The honour is fitting recognition for Susan’s work that is helping to reshape how young people are introduced to the skills needed for a career in engineering.

Commenting on the announcement, Scurlock said: “I’m absolutely thrilled! We’ve been on an incredible journey to this point and in the past year alone we have directly engaged nearly 60,000 children and more than 2,000 teachers. Despite our rapid progress, we feel that we are very much at the start of what we can achieve, and our new Institution of Primary Engineers and Institution of Secondary Engineers have the potential to become game changers. To be awarded an MBE is a fabulous personal honour and I’d like to thank the hard work and talents of my team and so many professional associates who share my belief in the benefits of engineering skills for children and the future workforce.”

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