John Penman receives Alan Russell Award from Fife Chamber

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Fife Chamber of Commerce has announced that John Penman, Managing Director of Fife Fabrications, is the recipient of the 2019 Alan Russell Award to recognise his work for young people in Fife.   

The Alan Russell Award was created by the Chamber in honour of its former Chief Executive Alan Russell, and it is presented annually to an individual that the Chamber’s Board believes has made an outstanding contribution to Fife.

Responding to his award, John said: “It is such an honour to receive this award, not only personally but for all the colleagues I work with at FiFab, and the many other people who are so committed to ensuring young people have as many opportunities as possible no matter wherever they live in Fife.”

Commenting on this year’s winner, Fife Chamber of Commerce President Brian Horisk said: “John was the unanimous choice of the Board because of his long history of passionate support for young people in Fife.  He has been at the forefront of the campaign to encourage local businesses to provide work experience and work placement opportunities to help more of the Kingdom’s young people realise their true potential and get better job and career opportunities.   

“He has always led by example, giving freely of his own time despite the many demands placed on him by his ‘day job’ in one of Fife’s most successful manufacturing companies and his ‘role’ as a devoted husband and father.    Whenever he asks someone to support Developing Young Workforce, he can do so with his head held high because he is only asking them to do what he does day-in and day-out.  He is an example to all of us and a very worthy recipient of this Award.”