Lely UK NVQ Level 2 Technician Award won by Writtle College's Adam Hubberd

An award to honour the tragic death of turf maintenance apprentice Laurence Moody has been won by his close friend Adam Hubberd.

An award to honour the tragic death of 19-year-old Laurence Moody has been won by friend and fellow turf maintenance apprentice Adam Hubberd.

The Lely UK NVQ Level 2 Technician Award was set up in memory of Moody, who died in a car accident in November 2008.

Hubberd, who is 19 years old and from St Neots, is on apprenticeship at Lely as part of a City & Guilds NVQ Level 2 in service engineering at Writtle College in Chelmsford.

He was given the inaugural award in recognition as the best NVQ Level 2 student technician on the course.

The independent award is open to any turf or arboricultural company in the NVQ apprentice programme and the winner was selected by Lely training manager Ian Sumpter and Writtle lecturer Scott Clark.

They said Hubberd deserved the prize for his hard work and positive attitude in spite of his close friend's death.

Hubberd said: "I feel really privileged to win this award as Laurence was a very close friend of mine. I would like to thank Laurence's family for [presenting me with] the award, as well as Lely and my college for supporting me in my studies."


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