Alexander wins prestigious title

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Donaghcloney man Alexander Campbell has been named by Industry Training Services (ITS) as one of the winners of Northern Ireland’s Plant Operator of the Year competition.

ITS launched the search to find the best operators of excavator and telehandlers from across Northern Ireland. After negotiating a round of heats, twelve finalists took to ITS’ specially designed course on its 10-acre site to take part in a series of timed challenges on their category of choice, 360 Excavator or telehandler for which £500 prize money was up for grabs on each machine,

Alexander (25), a bricklayer by trade who works for Colin Campbell Contracts in Dromore, was the overall winner of the tele handler category for the second year running having won last year’s Plant Operator of the Year competition.

Over the past few years Alexander has completed plant operator training with ITS upgrading his skillset for work he completes on site.

“I am thrilled to be the overall winner in this category for the second year running,” said Alexander. “ITS set the bar even higher this year and the course was very challenging. I thoroughly enjoyed it. £500 cash so close to Christmas is also a great boost.”

ITS Managing Director Brendan Crealey said: “Well done to all who took part in this competition.”