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Paul Fletcher Award


This IET Award is given in memory of Paul Thomas Fletcher, who wished to encourage the participation of younger people in engineering institutions and to reward their success in doing so. The Institution of Incorporated Engineers (now IET) created the Paul Fletcher Award, subsequently supported by a bequest from his widow.


The Award is made annually to an IET volunteer for outstanding achievement in contributing to the activities of the IET. Nominations are welcomed for IET volunteers  from around the world.  See the Fact Sheet for background information on the Paul Fletcher Award.



The Prize consists of an engraved medal, a certificate and £250 cash.  The Medal is presented at the IET Achievement Awards ceremony, which is held in London in November each year.


How to nominate

Nominations can be made by clicking on the online nomination form on the right hand side. Please describe the candidate's volunteering activities and how these have contributed to the IET.  


We welcome nominations for women and men volunteers from around the world and you don't need to be an IET member yourself to nominate.

Please note only one nomination is required per candidate and self-nominations will not be accepted

2017 winners    

Image of Mark Goudie MEng MIET   The IET Paul Fletcher Award is awarded to Mr Mark Goudie MEng MIET, Electrical & Mechanical Engineer, Energy UK & Europe at Atkins. Mark has undertaken several industry-changing volunteering activities for the IET throughout his career to date, from supporting the launch of the Engineering Horizon's Bursary, to representing Atkins in the Power Academy scheme, to founding the IET On Campus Group at Strathclyde University. During this time, Mark has excelled at promoting the engineering profession with his dedication, leadership skills and commitment. Mark also took part in a panel session for the IET ‘Work Experience for All Campaign' championing practical work experience for engineering students. Many students have taken part in the campaign which has had a significant impact on the industry - helping inspire the next generation.
Image of James Mitchell   The IET Paul Fletcher Award is awarded to Mr James Mitchell BEng(Hons) MIET, Asset Program Coordinator – Infrastructure Asset Management, City of Onkaparinga South Australia. James has created a thriving young professional engineering community in South Australia by leading and inspiring young professionals to achieve. Since 2015 James has been Chairperson of the IET South Australia Young Professional Section (YPS) and has recruited and led the YPS revitalisation in South Australia, growing the committee from just two members to an active and sustainable committee of 15. James has led a team of new IET young professional volunteers delivering successful networking and knowledge sharing events, IET Lifeskills workshops, and the first South Australian IET Women in engineering night. He has established lasting relationships with the three major universities and created South Australia’s first On Campus group.


2016 winner

Image of Cheng Chia Loon MIET   Mr Cheng Chia Loon BEng(Hons) MIET  is an Assistant Manager in Product Development at Abrasive Engineering Pte Ltd. He believes a successful leader is obliged to grow others by nurturing more leaders. Mr Cheng Chia Loon is a member of the IET Singapore Local Network and Chairman of the IET Singapore Young Professionals Section (YPS). He recruited many young professionals and equipped them with necessary leadership skills. in less than four years, the YPS Singapore has expanded from four committee members to nearly 20, including several sub-groups. To motivate more young professionals to join the IET, he exemplifies his experiences and roles in the IET that energize his engineering career. He has also actively participated and hosted important events in several countries, and he strives to provide more people such opportunities.

2015 winner

Image of Joe Dunn   Mr Joe Dunn MIET, Senior Engineer/Engineering Manager BAE Systems. Joe led the re-establishment of the Solent YP Section when it was nearly extinct. He persevered in building relationships with three universities, encouraging and helping them to establish IET-on-Campus groups long before this became an HQ-driven programme. He is dedicated to the development of annual hands-on workshops for students in the universities which have proved to be an excellent way of reaching students. His pro-active involvement in MyCommunity, contributing to new ways of communicating with users, and his well-researched preparation for the constructive use of social media are further examples of his outstanding contribution to this 5,400 member network.


See also

More information on previous winners


Key dates


Nominations close on 18 May 2018, 17:00 (BST).


IET Achievement Awards:
14 November 2018, 13:00 (GMT)

Submit an online nomination

2018 online submission form

Related links

Candidate criteria guidance (PDF)


Downloads (PDF)

IET Achievement Medals leaflet (PDF)

Paul Fletcher Award fact sheet (PDF)


See also

Previous Winners