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WorldSkills UK stars recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Today it was announced that members of Team UK, WorldSkills Kazan 2019 and our training team have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Friday, 09 Oct 2020

• Hadyn Jakes, Gold Medallist in Aircraft Maintenance at WorldSkills Kazan 2019 has been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

• Rebecca West, Gold Medallist in Beauty Therapy at WorldSkills Kazan 2019 has been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

• Martin Yates, Training Manager for Aircraft Maintenance, has been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

• Conor McKevitt, Silver Medallist in Car Painting at WorldSkills Kazan 2019 has been made a Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)

• Phoebe McLavy, Bronze Medallist in Hairdressing at WorldSkills Kazan 2019 has been made a Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)

• Kevin Calpin, former Training Manager for Architectural Stonemasonry, has been made a Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)

Dr Neil Bentley-Gockmann OBE, Chief Executive, WorldSkills UK said: “It is fantastic to see the members of Team UK from WorldSkills Kazan 2019 and our training team recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

“Their success on the world stage, in front of a global audience, sent a strong message that we are developing excellence in skills so that the UK is seen as a world-class place to invest, do business and create jobs. We are extremely proud of all their achievements and we look forward to continuing working with them, using their inspirational stories and know-how to tackle vocational snobbery head-on so more young people and their parents see apprenticeships and technical education as a prestigious route to success in work and life.”

Take a look back at WorldSkills Kazan 2019

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