15th Anniversary Dinner
On the 4th February 2009 we held the 15th anniversary dinner at Tankersley Manor.
The 15th Anniversary dinner was attended by nearly 80 members and supporters of NATL as well as the current President of A.S.N.T. Jocelyn Langois, pictured here with the Chairman of NATL Section Mark Ormrod. Also attending was the President of ICNDT, Mike Farley and both outgoing and incoming Presidents of BINDT, Roger Lyons and George Georgiou.
To have all the above attend was magnificent, but special thanks must go to Jocelyn, to devote the time and effort involved in traveling the huge distance to be with our section on this night was amazing, this showed the strength of friendship our section has with A.S.N.T.
Jocelyn also agreed to deliver a presentation the following day at our conference.
The evening was a great success and on the night, we presented two special achievement awards to Tim Armett from Lavender International and Dave Betts of Argyll Ruane. These two gentlemen have probably had a major influence in the careers of most NDT engineers in the British sector, delivering NDT courses and examination for over 20yrs and two finer gentleman you will not meet.
We rounded off with conversations lasting well into the night as friendships were reaffirmed.
The following day our conference took place with a packed agenda and some fine speakers taking to the floor.
The life time achievement award was presented to somebody who currently holds 12 A.S.N.T NDT level 3 certificates and 14 P.C.N. certificates 10 at level. Of course it was not one singular person, but two people who have each been in the industry for over twenty years and one is the current Regional director.
Born on the wrong side of the Pennines and ardent Sheffield Wednesday fans the life time achievement award was presented to David and Ian Griffin.
All this has been achieved by a group of volunteers who carry out their tasks for no financial reward, sometimes I think we lose sight of what we give and it becomes an expectation. The above shows how strong we are as an organisation and it can only grow and become stronger and I would personally like to thank everyone involved for all their efforts over the last two years.
NATL Section Chairman