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Ruth Richards and Pat Sutor receive Outstanding Service Awards from the RTPI

11 November 2016

Ruth Richards MRTPI and Pat Sutor MRTPI have received Outstanding Service Awards from the RTPI.

Phil Williams, RTPI President said:

“Congratulations to Pat and Ruth who have both made an outstanding contribution to the work of the Institute. Through their longstanding involvement in the RTPI they have been terrific representatives for us and the profession. I thank them for their hard work and dedication to demonstrating the value of planning to society.”

Pat Sutor MRTPI

Phil Williams , Pat Sutor Outstanding Service Award , Emma Lancaster

Pat Sutor from RTPI Yorkshire has shown dedication to planning and, in particular, rural planning in Yorkshire for over 30 years. He has extensive local planning authority expertise.

Pat Sutor said: 

“I believe in planning and count myself lucky to have found it as a profession. It has been rewarding and satisfying for me despite the occasional frustrations. I believe in a strong RTPI and wanted to put something back into the profession. I joined the Yorkshire Branch Executive in 1983.  It was interesting to get a wider professional perspective to complement attitudes in my office, and I met some very good people. Receiving the award was a most pleasant surprise but anything I have achieved in my career has been with the help of colleagues.”

Pat Sutor received his award from President Phil Williams during a ceremony in Leeds during July. He is pictured, right, with Phil Williams to his right and Emma Lancaster, RTPI Young Planner of the Year to his left.

Ruth Richards Janet Askew Oustanding Ahcievement AwardRuth Richards MRTPI

Ruth Richards has been instrumental to shaping and implementing RTPI education policy over the last 10 years. More recently, Ruth has been involved in assessing the Assessment of Professional Competence  and the RTPI’s routes to membership reform, directly contributing to membership growth.

Ruth Richards said:

“I am immensely grateful for this award and would like to thank the various teams that I have worked with over the last 20 or so years.  I have been proud to work with the RTPI, particularly in the fields of education and membership, and to be able to invest in the new generations of planners coming forward.”

Ruth Richards received her award from Immediate Past President, Janet Askew at a ceremony in London during November. She is pictured, right, in the left of the picture with Janet Askew on the right.

Outstanding Service Awards are conferred to RTPI members who have been active within the Institute over a long period of time.