We are delighted to announce that our very own Bex Yearworth has been named as ‘Technician of the Year’ in a prestigious awards ceremony in Germany.
Huge congratulations to Bex who receiving the 2022 Technician of the Year award, from award sponsors ALGEOS & BAPO Prosthetists and Orthotists at the OTWorld International Trade Show & World Congress in Leipzig, Germany last week.
Bex is the first ever female winner of the award and we are all very proud of her achievement.
The panel had a really difficult decision on their hands when they had to choose just 3 winners from all the outstanding nominations received for the award. There were more than 30 nominations this year which is a record.
1st Place – Bex Yearworth, Pace Rehabilitation
Bex received a number of individual nominations which provided glowing testimonials. Bex is a well deserved winner of the Tech of the year award for not only her enthusiasm and passion to promote the O&P industry but also the charitable work and day to day support of patients and the team at her employer, Pace Rehab. As our first female winner of the Algeos BAPO Technician of the year award, we think Bex thoroughly deserved to be the winner.
One of Bex’s colleagues mentioned: ‘In a male dominated industry, Bex smashes the glass ceiling for women. She has developed the process to produce glow in the dark sockets. Her general enthusiasm, and her appetite to learn and develop is terrific to witness’.
Another colleague said: ‘Bex regularly volunteers her time to a charity called legs4africa, she has also started an Instagram account where she’s always active and raising awareness to the industry. Her goal was to be the best female technician and she sets a high bar for any one to beat, male or female.’
2nd Place – Simon Barnett, Crispin Orthotics
Simon’s nomination was a glowing testament to his work at Crispin. In particular the collaboration and support between the technical, clinical teams and patients. Well Done Simon!
3rd Place – Justin Martin, BlatchfordSheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Justin was nominated for his can do attitude and approach to work, particularly during Covid-19 restrictions and his positive impact on the morale of the O&P team at Northern General Hospital in Sheffield.
Speaking today, Bex Yearworth, said:
This has really rounded off the craziest two years of my life. Two years ago I was donning PPE and working on a covid ICU ward, an experience that spurred me to make many changes in my life and now I’m Technician of the Year. Thanks to Pace Rehabilitation for the nomination and to all those who have helped me on my way to being a prosthetic technician. I feel truly lucky to get to do this job everyday!
You can check out Bex’s popular Instagram page here.
ALGEOS sponsored the BAPO Prosthetists and Orthotists technician of the year award because they feel it is important to award colleagues in the O&P community that go the extra mile, and to let the industry know about the superb technicians we have and how much of an impact they have on their patients’ lives every single day.
Even though the BAPO 2022 annual conference was cancelled this weekend, we feel it is still important to present the winners of this award with their prizes and to give them the recognition they deserve for their hard work, effort and achievements particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic during the past couple of the years.