The beautiful 17th century Tallow Chandlers Hall was a fitting location for the presentation of the Lightmongers / UCL Award sponsored by Electrical Safety First to Bonny Brooks

The Award is open to students taking the MSc in Light & Lighting at the Bartlett School of graduate studies which is part of the University College London.

Each year sutdents are asked to come up with lighting solutions and a business case to a real life project. Bonnie, who undertook her project part time, whilst continuing to work as a lighting specialist for an engineering consultancy, impressed the judges for the Tamar Bridge offices project.

The Tamar Bridge is a major road bridge at Saltashand Plymouth which carries traffic between Cornwall and Devon over the river Tamar. Currently undergoing a major refurbishment, the project will include a new control room, staff facilities and an education suite.

“It wasn’t easy studying for a Masters and working but the course was extremely rewarding and I was thrilled when they told me I had won the award”, says Bonnie. “I do think it will help my career development and I am delighted that my hard work and my ideas wre recognised in this way.”

Phil Buckle, Director General of Electrical Safety First adds ” we have funded this award, in conjunction with the Worshipful Company of Lightmongers, for 8 years and we have been gratified at the boost it has given to the carers of the award winners”.

“Whilst our primary focus is on consumer safety, we also recognise the need to support education and training of those who work in related areas. Modern lighting design which in addition to the aesthetic element it bring to our world, requires a solid understanding of electrical safety”.

The photograph below shows Bonnie receiving her award, from (left to right) Martyn Allen, Head of the Electro-technical department at Electrical Safety First, Bonnie Brooks and the Master Lightmonger John Rowsell.