Marshall Skills Academy Learning Facilitator Robin Lipscombe has been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the King’s Birthday 2023 Honours List, published by the London Gazette on July 17th.
The MBE recognises an outstanding achievement or service to the community which has had a long-term, significant impact.
Robin’s contribution to the development of the next generation of aerospace engineers over several decades cannot be overstated. His service to the industry, as well as to Marshall, has enabled thousands of apprentices to start their careers with a strong foundation of engineering skills and experience.
Robin first joined Marshall as an apprentice in 1971. Following his time as a production planner helping to build full-size prototype vehicle bodies, he joined the training centre to help deliver the renowned Marshall apprenticeship programme.
Robin’s time as a learning facilitator has brought him incredible opportunities to help others develop their engineering skills, with many of the apprentices he has trained going on to become respected, award-winning leaders in the global aerospace industry.
Marshall Skills Academy General Manager Dan Edwards comments: “Robin has made an extraordinary contribution to the Marshall business over 52 years during which time he has trained more than 12,000 people including apprentices who have gone on enjoy long and successful careers in automotive, aviation, technology and general engineering.
“We are delighted that his tireless dedication to helping his learners to fulfil their true potential has been recognised with this very well-deserved honour.”
Robin also received the 2022 Apprentice Manager/Mentor Award from Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council.
Previous articles on Robin and Marshall Skills Academy’s Apprentice Workshop:
Where are you now? - Robin Lipscombe (February 11th, 2022)
Marshall Learning Facilitator Receives Prestigious Award (March 24th, 2022)
Marshall Skills Academy’s apprentices bid fond farewell to workshop ahead of move to new site (March 30th, 2023)