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Highly Commended: Building Plymouth Construction Technical Apprentice of the Year Award 2024 is Harrison Elliot

A huge congratulations to Harrison Elliot for being Highly Commended for the prestigious Building Plymouth Construction Technical Apprentice of the Year Award 2024.

Employed by Currie & Brown whilst studying with the University of the West of England Bristol, Harrison is currently undertaking a Degree Level 6 Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management apprenticeship.

Nominated by Chris Kent, Director of Currie & Brown, Harrison has been described as a real asset to the team, eager and proactive. Chris said: “Harrison is diligent, hardworking, professional yet approachable and has an extremely good grasp of what is required of a ‘model employee’ and consistently provides it.”

As a new member to the Currie & Brown team, Ian Smith received assistance from Harrison on one of his first projects supporting quantity surveying, contract administration and it soon became clear to Ian that Harrison’s contractual knowledge and robust practical approach meant that he could run the project. Ian said: “Whilst I am still involved in an overseeing capacity, Harrison is now running the project in an extremely proactive and professional manner.”

Harrison has also worked with Aiden Irving, Associate Director, on a car park reconfiguration at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital. Initially sitting in on meetings and helping, Harrison quickly showed a proactive approach, raising queries with the client and designers, actively finding solutions to problems that had arisen.

Aiden said: “Harrison’s eagerness and proactiveness has meant that he ended up taking a lead on the RIBA stage two presentation to the key stakeholders at the Trust, including running through the report and fielding questions.” Becky Freeman, Senior Building Surveyor at University of Exeter worked with Harrison in a role that saw him working as a cost consultant. She said “He was efficient and had particularly good attention to detail. He was always responsive to my queries, providing answers promptly.”

With a positive attitude to his own work and engaging with others, whilst also promoting the value of a degree apprenticeship, it is not hard to see why Harrison has received this highly commended award.

Here’s what Harrison had to say “I feel extremely privileged to have received this highly commended award. I feel I have benefitted from the degree apprenticeship process, being able to apply my learning to day-to-day work with Currie & Brown.


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