Mactaggart & Mickel’s Ed Monaghan named ‘director of the year’ at national awards

The CEO of housebuilder Mactaggart & Mickel has been named ‘director of the year’ by the Institute of Directors at a celebration of Scotland’s leading businesses.

Mactaggart & Mickel's Ed Monaghan named ‘director of the year’ at national awards

Ed Monaghan

Ed Monaghan won Director of the Year in the family business category at the Institute’s Scottish awards, which were held online last night. He was also shortlisted in the for Director of the Year in Glasgow and West of Scotland regional category.

In a year that saw almost 200 entries, 54 business leaders were shortlisted for last night’s awards. The success is testament to Ed’s leadership of the fourth-generation family-run company, which he joined as an apprentice more than 40 years ago.

“Scottish businesses have faced significant challenges over the last year, which we have all had to respond to,” said Ed.

“During these challenging times, Mactaggart & Mickel have retained its reputation for excellence and for doing things the right way.

“I have been humbled to lead our company through this period and am honoured to represent Scottish businesses on the UK stage.”

The award was given for the group’s performance and success during the three years leading up to April 2020.

During this time, the group has:

  • Invested in England, where it has a dedicated team and is actively building new homes
  • Become only the second UK housebuilder to earn Investors in People Platinum accreditation
  • Launched and rolled out a new brand, to unify the group’s communications approach and emphasise the group’s family heritage
  • Maintained a five-star rating for customer satisfaction by the Home Builders Federation for eight consecutive years.

Commenting on Ed’s award last night, IoD judges said: “Ed is at the helm of a substantial and long-established family business. While he is not a family member, he is pivotal to the continuation of the family’s values, which is usually a very difficult task.

“The business has a model set of governance arrangements and Ed is deeply involved in that. He also demonstrates significant experience and understanding of what is required to be at the helm of one of Scotland’s premier family businesses.”

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