A graduate from Aberdeen University has won the Tilhill Award for ‘Outstanding Performance 2021.’
The award was given at an online presentation to Paige Brown, a graduate on the MSc Environmental and Forest Management programme, 2020-2021. Paige has also joined the Tilhill Scotland team as an Assistant Forest Manager following her graduation.
As part of Tilhill’s work to strengthen links with future foresters, the Company presents awards to top performing students at universities offering degrees in forestry-related subjects across the UK.
A specially carved wooden trophy along with £250 prize money was presented to Paige by Andrew Vaughan, Tilhill’s North Scotland Regional Manager.
Upon receiving the award, Paige Brown said:
“Thank you to Dr Louise Page and the university who made a very difficult year at as a student a good experience. It’s great to now be able to apply the skills I have learnt during the course and develop them further in my new role with Tilhill as part of their Graduate Programme.”
Andrew Vaughan, Tilhill’s North Scotland Regional Manager said:
“It gave me great pleasure to present this award to Paige who joined the Company last year. it is very important we employ people of this calibre with the credentials gained from these courses.
“It is an exciting time to be starting a career in forestry especially in the fight against climate change.
“I graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 1986 so I am now many years into my career It feels great to be able to hand over the baton to a future generation of forester.
“Huge congratulations to Paige and I am looking forward to working with her as she progresses through the Tilhill graduate programme as an Assistant Forest Manager and a part of our forestry team.”
“I would like to take this opportunity to encourage students to follow in Paige’s footsteps and consider applying for our graduate programme which is open until the end of February. “
Dr Louise Page, Programme Co-ordinator for BSc and MSc Environmental and Forest Management degree programmes at the University of Aberdeen said: “Paige is a very worthy winner of this award. It was a pleasure teaching her: not only was she an exceptionally able student but one who was a great team member, always cheerful despite what she described as the “weird circumstances” of doing her masters during the pandemic. “Congratulations Paige and the very best of luck in your career with Tilhill.”