Scotland site managers awarded for house building excellence

(from left) Neil Jefferson (NHBC chief operating officer); Stuart Gillespie; Garry Henderson; Ian Welsh and Malcolm MacLeod (NHBC director Scotland)

Three house building site managers were crowned winners in the Scotland finals of the NHBC Pride in the Job Awards 2018 at a ceremony held at The Hilton Glasgow last week.

Now in their 38th year, the awards recognise and reward a site manager’s dedication to achieving the highest standards in house building, and their commitment to building homes of outstanding quality.

Ian Welsh from CALA Homes (East) Limited was named Large Builder category winner for the Mayburn Park development in Straiton, Loanhead.

Commenting on what he enjoys most about his job, Ian said: “I love working and driving my site team to achieve the consistent level of quality we have achieved resulting in our second Pride in the Job award for Mayburn Park.”

And it was a double celebration for Mactaggart & Mickel Homes Ltd as Stuart Gillespie won the Medium Builder category for the Greenan Views development in Ayr while Garry Henderson was crowned the Multi-Storey category winner for the Milverton Grange apartments in Giffnock.

Garry Henderson

Stuart is no stranger to winning NHBC Pride in the Job awards having previously claimed the Supreme Winner title four times and has been awarded runner-up on a further two occasions.

Starting his career as an electrician before moving into site management, this is Garry’s first Regional Award which he adds to the five Quality Awards he has won previously.

Ed Monaghan, managing director of Mactaggart & Mickel Homes, said: “This is the first time that we have scooped two awards at this level of the competition, which is a tremendous achievement.

“Both Stuart and Garry are an absolute credit to Mactaggart & Mickel Homes and exemplify a commitment to quality that results in superbly built homes.

“I would like to pay tribute to all three site managers, including Martyn Anderson, who was shortlisted for Castle Grove at Newton Mearns.”

A further nine site managers across Scotland were awarded with a Seal of Excellence at the ceremony having gained a Quality Award in the first round of the competition in June:

  • Stuart Gillespie

    Fred Anderson from CALA Homes (North) Limited for Grandholme, Aberdeen

  • Allan Barclay from Barratt North Scotland for Westburn Gardens, Aberdeen
  • Ian Bruce H & H Properties (UK) Limited for Waterfront Apartments, Dundee
  • Calum Punton from Miller Homes Scotland Limited for Regents Gate, Crossgates
  • Peter Lawrie from Barratt East Scotland for The Heathers, Dunfermline
  • David McClure from Taylor Wimpey West Scotland for Castle Gardens, Crookston
  • Zander Sutherland from Tulloch Homes Ltd for Broomhill Farm, Muir Of Ord
  • Colin Graham from Barratt East Scotland for Greenacres, Niddrie, Edinburgh
  • George Carty from Bellway Homes Limited Scotland for Manor Park, Cumbernauld
  • Commenting on all the winners, NHBC director Scotland, Malcolm MacLeod, said: “To reach this level of the competition means without question you are at the very top of the house-building industry. The winning site managers are all building homes to an exceptional standard and are worthy winners.

    “At NHBC we believe that recognising the outstanding workmanship of the best UK site managers plays an important role in raising the quality of homes for the benefit of the people who will live in them.”

    The Scotland winners will now go on to compete for the ultimate title in house building, Supreme Award Winners, to be unveiled at a gala ceremony in January 2019.

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