The Fellowship of the Motor Industry (FMI) has awarded its first bursary to Andrew Gault, a body repair technician from Northern Ireland.
In winning the Institute of the Motor Industry’s 2016 Outstanding Technical Achievement Award, Andrew becomes the first recipient of a bursary scheme launched this year by the FMI to help students and apprentices in the motor industry through their studies.
The IMI Outstanding Achiever Awards were presented at a reception at the Institute’s Fanshaws headquarters on 20th October by HRH Prince Michael of Kent (GCVO). A total of eight awards were made to students and two to training centres.
Andrew works for Glen Allen Body Repairs in Cookstown, N.Ireland. The FMI bursary forms part of a sponsorship package with the IMI to support students with the cost of training, books and other learning materials and expenses incurred in their studies.
The initiative marks a first for the Fellowship, which has organized social events to keep senior motor industry professionals in touch with the industry and each other for more than 80 years.
The photograph shows Andrew receiving his Outstanding Achievers Award from His Royal Highness and the bursary certificate from Brian Childs, the Fellowship’s Vice Chairman.