Ellice is tops at her job

Surveying success: Ellice Ord is the North Easts most promising trainee quantity surveyor, awards judges have agreed.
Surveying success: Ellice Ord is the North Easts most promising trainee quantity surveyor, awards judges have agreed.

Ponteland’s Ellice Ord is the North East’s most promising trainee quantity surveyor, a major employers’ organisation says.

The 23-year-old won the title in this year’s annual trainee awards, presented by the Civil Engineering Contractors’ Association (North East).

Ellice, who works for Sir Robert McAlpine, says: “I’d think it fantastic if a lot more females were working in what, for me, is an exciting industry.”

A sponsored graduate in quantity surveying from Loughborough University in 2014, Ellice has helped remodel a major commercial building in Newcastle.