Image forThe John Percival Leadership Award - Winner Announced - PAUL JONES

We were very proud to once again announce the winner of this year’s John Percival Leadership Award at the 2017 Monaco Yacht Show.

Paul Jones was the worthy winner following his nomination by ex-colleague, Christian Greenwood, who began working with Paul from 2011. Here’s what Christian had to say:

“Paul is an ex-fisherman, so had an old school method about doing things, but they were always done with safety being the priority. He would figure things out on the spot better than anyone I have ever worked with. I had the pleasure of working with him on many trips and I could see how he had developed into who I'd class as the best Master I would ever have the chance to work for. He would spend as much time needed to go through things with the crew to make sure they knew what was happening or was going to happen. I think I learned more with him than anyone else I worked with. For me, there is no greater leader. As far as I am aware, he has moved on from being a Master to becoming a Superintendent and even though I no longer work for that company, I know Paul will be looking after the boys.”

(Pictured above) Paul proudly posing following the good news.

Once again, this year we received some very strong entries for this prestigious award and would like to thank all of those people who invested time in making a nomination, and recognising the hard work of their fellow crew.

Captain John Percival was an ambassador for on-board training and encouraging investment in a yacht's crew.
JPMA, the yacht training centre he founded, aims to promote high standards in all levels of crew, in all departments, inspiring students to return to their vessel emboldened and ready to nurture junior crew. 
In his memory, the John Percival Leadership Award was created, to reward crew members, at all levels, who personify that ideal. The award is now in its fourth year.


Rosalind Whiteley

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