Cashel supervised a team of Year 9 students from secondary schools in the Bailiwick. Together they took part in engineering challenges, with Cashel providing technical advice to the students. Cashel’s team won the main challenge of the day, building the most effective Trebuchet and scoring the most points.
Therefore we are delighted to announce that Cashel was awarded ‘CIGPE Technology Challenge Advisor of the Year’.
We are pleased to announce Callum Le Flock, our Trainee Detailing Technician, has been short-listed for the Guernsey College of Further Education Apprentice of the Year. One of only 10 in over 300 apprentices!
Callum has been invited to the Awards Evening on 11th June. He will have his citation read out and collect his certificate to acknowledge being shortlisted. All attending will then hear the winner and runners up being announced. The Apprentice of the Year Awards were set up in 2001. They acknowledge the dedication of apprentices in any apprenticeship offered by the Scheme.
We are pleased to announce Paul Armstrong has recently been promoted as a Director of Babbé McCathie.
We asked Paul how he felt about the promotion:
“I was pleased to be asked to join, and now help direct, the team here. Babbé McCathie has recruited shrewdly over the last few years. Now it has a bright new intake of engineers and technicians, brimming with energy, curiosity, ambition, and an infectious enthusiasm. The other directors have years of hard-won experience. I am able draw on their knowledge as the team investigates new technology and building methods. This is an ideal arrangement, and the future looks very bright. I’m delighted to be a part of it.
Babbé McCathie has made some bold investments in technology over the recent years. With encouragement and some direct support from the (larger) T&G business in Jersey, Babbé McCathie now operates some real space-age systems. My training has been more traditional, and it has been fascinating (and challenging) to exploit the power of this software, while retaining the ‘nuts and bolts’ common sense and rigour of the traditional approach. Fortunately, I find myself surrounded by bright young minds, (and some wise – and somewhat older – ones), to help me get the most out of these tools”.
For those of you who may not know, Babbé McCathie would like to confirm how delighted we are that Gary Bougourd has accepted the role of Managing Director.
Following Don’s retirement, promotion for Gary was a natural, and some would say an overdue progression. Gary will now lead a young and vibrant team of six in Babbé McCathie Guernsey supported by our sister company of 11 staff in T&G in Jersey.
Gary says he is very proud of how the company has grown and adapted over the years and wants to create an optimistic working environment for future local engineers and technicians.