly Gill was crowned SHP’s Rising Star Wellbeing winner. Molly’s approach to finding gaps in diversity and finding solutions for it, turned the judge’s heads.

Shell’s Elizabeth Joseph won the SHP Rising Star Transport Industry Award. The Assistant Designated Person Ashore at Shell Int. Trading & Shipping Co. grabbed the attention of the judges as not only is she a recent graduate working in a male dominated industry, but because of her exceptional productivity and dedication for research.

Toby Cook won SHP’s Rising Star Utilities Award. A Health, Safety & Wellbeing Trainee at Lanes Group, Toby swayed the judges with his motivation for working hard at a young age.

Carl Morgan won SHP’s Rising Innovation Star Award. Carl, a Health and Safety Advisor at EDF, impressed judges with his use of technology in the tracking of temporary works structures.

What do the winners get?

Winners of each category will then be invited to a two-day training programme in London. Day one will give them a chance to hear from several leading Health and Safety professionals on specialist health and safety topics. The second day, in association with Acre Frameworks, will focus on developing soft skills such as leadership, communication and presentation skills.

Congratulations to all winners!

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