Emma MacLeod, Associate Director at the UK’s leading independent engineering consultancy Hurley Palmer Flatt, was presented with the prestigious Next Generation Scotland Award on Thursday 1 November at the third annual BCO NextGen Awards ceremony. The award recognizes Emma’s outstanding contributions to the commercial property sector and gives her the title of Scotland’s rising star.
Emma started at Hurley Palmer Flatt with a summer placement and has since acquired 15 years of experience in the engineering industry, helping to run projects such as Aberdeen’s £333 million new exhibition and the AECC Energy Centre.
Gillian Stewart, Director at Michael Laird Architects and member of the BCO Scottish chapter, commented: “The technical skill and personal drive that Emma brings to her work shone from her nomination. In addition to her professional achievements she is actively engaged in mentoring and support of younger engineers through her company’s ambassador and mentoring programme and is a role model for women in the industry. Add to that her contribution to the CIBSE YEN committee and her numerous published construction industry articles, Emma is truly a deserving winner – symbolising exactly what the NextGen programme is all about.” Katrina Kostic Samen, President of the BCO, added: “Emma’s contribution to the industry to-date has been remarkable – all the more so for her well-deserved career developments following her return to work after starting a family. Her passion to support other parents returning to work is truly inspirational. Congratulations, Emma, a most deserving winner!”