AMECs Andy Ewens is awarded the Freedom of the City of London


London, United Kingdom, (22 May 2014) - AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, is pleased to announce that Andy Ewens, Director of Operations, has been made a Freeman of the City of London.

Andy, one of AMEC's most senior professional engineers, received the historic title for his work in the Territorial Army's (TA) Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) reserve corps with whom he has served for over 25 years. He rose to the rank of colonel and head of the TA's REME, which has close connections with the Worshipful Company of Turners, one of the City of London's ancient Livery Companies, through which the title is bestowed.

Established in 1295 as the Guild of Turners, to promote the art of wood turning, the Company continues to promote this skill through sponsorship and other charitable works as well as fostering links in other technical fields. The relationship between the Turners and REME dates back to the early days of REME, during World War II. The Turners encouraged engineering and trade skills in REME, primarily through sponsorship of various competitions. It is Andy's long-term work in helping organise these competitions that has led to the award of the title of Freeman of the City. This will result, subject to approval from the Company Court, in Andy also becoming a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Turners.

On receiving his title Andy said: "I'm immensely proud to receive this recognition and of my association with REME and the Worshipful Company of Turners. Through my work with these organisations and my role in AMEC, I know how important engineering skills are in shaping our modern world. I am sure this distinguished title will give me the opportunity to promote engineering, highlighting that it is a rewarding career choice and a force for good."

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