The winners have been announced for the thirteenth annual ITP Awards, sponsored by BT, designed to recognise and reward the shining stars of the telecoms and IT industry.
The ceremony took place virtually on the 16th December. Crissi Williams (pictured in the centre above at the 2018 ceremony), CEO of ITP, said, “Congratulations to winners and finalists. The judges were blown away as ever with the high standard of entries and it is never an easy task to pick a winner. We are so grateful to be able to continue to run these awards, even if it was online for the first time in their history. It’s so important to recognise the outstanding work, innovation and ingenuity in our industry at the end of such a difficult year.”
Tim Whitley, managing director of research and innovation at BT, added, “BT is proud to be the headline sponsor for the ITP Awards 2020. The ITP does a sterling job supporting the industry, promoting careers in telecommunications, and providing its members with professional development. I am really pleased to see the awards recognising so many young people at the start of their career, as well as those that are mentoring and nurturing new talent to success in the industry.”
The full list of winners is below.
ITP Apprentice of the Year – sponsored by Openreach
ITP Mentor of the Year – sponsored by Cisco
Christopher Mills Award
The Chris Seymour Award for Women in Telecoms
Engineer of the Year – sponsored by Commhoist
Innovator of the Year
Graduate of the Year – sponsored by Nokia
Outstanding contribution to the industry
Dr Mike Short
Outstanding contribution to an individual’s development
New award: SME Apprentice of the Year – sponsored by GK Apprenticeships