I never thought that my story would resonate with so many


Jenny Knight: 2019 People’s Choice Award Winner

“I never thought that my story of trading designer clothes and high heels for Hi-Vis and steel cap boots would resonate with so many. I was humbled by the number of people that came up to me to congratulate me and share their stories after winning the People’s Choice Award in 2019.

The award came with an education voucher that I have used to improve my mentoring skills. Mentoring at all levels of our industry is something I am passionate about and I am keen to work with people new to the industry. It has also been invaluable on a day to day basis when dealing with people and issues!

If anyone ever says that age is a barrier to make changes in your career, they are wrong. My change from fashion to tapping molten metal was probably more extreme than most but with determination, persistence and a different perspective on the world, anything is attainable.

Congratulations to all the 2020 nominees. When you are on that stage, don’t ask yourself why am I here – be proud of what you have achieved, you’re an inspiration to many others.”

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