Burnley College lecturer bids for People’s Choice Award

WINNER: Mark Summerfield (S)
WINNER: Mark Summerfield (S)

A BURNLEY College lecturer has been awarded a City and Guilds Medal for Excellence for outstanding performance in the construction and building sector.

Mark Summerfield, who teaches a range of electrical and sustainable energy courses, will receive his award at the Lion Awards ceremony at the Roundhouse in London in March.

He is also in the running to win the People’s Choice Award at the Lion Awards.

In its second year, this is the only category where the winner is chosen by a public vote.

John Shaw, head of Construction at Burnley College, said: “Mark has transformed the electrical installation provision here and his enthusiastic and methodical approach to teaching has ensured our programmes are among the best and most innovative in the region and recognised nationally.

“Mark has developed various environmental technology courses for students, apprentices and local employers and worked closely with Speakman Contractors and LED on the development of our new green wall which enables our Gatehouse to be energy efficient.”

Advanced Electrical Installation apprentice Steven Gardner, who works at Protec Fire Detection, has also been awarded a City and Guilds Medal for Excellence.

Damian Parker, regional operations manager for Protec Fire Detection, said: “Steven showed a thirst for learning about electrical installation from his early days at college, which allowed him to develop into a knowledgeable fire alarm installation engineer. We are very pleased his dedication has been recognised with this prestigious national award.”

To vote for Mark in the People’s Choice Award, visit www.lionawards2012.com/content/peoples-choice and click on Mark’s name under S. Voting closes on Friday, March 2nd.