Telent Annual Awards 2023 - Winners announced!

On Monday night, Telent colleagues dressed to impress and arrived at the Park Regis Hotel in Birmingham for this year's Annual Awards evening.

Colleagues shortlisted from over 200 nominations in the nine award categories were treated to a fabulous night compèred by Telent’s own Ric Welsby (Managing Director – Infrastructure Services) along with a delicious three-course meal and surprise entertainment from the talented Singing Waiters to get the party started. Guests were also treated to a DJ to dance the night away and a fun photo booth to take away memories of the evening.

The award winners for each category were announced throughout the evening and finally the winners can be revealed!

Mark Plato Apprentice of the Year - Geraldine Mabhumbo

Assistant Engineer, Transport

Geraldine has been working the MCA Project, specifically tasked with implementing better organisation of the microwave equipment pre-staging activity. Geraldine has gone over and above in understanding, documenting,

formalising, running and recording the activity. She is very keen to learn, asks sensible questions about technical matters and process, picks things up quickly, and is highly effective in her role.

Graduate of the Year - Alice Cleaver

Graduate Engineer, Network Services

Alice is exceptional. Her knowledge is unparalleled, and she is always ambitious to learn more. She leads the way in weekly meetings and supports the other graduates around there CSR project and work. She goes the extra mile and does whatever she can to make the day easier for others, including compiling worksheets of acronyms to assist with the learning curve within engineering.

Team Telent Award - Team Scotland

Radio Team (Network Services)

Since 2018 the team has seen its workload increase with the MCA radio contract and the ongoing roll out of the MCA RNIR project. The team also carry out reactive and planned maintenance works for the Scottish Ambulance Service and RNLI at sites across the whole of Scotland from the Shetland Isles down to the north England. The on-call engineers are on a one-week-on, one-week-off schedule. This equates to half of their life being on call. Despite the increased workload, reduced team numbers and a significant amount of time on-call, the team goes over and above what is expected on a regular basis.

Firelink Team (Network Services)

The team cover the whole of Scotland installing and responding to faults on Airwave Firelink radios and data terminals in fire appliances and fixed sites, They also carrying out works on vehicles for the MCA. The team works an on-call rota to ensure support for these vital services is always available.

Team Scotland (Transport)

The Transport Team in Scotland is a small team of people achieving some amazing results not just under the normal time constraints of any project, but also exceeding the customers' expectations. Working from remote locations, the team plan, manage and deliver projects working in some high-risk locations and undertaking high-risk work, often in extreme weather conditions.

The team all share the same focus to achieve project milestones, continuously going above and beyond the call of duty on every shift to ensure the project is a success and the ongoing pipeline of work continues to flow from the customer, as it has done over the last 10 years. This can only happen thanks to the dedication and commitment of this team.

In the Field Award - Charlie Burden

Field Engineer, Network Services

Nothing's ever too much for Charlie. He spends many hours on the road and many nights away from home but is always in good spirits. If Charlie is sent out to a fault the job is in good hands and he'll know exactly what needs to be done. For his reliable and committed work ethic, the customer values him greatly.

Employee of the Year Award - Sam Harvey

Area Manager, Transport

Sam has gone above and beyond to support colleagues in the team to develop and grow into their roles and encourages others to excel as managers. She is a positive role model and actively takes time to support colleagues helping them to grow in confidence. Sam is an absolute asset to Telent and the local team and deserves to be recognised for the hard work and time she’s invested in upskilling and developing others over the last year. Her commitment to the team has ensured she has become a trusted and highly respected manager.

As part of the annual awards, the judging panel also recognises colleagues who have put the Telent Values into practice day-to-day.

Be Inclusive

  • Daniel Meikle
  • Dave Looney
  • Gail Storey
  • Liz Wurtzler
  • Paul Owen
  • Internal Communications Team


  • Adam Bailey
  • Amy Bayliss
  • Anne-Marie Nugent
  • Eilidh Herring
  • Nick Gilbert
  • Chloe Perks

Customer Focused

  • Adrian Phillips
  • Chris Hooper
  • Darren Long
  • Mark Williams
  • Claire Casey
  • Neil Bratley

Take Responsibility

  • Amanda Emmery
  • Catriona Hughes
  • Keith Perrot
  • Vicky Lusty
  • Mike Cole
  • Eric Furby

Congratulations to all the winners and to everyone who was nominated and shortlisted for an award this year. You should all be incredibly proud of your achievements!

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