16 November 2017: CarillionAmey employee wins RAF award

One of our employees on our Regional Prime Central contract has won a Royal Air Force (RAF) Award. Delivery Manager, Steve Marston, had been nominated for the Innovation Award for his work at RAF Leeming, Catterick.

The Innovation Award is presented to those who demonstrate great innovation in the course of their duties, over and above what is normally expected. Steve was nominated for the award for his dedication and innovative approach to service delivery.

Alan Nicholson, our Service Delivery Area Manager, said, “Steve has always stated that he is proud to work at RAF Leeming and support them. His site knowledge is second to none due to his length of service on site. He is always willing to assist and has an excellent rapport with Defence Infrastructure Organisation and the RAF end user.”

Steve has worked at RAF Leeming for over 30 years, he has been with us since we won all of the new contracts in 2015 and previously worked for Turners Facilities Management. His current role is the site Delivery Manager but is also an Authorised Person (AP) for confined spaces and working at height. Steve Marston said, “It’s nice to be appreciated after all the years I’ve worked at RAF Leeming.”

He received his Innovation Award on the 8 November at the RAF awards ceremony, which included a three course meal, drinks and speech made by guest speaker Al Sylvester MBE. The invitation only event was attended by junior ranks, senior non-commissioned officers, civil servants, contractors and honoured guests, including veterans. Al Sylvester spoke about leading the first unsupported RAF expedition on the South Pole, which has taken nearly two years to plan and prepare for, where a team of RAF personnel will travel on foot in an attempt to reach the South Pole ‘over land’.