John Percival Memorial Award 2021: Winner announced!

The Workboat Association is proud to announce that Scarlett Barnett-Smith of the Port of London Authority / SeaRegs Training has won the 2021 John Percival Memorial Award.


The Award was announced by John’s daughter Anna Percival-Harris during a surprise ‘hybrid’ presentation ceremony held at the PLA’s Headquarters alongside the River Thames, four candidates from around the UK were nominated to win the 2021 Award for the ‘Best Industry Trainee’ of which Scarlett was chosen by the selection committee.

Anna Percival-Harris said “The John Percival Award selection committee decided that Scarlett Barnett-Smith shall receive the ‘2021 John Percival Memorial Award for Best Industry Trainee’ based on her high level of dedication, not only within her training and daily function but also via extracurricular activities. Scarlet we want to recognise you for your efforts to encourage apprenticeships in the maritime sector and also to promote women in maritime, as well as being a ‘superb’ student. Scarlett’s eagerness to achieve and to encourage others made her stand out against other nominees for the award, all of whom we are very proud to have working and training within our industry”.

Learn more about the John Percival Memorial Award here:

Scarlett was nominated for her hard work and  development whilst completing her Boat Masters License Apprenticeship, by her training provider SeaRegs Training and referenced by her employer Port of London Authority.

Pictured L-R: Winner, Scarlett Barnett-Smith holding the John Percival Memorial Award 2021                                                                                                         –  Rachel de Bont (PLA), Scarlett and Simon and Vicky Jinks (SeaRegs Training)




John Percival Memorial Award 2021: Winner announced!