Poignant first award for apprentice Ellen

Modern apprentice Ellen Milne is the first recipient of the George Hall Achievement Award
Modern apprentice Ellen Milne is the first recipient of the George Hall Achievement Award
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The first ever presentation of the Ineos George Hall Achievement Award was an emotional day for all concerned.

George worked at the site for almost 40 years, including a role as an apprentice mentor, before his untimely death last year. Now his family have presented an award in his name to a third year modern apprentice at the Grangemouth site.

The recipient, Ellen Milne, an electrical instrument apprentice, said: “I am very proud to have been selected to receive this award.

‘‘I thank all those people at Forth Valley College and Ineos for their support as I work towards achieving my modern apprenticeship qualifications.”

George’s widow Jane said: “George would have been so delighted Ellen was selected for this inaugural award in his name.

“In the short time Ellen has been working with Ineos she has demonstrated similar values to those he was known for – hard work, dedication and commitment to doing her very best.”

The award was presented to Ellen on site last week by Jane, her son Chris and Ineos CEO John McNally.

Mr McNally said: “It is fitting, in memory of a valued employee George Hall, we are presenting this award to Ellen Milne. George was a terrific supporter of the company and, as an apprentice mentor, of our work developing young talent.

“While he will be sadly missed by all those on site he worked with, his lasting legacy remains with this annual award.”