Mylor’s Bekx is UK’s Best in marine electronics awards
A formidable 100% pass rate in her exams has projected a young Mylor Yacht Harbour electrical assistant into the top slot as the UK’s “Newly Certificated Electronics Technician of the Year 2018”.
The award, run by the British Marine Electrical & Electronics Association (BMEEA) was presented to Rebekah (Bekx) Hancock in recognition of a stellar achievement in her chosen career.
Twenty seven year old Bekx has been training and working with the world-class experts of Mylor’s Marine Team for the past eighteen months, having originally studied and trained as an Outdoor Education Instructor.
She was taken to the BMEEA Annual Conference by her marine electrical department colleagues who managed to keep from her the fact that she was in line for a top award.
“Winning was a complete surprise – and it has totally taken me aback as it’s hard to compare my progress to anyone on a similar path to mine,” she says. “I try my best and have found a real interest in this line of work and this seems to have paid off.
“It reflects the dedication and hard work I have put into a dramatic career change in the past year and half and also the amazing support I have had from the Mylor Yacht Harbour team who have believed in me and have given me all the knowledge and help to get me to this position.”
This particular BMEEA award was sponsored by Raymarine, one of the world’s foremost marine electronics firms, for whom Mylor Yacht Harbour is a certified service and sales dealer for their state-of-the-art navigation and communication systems.
Mylor has long prided itself on nurturing new talent within its Marine Team of master craftsmen and technicians who have the expertise to match any vessel – ancient or modern – from re-building or restoring classic yachts to the complete refurbishment and repowering of Cornish fishing boats and other high tech water craft.
MYH Managing Director Neil Salter says, “I’m delighted that Bekx has won this award which is a testament to the effort she has put in to gain her skills and integrate herself as a valuable member of the Electronics Engineering Team at Mylor Yacht Harbour. We are very proud of her and what she has achieved. ”