RTPI East of England Young Planner of the year 2018 Winner Ben Woolnough
"It was a huge honour and surprise to receive the Young Planner of the Year award and I'm very grateful to the East of England RTPI for the recognition. It was particularly rewarding to still be acknowledged as 'young' a few days after the birth of my 2nd son!
I made my submission based on success in a range of challenging major projects which I've led over the past year and I'd like to give credit and thanks to East Suffolk Councils for providing trust and responsibility to enable me to build my skills and experience at a rapid pace.
I hope that over the next year, and my final year as a Young Planner, that I'll be able to contribute to supporting other young planners and encouraging new generations to join our profession."