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Most Promising Trainee Quantity Surveyor

Southbay are delighted to announce that our trainee quantity surveyor Theodora Xeni has been awarded the North East’s Most Promising Trainee Quantity Surveyor.

Theodora 23, won the title in the latest awards presented annually by the Civil Engineering Contractors’ Association (North East).

Originally from Cyprus, Theodora holds an honours degree in quantity surveying and has been with Southbay for two and a half years. Her sponsor in the awards, Shaun Heelbeck (Senior Quantity Surveyor), says: “Theodora has shown great determination to gain qualifications and employment as a quantity surveyor in the UK construction industry.

Theodora and her certificate with Paul Stephenson (Southbay Managing Director)

“She has exactly the professionalism and passion for civil engineering and is exactly the type of person the industry needs for the future,” he added.

Theodora says: “I see the demanding nature of the construction industry as a challenge, not a threat. I’ve chosen the right career, and I’m excited to see what coming years hold for me.”

Other award winners this year are Daryl Charlton, 24, of Newcastle, a site engineer (most promising trainee civil engineer), and Chris Harland, 19, of Middlesbrough (apprentice roadworks supervisor).

Stuart Miller, director of CECA (NE), says of the outcome decided by independent judges : “We want to see more young women in the diverse careers that civil engineering offers, and Theodora and Daryl are excellent role models. Chris’s double success too shows how a young person can aspire to university and progress in a job at the same time in our industry.”

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