Rachel Shaw, Senior Electrical and Lighting Design Engineer at Waldeck, has been awarded ‘The Lightmongers Award’ by The Worshipful Company of Lightmongers.
The award is for Rachel’s outstanding achievement on the University College London (UCL) Masters in Light and Lighting course.
Interviewed by four members of the Lightmongers Education Committee, Rachel presented her dissertation findings on; ‘Are current daylight recommendations, based upon Climate Based Daylight Modelling, providing the users’ daylight needs for teaching and learning spaces in new schools?’, whilst also delivering a business case for further industry research.
Delighted to win the award, Rachel said: “I completed my Masters’ degree last year, gaining an overall distinction, but I never thought I’d be up for ‘best individual student’, let alone win it.
“I am so grateful that Waldeck value individual development and have given me the opportunity to further my knowledge and expertise in lighting design.”
Andy Inkson, Sheffield Business Unit Director, said: “Rachel is an extremely valuable member of the Mechanical and Electrical team in Sheffield and this award is testament to the hard work and dedication she puts into her personal development, which overall enhances the service we offer to our clients.”
Rachel was presented the award at the Lightmongers Court Dinner in London on 9th May.