2019 LARAC Scholars

One day after our CEO, Lee Marshall and our Chair, Carole Taylor were attending the final event of the year for our 2018 scholars they had their heads down and were assessing the intake for 2019.  From a tour of a Manchester lamp and battery recycling plant followed by a roundtable discussion on how we increase the capture of small WEEE with last year's REPIC scholars, it was straight back to their various offices to start looking in detail at the applications for the 2019 intake. 

It was a long job - we had a great many applications - more than we'd anticipated, but our three assessors were up to it; and knuckled down to the task - which is both a pleasant and an unpleasant one. On the one hand it's great to see people who are a little bit newer to the industry being really enthusiasitc about their jobs, and thinking how the conference could help them progress.  But it is difficult when all the marks are in to see that there is a divide between those who are lucky and those who aren't so lucky, especially when you know they are all worthy winners. 


So, the message is, if you didn't get through, and if you still meet the criteria next year, then do try again.  Finally, thank you to all who applied and congratulations to those who are to be the 2019 LARAC Scholars - we look forward to meeting you all in Birmingham in October.  

The people who made it through this year are: 

  • William Chambers  Suffolk County Council
  • Emma  Datta   Chesterfield Borough Council
  • Luke  Ellis   London Borough of Lewisham
  • Nam  Tran   London Borough of Hackney
  • Lee  Rossi   Wyre Borough Council
  • Liz  Ellis   Cumbria County Council
  • Liam  McGill   Fife Council
  • Bill  Byfield   Oxford City Council
  • Jas  Bhamra   Surrey County Council
  • Elizabeth  Turner   Teignbridge District Council
  • Anastasia  Jeune   Dorset Council
  • Gareth  Pettit   Caephilly County Borough
  • Barry  Williams   WLGA
  • Christopher  Bain   Dudley Metropolitan Borough
  • Lee  Johnson   Staffordshire County Council
  • Laura  Daniel   Hull City Council
  • Sara  Hemming   NE Lincolnshire
  • Karen  Wynn   South Tyne & Wear WP

Take a look at the scholarship page and see how former scholars view their scholarship experience.