Gratnells, world leaders in innovative storage solutions and maker of the iconic Gratnells tray, has further expanded its commitment to education and the development of future STEM professionals by supporting three members of its staff to become STEM Ambassadors.
Emily Byham, Dr Katherine Forsey and Amy Collins are now fully qualified STEM Ambassadors and will lead Gratnells work to inspire, encourage and support young people in STEM subjects and exemplify the value of STEM skills in life and careers. The all-female team also epitomises Gratnells support for women in STEM.
Asked how they felt about their achievements, Dr Katherine Forsey – a Gratnells Learning Rooms and STEM Consultant – said, “I am proud to work with Gratnells to share my own STEM experience with students, teachers and technicians across the UK and beyond, helping to build the students STEM Capital and sharing my own enthusiasm for the subjects.”
Emily Byham, Marketing Co-ordinator, added “I am thrilled to be working alongside Katherine, delivering STEM based activities to students, teachers and technicians around the country. In my four years at Gratnells, I have seen the STEM movement flourish and I feel lucky to be a part of such an important and inspiring cause.”
Summing up her achievement, Amy Collins, Digital Marketing Executive, commented, “I’m excited to explore what it means to be a STEM Ambassador in a digital role and to share different career ideas with students beyond the roles they may expect. I’m proud to be on this journey with Emily and Katherine, I look forward to creating more STEM activities and sharing them with the next generation of STEM professionals.”
Richard Picking, International Marketing Director, reflected on the achievements of his team. “STEM provision and supporting STEM activities within school is central to many of our activities at Gratnells, so we are delighted to have members of our team appointed as STEM ambassadors as this will greatly boost our provision.
"We believe the opportunities provided by good STEM programmes are essential to inspire and encourage the young engineers and scientists of tomorrow and provide fulfilling and rewarding careers for today’s learners. Our commitment to STEM activity will continue to grow, and our ambassadors will be fully involved with both developing and delivering this content.”