Tucker gave a witty and informative talk on his company's role in delivering the Bow East logistics centre, one of the largest in Europe. Once operational, it will carry 9,000 tonnes of material a day for the construction of the London 2012 Olympic park and village. The talk provided practical transferrable lessons on partnership working and the need for a flexible hands-on approach.
The CPD element was followed by an opportunity to network over a buffet and drinks. The evening was topped off with a Nintendo Wii tournament. East Midlands young planners representative Victoria Bankes Price commented: "There is nothing like a bit of boxing and tennis on the big screen to ensure group bonding." However, she added: "It is a relief that hand-eye co-ordination is not part of the assessment of professional competence."
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