R J Lavington Prize
Established in 1977 in memory of the General Secretary of the Institute from 1948 to 1970, the R J Lavington prize is awarded to IBMS member who achieves the highest mark across all disciplines in the IBMS Higher Specialist Diploma examinations in that year. He was said to have had exceptional ability and character and was described as having "the finest art of a secretary concealing notable efficiency behind a sunshine of consideration, kindness and infectious happiness".
The R J Lavington Prize of £500, medal and certificate is presented at the IBMS Annual General Meeting (AGM) every year. Prize winners are notified when the Higher Specialist Diploma results are released in November.
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