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Leeds engineer achieves professional award

Ashley Best receiving membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers

A civil engineer from Leeds has been awarded membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the oldest professional engineering association in the world.

Ashley Best, from Wakefield, works as a Temporary Works Design Engineer at Balfour Beatty in Leeds, has qualified as a Chartered Civil Engineer Member.

Ashley said: “Achieving CEng MICE via the Technical report route is my main academic career achievement to date.

“From the outset of my career I have continually encouraged and guided others to achieve their ICE professional qualifications including Eng TECH, IEng and CEng MICE. I am keen to progress to Fellow status when my experience and career permits.”

Ashley was presented with his certificate by ICE President Andrew Wyllie at a special ceremony held at ICE’s headquarters in London on September 13.

ICE represents more than 92,000 civil engineers and technicians across the world who design, build and maintain transport, water, energy, waste and flood infrastructure. Ashley, who has met all the requirements of the ICE’s Chartered Professional Review, is now entitled to adopt the Institution’s protected title of ‘Chartered Civil Engineer’.

Penny Marshall, ICE Yorkshire and Humber Regional Director, said: “Achieving Chartered Civil Engineer status is a significant personal and career achievement and we are proud to welcome Ashley as a member of ICE.

“He joins a community of professionals who are committed to shaping, improving and protecting the infrastructure on which we all depend. ICE congratulates Ashley on his success and looks forward to supporting him/her throughout his/her career.”