Young talent recognised by LPG industry

The LPG industry’s rising stars have been recognised in the inaugural Young Person in LPG Awards, at the Liquid Gas UK annual conference held in York.

Among them were Melissa Chisell, from AvantiGas, was awarded Young Apprentice of the Year, with Jess Speed, from Continental, taking home the accolade for Rising Star of the Year. The LPG Young Person Awards is open to people aged 30 or under.

Sophia Haywood, director of public affairs at Liquid Gas UK, said: “As a sector, our workforce underpins our future. Knowing we have a skills shortage in the LPG industry, we were compelled to launch the awards to celebrate the outstanding individuals we currently have working with us and inspire others to get involved. There is so much opportunity in the sector and an exciting future ahead for those wanting to be a part of it.”

Mark Wilkins, director at Vaillant who sponsored the awards, added: “Upskilling and re-skilling are both vitally important in the LPG industry’s transition to decarbonisation. These rising starts will be the individuals who deliver net zero. Opportunities like these awards, must be given to encourage young people to step up.”