Finalists announced – Outstanding Leader Award 2020


We are delighted to announce that judging has commenced for the CATCH Awards, sponsored by E3 Recruitment. The Awards will be presented at the CATCH Annual Awards Dinner on the 24th September 2020.

Our next finalists to be announced are for the prestigious Outstanding Leader Award, this award celebrates those who are making a real difference to the people within your business.

Our first finalist is Richard Cahill, of PX Limited. Richard, started PX as an apprentice, he won the CATCH apprentice of the year award and has actively championed apprenticeships throughout his career. He was recently promoted to the new Saltend Chemical park, and successfully led and trained the site team to implement PX safe systems of work, plus assisted the corporate SHE team to deliver the safe implementation of the Permit to work system all whilst familiarising himself with new hazards, process characteristics and parameters of the new site. The above has now resulted in another promotion to Shift Site Manager.

Next is Bob Padley, North Lindsey College. Bob was nominated, no less than 4 times. His team members describe bob as dedicated and someone who always takes the time to listen and to advise, not only to his team but also to the learners. The quality of the provision and all team members working together is very important to Bob. He praises each success and leads by example always. He is an advocate of empowering his team and his team all value his input and enjoy the atmosphere he creates. All this helps to contribute to his vision of becoming the best engineering training provider in the region.

Lastly, is Paul Frankland, Falck Fire Services. Paul has worked his way up from an apprentice though to holding senior leadership roles throughout industry. Paul door is always open and is always 100% honest. He gives you confidence, working with Paul you feel more capable, smarter and part of the team. He led the divestment of the Sembcorp Emergency response business in 2014, which saw 109 people transfer to Falck, his professionalism ensured the retention of local clients. His passion for people and business means that the company now employs over 400 people locally to the sites we support. Paul has steered the business though many ups and downs in the 20 year period and not having made any redundancies in that 20 year period is a testimony to his leadership. Paul often says “I judge people by deciding if I would want them in my life boat” – we all would be in that boat as long as he was steering it.

Katie Hedges, Head of Membership Services said “This year we have received record entries for this category – with many worthy winners. Our judges remarked how many leaders are displaying behaviours that are inclusive, positive and many are leading by example to ensure their business and people are successful. Good luck to our three finalists, and we look forward to presenting the award on the 24th September”.

Keep an eye out for further announcements and if you would like further information in regard to the CATCH Annual Dinner, please contact Lisa Buck –


Lisa Buck


Head Office

Redwood Park Estate
DN41 8TH
Company no. 03837010



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