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Four Pembrokeshire students awarded Port scholarships

09/12/2020

Four Pembrokeshire students have been successful in securing scholarships from the Port of Milford Haven under its prestigious Scholarship Scheme.

Launched in 2003, the Port has already supported over 70 students through a financial award and work experience.

This year Ella Staden-Coats from Treffgarne, Joshua Price from St Davids, Menna John from Maenclochog and Sam Morris from Dale all impressed the panel with their academic and personal achievements, as well as their ambitions for the future.

Ella is studying English Literature with Writing at the University of the West of England in Bristol, Joshua is at Lancaster University studying Medicine and Surgery, Menna is on a Geography degree at the University of Liverpool and Sam is at the University of Bath studying Economics. They will all receive £1,500 and be invited to the Port for a work placement next year.

Sitting on the panel was Chairman of the Port, Chris Martin; Maxine Thomas, Designated Senior Lead for Safeguarding and Learner Wellbeing at Pembrokeshire College and Headteacher of Haverfordwest High VC School Jane Harries. Chris was once again impressed with the standard of applications, commenting “It was a privilege to speak to so many talented young people from Pembrokeshire, they are a credit to themselves and their families. I have no doubt they will all excel at university and into the future when they pursue their career aspirations. We hope the scholarships from the Port will assist them, not only financially, but through the valuable experience and skills they will gain from the work placements.”

Photo caption: The scholarship panel met to virtually interview candidates. Pictured (l-r) are Maxine Thomas from Pembrokeshire College, Chairman of the Port Chris Martin and Headteacher of Haverfordwest High VC School Jane Harries.

 

Notes to Editors

Port of Milford Haven

The Port of Milford Haven is the UK’s top energy port and Wales’ busiest port handling around 20% of Britain’s seaborne trade in oil and gas. It is widely recognised in the industry as the energy capital of the UK.

The Port, along with the cluster of energy-related businesses along the Waterway, is a key driver of economic activity in Pembrokeshire, attracting inward investment and supporting over 4,000 jobs.

The Port of Milford Haven also owns and operates Pembroke Port and Milford Dock. Activities such as cargo handling, ferry operations, fish landing and cruise calls as well as a first class marina are spread across these two sites.

One of the most prominent on the West Coast, the Port is in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, the only Coastal National Park in Great Britain. It is marked as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and has many areas designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

The Port of Milford Haven is a trust port – an independent, commercially run organisation that has statutory responsibilities governed by its Acts, to maintain and improve navigation and the provision of Port and Harbour services and facilities. Additionally, the Port provides significant financial and in-kind support to a wide variety of local causes. All profits are retained within the business to fund these objectives.

For further information, visit www.mhpa.co.uk or contact:

Anna Malloy

Port of Milford Haven

01646 696100

anna.malloy@mhpa.co.uk

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