“The Big Ideas Day demonstrated that when you give students a free licence to engage their creativity and challenge them to think ‘why not’, you will always be inspired. The youth hold many of the big answers for our future and we will be very wise to listen them and to help harness idea development.”

Nicole McNab, Stakeholder and Community Manager, SGN

Meet the mentors

Employee mentors from our Business Partners work hard to support our teams of young people to turn their Big Ideas into achievable, beneficial and creative business plans and live projects.  Over the last four years we’ve had over 100 employee mentors volunteer on the programme.  We asked some of our current mentors to tell us a little bit more about themselves and what they get out of mentoring with Solutions for the Planet.

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Abbie Barnett

Abbie Barnett

Business Admin Supervisor, Tarmac

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Abbie Lloyd

Abbie Lloyd

General Management Graduate, Tarmac

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Adeel Akbar

Adeel Akbar

Junior PTFE Engineer, Kongsberg Automotive

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Alex Brightman

Alex Brightman

Community Care Officer, Northern Gas Networks

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Alex Lakey

Alex Lakey

Higher RMX Technical Apprentice, Tarmac

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Amanda Morby

Amanda Morby

Group Customer Marketing Manager, Mears

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Amy Sherwin

Amy Sherwin

Operations Graduate, Tarmac

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Anne Owen

Anne Owen

Resident Liason Officer, Mears

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Aran Sandhu

Aran Sandhu

Finance Graduate, Tarmac

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Ashley George

Ashley George

Transport Account Manager, Tarmac

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Brian Madden

Brian Madden

Operations Manager - OLE, ISS Labour

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Brian Spencer

Brian Spencer

Project Director, Linkcity

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Brooke Feeney

Brooke Feeney

Works Planner at MPS Housing, Mears

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Callum MacDonald

Callum MacDonald

National Commercial Customer Lead, Tarmac

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Catherine Anderson

Catherine Anderson

Group Customer Success Manager, Mears

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Catherine Rule

Catherine Rule

Senior Process Engineer, Tarmac

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Chris Lawson

Chris Lawson

Group Customer Success Manager, Mears

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Claire Foden

Claire Foden

Group Customer Success Manager, Mears

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Claire Gibbard

Claire Gibbard

Employee Director, Mears

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Courtney Lancaster

Courtney Lancaster

Management Systems Co-ordinator, Tarmac

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Craig Kelly

Craig Kelly

Technical Engineer, Cadent

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Dan Brown

Dan Brown

Communications Officer, SGN

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David Clifford

David Clifford

Group Customer Development Manager, Mears

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David Pickthall

David Pickthall

Quality Engineer, Kongsberg Automotive

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Debbie Kerr

Debbie Kerr

Group Customer Success Manager, Mears

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Dmitrij Fiodorov

Dmitrij Fiodorov

Resource Manager, SGN

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Eddie Bergin

Eddie Bergin

Commercial Contracts & Property Paralegal, Mears

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Emma Buckton

Emma Buckton

Supply Strategy Support Manager, Northern Gas Networks

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Emma Lindsay

Emma Lindsay

Graduate Geologist, Tarmac

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Fenella Dodson

Fenella Dodson

Sustainability Officer, Tarmac

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Fiona Stringer

Fiona Stringer

HR Manager, Tarmac

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Frazer Harding

Frazer Harding

Assistant Quarry Manager, Tarmac

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Ged Egan

Ged Egan

Insight and Stakeholder Research Manager, SGN

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George Bagshaw

George Bagshaw

Graduate Development Officer, Linkcity

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Gillian Yeoman

Gillian Yeoman

Group Customer Development Manager, Mears

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Glen Cooper

Glen Cooper

Engineering Safety & Assurance Manager, Cadent

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Grant Taylor

Grant Taylor

Area SHE Manager, SGN

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Hannah Jewison

Hannah Jewison

Environment Analyst, Northern Gas Networks

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Helen Thompson

Helen Thompson

Group Customer Success Manager, Mears

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Ian Coates

Ian Coates

Asset Strategy Lead, Northern Gas Networks

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James Cowley

James Cowley

Senior Project Manager, Northern Gas Networks

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James Thomson

James Thomson

Stakeholder Relations Assistant, SGN

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Jenny Wilkinson

Jenny Wilkinson

Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Northern Gas Networks

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Jessica Bridgman

Jessica Bridgman

Estates and Development Graduate, Tarmac

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Kali Moat

Kali Moat

Regional Facilities Manager, Tarmac

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Kat Sumara

Kat Sumara

Safety Ambassador for Scotland, SGN

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Katie Wandless

Katie Wandless

Learning and Development - Early Careers, Tarmac

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Kiara Harley

Kiara Harley

HR Apprentice, Tarmac

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Lauren White

Lauren White

Proposals Engineer, Tarmac

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Leona Sheehan

Leona Sheehan

Graphical Data Editor, SGN

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Lewis Burton

Lewis Burton

Project Manager (Capital Projects), Northern Gas Networks

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Lewis Davies

Lewis Davies

Record Control Assistant, SGN

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Lisa Ashworth

Lisa Ashworth

Social Value Advisor, Linkcity

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Lois Moore

Lois Moore

HR Apprentice, Tarmac

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Max Paladini

Max Paladini

Performance Manager, SGN

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Megan WIlliams

Megan WIlliams

HR Specialist Recruiter, Mears

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Nalini Wilkins

Nalini Wilkins

Environment Manager, SGN

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Nathan Birchenall

Nathan Birchenall

Quality Graduate, Tarmac

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Neil Brammall

Neil Brammall

CEO, Utility Survey Exchange & Chartered Member, IGEM

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Patrick Joyce

Patrick Joyce

Land Director, Linkcity

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Paul Duell

Paul Duell

External Site Manager, Mears

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Paul Ellis

Paul Ellis

Track Consultant, ISS Labour

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Paul Hodgson

Paul Hodgson

Operations Manager - OLE, ISS Labour

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Primodh Sujeendran

Primodh Sujeendran

Compliance Supervisor, Cadent

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Rafal Burkot

Rafal Burkot

Lean Coordinator, Kongsberg Automotive

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Remon Miah

Remon Miah

Pressure Control Lead Engineer, Cadent

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Richard King

Richard King

Stakeholder Strategy Manager, SGN

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Rob Owen

Rob Owen

Operations Graduate, Tarmac

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Ruby Blue Morriss

Ruby Blue Morriss

Readymix Shipper, Tarmac

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Sabina Weziak

Sabina Weziak

Financial Accountant, Kongsberg Automotive

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Simon Chaffer

Simon Chaffer

Commercial Manager, Northern Gas Networks

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Stephanie Upton-Roddy

Stephanie Upton-Roddy

Sustainability Advisor, Tarmac

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Stephen Hoey

Stephen Hoey

Continuous Improvement Advisor, Tarmac

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Stew Pears

Stew Pears

Senior Supervisor, Mears

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Stuart McLeod

Stuart McLeod

IGEM Scottish Section Chairman (IGEM) / Policy Engineer (Energy Assets)

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Tanya Nugent-Wadsworth

Tanya Nugent-Wadsworth

Senior HR Business Partner, Mears

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Tim Cowling

Tim Cowling

Regulatory Affairs Manager, Tarmac

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Tom Swainson

Tom Swainson

Assistant Regional Finance Manager, Tarmac

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Tracey Foster

Tracey Foster

Key Account Co-ordinator (Aircrete blocks), Tarmac

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Will Evans

Will Evans

Junior Graphic Designer, Northern Gas Networks

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