Mactaggart & Mickel Homes site manager Stuart Gillespie collected his 20th NHBC Pride in the Job award as he received the Seal of Excellence and scooped the Regional Award in the Medium Housebuilder category at this year’s Pride in the Job awards.
Known as the ‘oscars’ of the housebuilding industry, the Pride in the Job Awards, which took place earlier this month at the Glasgow Hilton Hotel, recognise exemplary commitment to building new homes of outstanding quality – something which Stuart has a great deal of experience in.
Stuart took home the award for his work on the Greenan Views development in Doonfoot, South Ayrshire. The development comprises a total of 97 homes in two phases; the most recent phase, “The Design Collection” offers a brand new range of detached and semi-detached house styles.
Stuart and his site team at Greenan Views were rigorously assessed by NHBC judges and scored on a variety of aspects including the quality of build as well as the overall organisation and management of the site.
Commenting on his win, Stuart said: “It’s great to get recognition from our industry peers for the effort put in on site every day. I work with a brilliant team, every one of whom is committed to producing work of the highest quality. We strive to improve our performance each year and it’s gratifying to have our hard work rewarded in this way.”
Ed Monaghan, chief executive of Mactaggart & Mickel Group, said: “These awards are testament to the fantastic work carried out by Stuart and his team. As a company we are renowned for the quality of our homes and this would not be possible without the hard work of our site teams at every development.
“The fact that this marks Stuart’s 20th career award highlights his exemplary leadership in ensuring these standards are maintained.”
Stuart will now attend the NHBC Supreme Awards Lunch in London in January 2015 to compete against other regional winners from across the country.
Since joining Mactaggart & Mickel Homes as an apprentice joiner 24 years ago, Stuart has worked his way up through the ranks to site manager showing a real commitment to the company.