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High speed Glover wins top award

Rail Link Engineering technical director Mike Glover became the first civil engineer to receive the Royal Academy of Engineering’s prestigious Sir Frank Whittle medal last week.

His award was presented by the Academy’s chairman Lord Browne of Madingly at a special event to celebrate the engineering achievements on the High Speed 1 (HS1) rail link.

The medal goes annually to an engineer for outstanding and sustained achievement that has contributed to the nation.

The award looks to reflect the achievements and legacy of jet engine inventor Sir Frank Whittle.
On HS1 Glover was the main man behind the technical aspects of design and management for virtually the entire 11-year duration of the £5.8bn project.

In his career, the Arup engineer was also responsible for the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank project, among many others.

“I would like this award to bring focus to the massive contribution that engineers make to the wellbeing and advancement of society and particularly inspire the next generation of budding engineers to take up the exciting challenges the future holds,” Glover said.

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