A GAS plumbing administrator from Beith has been shortlisted for a national award.

Lynne O’Rourke, from regeneration specialist, ENGIE, was nominated in the ASCP Women category in the Association of Safety and Compliance Professionals (ASCP) Awards.

Lynne was shortlisted for going the extra mile during Gas Safety Week. The 32-year-old developed a range of promotional material for ENGIE’s internal use and compliance, as well as specific promotional materials for a number of clients and supply chain partners. She implemented daily themes covering all aspects of safety and compliance while working hard to inspire the next generation of women operating in the sector.

Lynne said: “It’s amazing to be recognised for something you actually feel passionate about and just see as your day-to-day role. I understand it’s quite a laborious topic for a lot of people, but Gas Safety Week offered the perfect platform for me to be creative and ENGIE encourages you to think outside the box.

“Anything I can do to empower women in our industry is reward enough; but the fact I was put forward and now I might get national recognition is the icing on the cake.”

Brian Pettigrew, regional managing director for ENGIE’s Places and Communities division, added: “Lynne’s shortlisting is an outstanding personal achievement and we are incredibly proud that her talent and hard work is being recognised. She has been a determined, knowledgeable and passionate female voice in what is recognised as a traditional male workstream. Not only has she made her voice heard, she has added value to our day to day work where she consistently sets a great workplace example and continues to be a positive role model for females working or starting out in the sector. Health & Safety remains ENGIE’s number one workplace priority and Lynne deserves recognition for going the extra mile during the annual Gas Safety Week.”

The awards are on Wednesday, April 24 in Newport. Visit www.safetyandcomplianceconference.com/awards for more details.