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Marcus Palmer receives Jack Petchey Award

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

We are delighted to congratulate Crofton Design's Junior Mechanical Engineer Marcus Palmer on receiving a Jack Petchey Achievement Award for his dedication and enthusiasm while studying part-time for his engineering qualification at South Thames College in Wandsworth.

Marcus Palmer wins Jack Petchey Award
Palmer says: “I am honoured to have received this award and would like to thank Crofton very much for giving me the opportunity and time while working to study for the Building Services in The Built Environment qualification.”

He has received a prize of £250 as part of the award which he has spent on a party for his fellow students because he felt that they all supported each other and acted as a team in the course assignments they were given.

Palmer received a certificate at an awards ceremony at the college on 22nd March 2016.

“I feel that I have achieved this through sheer determination and hard work.  It wasn’t easy at first but I had enough motivation to see it through,” adds Palmer.  He now wants to go on to study for an engineering degree at South Bank University.

The award scheme was set up in 1999 by Jack Petchey who worked his way up from a working class background in London’s East End to become a multi-millionaire. He seeks to increase young people’s aspirations by rewarding their achievements and encouraging them to take pride in what they have done.

Almost 2,000 schools, colleges and youth organisations throughout London and Essex run the scheme, which contributes millions of pounds each year. The scheme is a reward and recognition initiative which enables schools and youth organisations to celebrate the achievements of their young people as well as receive additional funding.

We invite you to visit the Jack Petchey Foundation website for more information on the Jack Petchey Awards




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