THE school of computing, engineering and mathematics at the University of Brighton held its annual prizegiving.

The Amplicon Jim Hicks Memorial prize was presented by Amplicon CEO Gina Citroni to George Beattie, an outstanding student who has received a First Class BEng (Hons) in electrical and electronic engineering.

George said: “My final year project at university was highly challenging yet rewarding.

“It therefore gives me great pleasure to be awarded the prestigious Jim Hicks Memorial Prize.

“I am most grateful to Rolls-Royce Motor Cars for their continued support throughout the project and for providing me with the opportunity to prove myself with the most revered name in engineering.

“I feel immensely privileged to have found a career that I am truly passionate about with a company with such an extraordinary tradition of excellence.

“It is fantastic to see that Amplicon are actively supporting and recognising the success of future generations of engineers and this award inspires me to continue pushing myself to become a better engineer in the years to come.”

Amplicon, based in Brighton, is a global business with more than 40 years experience of manufacturing and distribution.

It provides the marketplace with a wide range of complex, connected computer-based measurement and automation systems.