09 March 2015
This time last year Martin Vickery of Coventry City Council was named Young Professional of the Year and FirstPro 2014. Here he explains why you should enter!
“If you’re not sure about entering, just do it; if you think someone deserves to be recognised fill in the form and nominate them now,” says Martin Vickery of Coventry City Council.
“Never doubt yourself or your ability,” continued Martin. “As well as being able to take a moment to reflect on your achievements taking part means you meet great, like-minded people and build really useful networks amongst the region’s best and brightest.”
Speaking about his win Martin said: “Hearing my name read as the winner was a fantastic feeling. I’m passionate about Coventry and being recognised by my peers in this way, within my own city, was really rewarding.
“The personal recognition was of course incredible but it’s important to remember it’s also a reflection on the wider team I work with in the Council.
“The judges really put us through our paces and I felt the Young Professional category was particularly strong last year, with all the candidates delivering brilliant work. So I was incredibly proud they selected me as the winner.”
Martin is leading a programme that is fundamentally changing the face of Coventry. It incorporates everything from road and junction improvements, regeneration, job creation, economic growth and organizational change.