Bristol based engineering student, Lizzie Garside, has been named as one of two winners of the South West Region’s Contribution to the Business Awards. The award scheme is operated by The Engineering Development Trust (EDT) and is open to students participating in the Year in Industry (YINI) scheme.
YINI matches talented gap year and undergraduate students with businesses for paid work placements before or during their degree course.
Lizzie Garside (19) was one of six finalists, who delivered presentations to a panel of judges at the National Composites Centre in Bristol on 14 July 2016.
During her placement with ECH Engineering, Lizzie has made a tangible contribution to the company’s procedures, processes and business, including the specification of new data logging software, the development of 3D printing technology and embedding knowledge amongst colleagues, relating to refrigeration testing and standards.
She influenced commercial projects with her significant involvement in the design and installation of a test facility for refrigeration innovator, Adande, enabling ECH Engineering to deliver this make-or-break project.
Acknowledging Lizzie’s achievements, ECH Engineering’s Managing Director, Dr Ed Hammond, stated:
“Lizzie has been a model employee and has made a major contribution to ECH Engineering and a number of our commercial projects. We wish her well for her studies in New Zealand and we are confident that she will go on to make a significant impact in the engineering sector.”