Trevor Tyrrell, senior vice president and CEO at Claas UK, has been presented with the 2021 Team Achievement Award at the IAgrE online ceremony on April 27.
The award was presented in recognition of successful teamwork and to demonstrate what can be achieved with collaboration.
Presenting the award IAgrE President Paul Hemingway said, “The award was made to Claas for their contribution to the industry both in terms of products offered and engagement in agricultural engineering.”
Charlie Nicklin, CEO of IAgrE commented: “Claas UK has fully engaged with agricultural engineering education in the UK, both with colleges and other organisations for teaching and demonstration purposes. They have supported graduate training for students at Harper Adams University with student placements in the UK and at the Claas headquarters in Germany.
On receiving the award Trevor Tyrrell said, “When Helmut Claas was asked about Claas’ secret of success, his answer was clear and unpretentious: “There is no secret, just good ideas and motivated people”.
“Those good ideas and motivated people have created a team in Claas UK who are striving to bring talented young people into our industry, and train them to the highest standards across a wide spectrum of disciplines. I am very proud to accept the IAgrE Team Award on behalf of the Claas UK team, who fully deserve it in recognition of the benefits that their work has brought to the agricultural engineering industry as a whole in the UK and Ireland.”
The staff at Claas UK have also been committed to service technician education through contribution to the Landbased Engineering Education and Training Committee LE-TEC.