Voted by members of the CRA, Peter’s award was presented at the House of Commons by Chairman Jack Perry of EPMS and hosted by past chairman Tony Hansard of Weber Saint Goban.
In his presentation speech Tony Hansard reflected on Peter’s many achievements, working on the first concrete repair project in the country at the Royal Naval Docks, Devonport, being an active member in the UK Slip Resistance Group and Chairing the Specialist car park decking group within the The Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association.
“highly respected and known throughout the industry, there is no more worthy winner of this award than Peter Cowlard..”
Tony Hansard – Past Chairman, CRA
Peter is in esteem company, where this award has been presented to highly influencial figures within the industry. Peter also received a surprise birthday gift from the staff of Makers to commemorate his 65th birthday, this was presented by Simon Lamb Managing Director of Makers.
“..we are absolutely delighted for Peter, to a man he received a standing ovation, like me he was obviously very surprised and shocked, it was a very emotional moment for him and those of us who know Peter, I’m sure he will treasure ..”
Simon Lamb – Managing Director
In his acceptance speech Peter paid tribute to Kevin Coulman whom he had known personally and thanked those many people he had met over his time in the industry. He was shocked and deeply honoured to receive the award before being rescued by Audrey his wife who was in attendance.
Mark Moran Chief Editor of Parking Review added, ” I hadn’t expected the depth of feeling and emotion towards Peter, I have known him a long time and and delighted for him and his achievements.