10 February 2017
We are delighted to announce that our very own Hannah Hemingway, Principal Project Manager based in Leeds has made the shortlist for a ‘Northern Power Women’ Award 2017. Hannah joins other finalists in the “One to watch” category.
The awards showcase role models and celebrate many different ways in women contribute to a thriving Northern Powerhouse.
We wish Hannah the best of luck for the awards ceremony in Manchester where the winners will be announced on 7th March.
On hearing the news, Hannah said: “I’m delighted to be nominated as it shows that after making a career change, I am still able to challenge myself, continue to learn and grow, make a difference and be recognised by my Northern peers.”
Hannah was recently crowned WYG’s Employee of the Year 2016 for the outstanding client care she has demonstrated whilst working on the Mina Salman Support Facility (MSSF) project in Bahrain.
Hannah started her career at WYG as a Town Planner twelve years ago and has worked on a variety of projects within the defence sector, including conducting assessment studies for the army rebasing programme. It was during this project that she developed her skills and gained a real interest in project management.
She joined the Project and Cost Management team at WYG in April 2015 and has since excelled in her new role and achieved much notable success.
In November 2015, Hannah volunteered for a new role on the (MSSF) Project in Bahrain, which sees the the first permanent overseas facility to be built in over 50 years.
Leading one of WYG’s most high profile projects, the facility will play a central role in the Royal Navy’s ability to operate in the region and reaffirms the UK’s determination to work with Bahrain to maintain the security and stability in the Gulf. The facility will give the UK an enhanced and permanent presence in the region.
Commander Gavin Marshall of the Royal Navy commends Hannah’s outstanding contribution:
“Hannah has been absolutely central to us having got the project to the stage such that, I can, with confidence say that we have a project; we have a plan, we have the supporting documentation, we have a design, we know our risks, we know the costs, we have an auditable process and at last we have an endorsed set of requirements. A job well done.”
Since the work that Hannah completed, and the increased awareness and engagement, there have been over 150 visitors to the site during construction, including, most recently, HRH the Prince of Wales who opened the Welfare Building in November 2016 alongside the Crown Prince of Bahrain, HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.
A week in the life of the Mina Salman project team