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Sutcliffe is committed to developing the skills of its team, supporting them to excel in their careers, and providing them with the tools they need to succeed in their current role and to level up and take on more responsibilities.

Over the year, several Sutcliffe employees have worked incredibly hard to achieve a variety of skills, qualifications and awards that demonstrate the fantastic work they perform for Sutcliffe, setting a great example to colleagues and inspiring those around them to follow in their footsteps in upskilling for their career progression.

Heather Carey, Sales Ledger Controller, Sutcliffe – AAT

Heather joined the Sutcliffe team in 2021, in her current position of Sales Ledger Controller. With Heather entering her third year with the business, she took the opportunity to develop her professional skills, as she completed the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification.

AAT is a greatly respected and internationally recognised qualification in the finance industry. It provides a range of qualifications in accounting, bookkeeping and business skills that prepare people to be capable of taking on new responsibilities upon qualifying.

Following the completion of the AAT course, Heather looks forward to her future at Sutcliffe and believes the skills she learned and developed on the course are essential in furthering her career at Sutcliffe.

Andrew Polson, Structural Engineer, Sutcliffe – MICE

Joining Sutcliffe in 2017, Andrew is a specialist in leading the structural design of construction projects at Sutcliffe. Andrew’s designs have been used on projects across the UK, with his specialities in structural and expert witness report writing allowing him to provide significant contributions across various departments of the business. 

This year Andrew became a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) following the completion of his final exams, now proudly earning the title of MICE.

The ICE is a membership body that the government and industry listen to and support over 95,000 civil engineer members. To earn a membership is a great honour for civil engineers, as it is beneficial in highlighting that an individual is competent in their profession.

It was a fantastic end to the year for Andrew, with this achievement demonstrating his determination to his work. Andrew aims to utilise his title as MICE in the work he performs for Sutcliffe as his exceptional skills in engineering continue to grow stronger.

Mark Coleman, Chartered Building Surveyor, Sutcliffe – RICS

Mark joined Sutcliffe in 2017, with a background in building surveying and facilities management. Mark’s position at Sutcliffe is as a Chartered Building Surveyor. This year, Mark enrolled for the RICS membership, which upon completion would see him become a Chartered Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS). 

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is a leading professional body that works to advance knowledge, uphold standards and inspire professionals. A trusted institute, with a heritage of over 150 years. To be awarded as a member of RICS is a prestigious experience, and Mark is proud to have achieved this accolade, following the extensive assessments that certified him as a MRICS Chartered Building Surveyor

Following becoming qualified as a member of RICS, Mark is looking forward to the next stage of his career at Sutcliffe and believes that the qualification will provide him with the necessary skills he needs to level up in his role as a Chartered Building Surveyor at Sutcliffe.

David Owens, Structural Engineer, Sutcliffe – AMIStructE

David has been a part of Sutcliffe for over 15 years. David first got involved with Sutcliffe during work experience while still in secondary school. Following his experience, he was offered a summer placement at Sutcliffe which quickly turned into David joining the team permanently, as a junior engineer, alongside his college studies, and also throughout his time at university.

Upon completing his studies, David stepped up to the role of a full-time structural engineer and has been developing his skills in the trade throughout his career. 

This year, David opted to take the IStructE exam, a challenging programme which titles those who pass as an Associate Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers (AMIStructE). David completed the programme earlier this year to secure his place as AMIStructE, which will now solidify his professional competence in his work and showcase his dedication to his profession.

Following on from completing the training programme, David can rest assured that this membership demonstrates his expertise in the industry with this. David looks forward to his future at Sutcliffe as he starts the next chapter of his career.

Joshua Geoghegan, Engineering Apprentice, Sutcliffe – City of Liverpool College Apprentice of the Year 2023

Joshua joined Sutcliffe as part of his apprenticeship with the City of Liverpool College, where he is on course to complete his Level 3 construction qualification. 

Joshua has excelled in his position at Sutcliffe, developing his skills in design software, and was recently recognised for his hard work at the Livercool 2023 awards as he was named City of Liverpool College Apprentice of the Year 2023 for his excellent work and progress during his apprenticeship at Sutcliffe.

Joshua takes pride in being awarded for his determination as a young engineer. With a bright future ahead in engineering, Joshua aims to maintain the same level of hard work throughout his career, as he progresses towards becoming a fully qualified Structural Engineer.

Sutcliffe takes pride in all of the individual achievements attained by the team and is focused on supporting more employees in achieving their desired qualifications.

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