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Marine team leader wins Women in Industry title

[ March 4, 2020   //   ]

Forth Ports’ senior harbour master, Ashley Nicolson scooped the Women in Industry award at the Centre for Engineering Education and Development Industry Awards 2020.

She is part of the marine team at Forth Ports which manages and operates an area of 280 square miles of navigable waters on the Forth and Tay.

Through her role at Forth Ports and her vice president role at the UK Harbour Masters Association (UKHMA), she is helping to drive the change required to ensure a more gender diverse workforce within the maritime sector. Ashley and her two colleagues from the marine team are supporting the ‘Maritime and Me’ campaign launched recently by Maritime UK with the aim of encouraging women to join the industry.

She said: “I am extremely proud to win this award and I hope it sets a positive example for other women in the maritime industry. I have progressed my career into areas and roles never previously held by women, challenging the standards and leading by example; fully supported by Forth Ports. Along with the current industry campaigns like ‘Maritime and me’, there is now real momentum to deliver change and help inspire other women to excel and influence the development of the industry.”

Forth Ports
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