TNEI young professionals shortlisted at the YPGE Awards 2022

TNEI finalists
26 Apr 2022

Three of TNEI's employees have been shortlisted for awards at the Scottish Renewables Young Professionals Green Energy Awards 2022! 

Sarah Sheehy (Technical Consultant), Alex Ikonic (Grid Lead) and Calum Brook (Graduate Consultant) have all been announced as finalists, with the winners being announced at the awards ceremony taking place on the 28th of April at the Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow.  

The Young Professionals Green Energy Awards provides a platform to celebrate the people who are at the heart of net-zero growth, who’ll be designing, planning, maintaining and operating the renewable energy projects of the future. The awards recognise those who have pioneering new ideas, who have achieved beyond expectations, and those who have the drive and ambition to transform the future of the renewable energy industry. 

TNEI Finalists  

Sarah Sheehy - Culture Change Award – Recognising those with a personal passion for changing workplace culture for the better. Finalists will be able to show that they have made the workplace (and renewables) a better place to be. 

Sarah Sheehy - Engineer Award - Celebrating an individual whose design, development or sheer engineering innovation has delivered real results.  

Calum Brook & Alex Ikonic - Personal Improvement Award - Recognising dedication, ambition and drive sets them apart from others. Judges will be looking for examples of individuals who have gone above and beyond to achieve real results. 

TNEI’s finalists have all been nominated by senior colleagues who recognised each individual as worthy nominees who have made significant contributions to TNEI and the renewable energy industry, a fantastic achievement so early on in their careers.  

The full list of finalists can be found on the Scottish Renewables website.  

Calum Brook says “I'm really excited to have been nominated for this award. There are a lot of clever and motivated young people working in renewables in Scotland and it's great to see that being celebrated. It’s clear how passionate young people are about the transition to net zero and I think in many ways it will be them who drive that change within the energy industry.

Personal Improvement Award finalist Alex Ikonic joined TNEI as a Graduate Consultant in 2017 and has since taken up the role of Grid Connections Lead. She comments “I’m thrilled to be shortlisted for this award, it’s such an exciting time to be working in the industry and I look forward to continuing to navigate grid connection challenges to help achieve Scotland’s ambitious renewable energy targets!” 

Laura Brown, Networks and Innovation Team Manager comments “I’m delighted that Sarah Sheehy has been shortlisted by the Scottish Renewables Young Professionals Green Energy Awards judges. Sarah has provided our clients with outstanding expert insight and engineering work in the last year and is a worthy contender for the Engineer Award. And it’s also great to see her achievements in supporting the COP26 Event in Glasgow as well as her positive contribution to TNEI working towards SBTi being recognised in the Culture Change category. Additional congratulations got out to the other wonderful consultants from my team, Kevin Dowling and Owen Patrick who were nominated for awards this year.”   

Gary Preston, Connections Team Manager, comments “I’m very happy and proud to see Alex and Calum have been shortlisted; it’s nothing more than they deserve.  I feel their inclusion on the shortlist is a reflection of the outstanding progress of the whole Grid Team – Alex, Calum, Sarah and Victor – and the brilliant work they’ve been consistently producing. I would also like to acknowledge Sarah Lightfoot whose nomination for personal improvement didn’t make the shortlist, but Sarah has had a great start to life at TNEI which is really encouraging.” 

Good luck to all the finalists! The team are looking forward to celebrating their nominations with other TNEI colleagues at the awards ceremony on the 28th April 2022.