18 Feb James Named One of Cornwall’s 30 Under 30
Project Manager, James Griffin has been highlighted as one of Cornwall’s 30 Under 30 – a celebration of the county’s brightest young talent and influencers of the future.
Business Cornwall Magazine in conjunction with Cornwall Chamber and The Hub, recently compiled the list of young business people, from a range of diverse backgrounds and sectors, who stand out for their achievements to date.
James’ first taste of construction came from working abroad as a labourer and trades supervisor and from this experience, he knew that construction was his calling.
James joined WWA in 2016 as an Assistant Project Manager, following completion of his undergraduate degree in Construction Management. Over the last 3 years he has proceeded to take on more responsibility, working across a diverse range of challenging projects for the private and public sectors.
James is leading on key projects for WWA, managing multi-disciplinary teams and ensuring that projects deliver successful outcomes. He is currently working on schemes including a skate park, hostel refurbishment, new build commercial offices and flooding/sea defence infrastructure works.
James has also recently become a committee member of the Constructing Excellence, Generation for Change network and organised the Cornwall Launch event. This group creates a valuable network for young people working in construction.
James Griffin said: “I am thrilled to be named one of Cornwall’s 30 Under 30. It’s fantastic that the construction industry is being recognised within these awards as it is so important to the Cornish economy. I’m thankful that WWA has been so supportive of me in my career to date, which has enabled me to develop my skills in such a great environment”.
Kate Mills, Partner said: “We are really proud of James! He is a fantastic role model for young people embarking on a career in construction. He communicates his knowledge and passion for the industry to inspire the next generation, in both the trades and professional services”.
Jonathan Sharp, Truro Office Lead, said: “James’ dedication and enthusiasm for the role combined with his desire to enhance his broader skill set has, recently earned him promotion to Project Manager. We are excited to see James progress his career with us in Cornwall”.
To read James’ Career Story, click here.