Mactaggart & Mickel site manager named among UK’s best

A housebuilding site manager from Mactaggart & Mickel Homes Ltd has been recognised for building homes of the highest standard, beating around 15,000 others to be named as one of the UK’s Supreme Winners during the NHBC Pride in the Job Awards 2014 gala final.

Stuart Gillespie took the Medium Builder category title for the second year in a row, defending his 2013 title.

The three-time Supreme Award winner was victorious for managing the build of Greenan Views in Doonfoot, Ayr. Stuart began his career at Mactaggart & Mickel 24 years ago as an apprentice joiner, working his way up into site management.

The awards, run by NHBC (National House-Building Council), are dedicated to recognising site managers who oversee housing projects from start to finish. They have the greatest impact on driving up quality standards on site for the ultimate benefit of homeowners.

The winners of the competition’s five builder categories are the best site managers in the UK working on projects registered for warranty with NHBC, which covers around 80 percent of the new home insurance market. They received their awards at a black-tie event in Westminster, London, hosted by comedian John Bishop.

Announced alongside Stuart Gillespie were Rob Summers of Redrow Homes South Wales (Large), Damian Bates of Berkeley Homes (South East London) Ltd (Muli-storey), Derek Ratcliffe of Landex Living (Small) and Shaun Forrester of J J Lattimer (Single Home).

Mike Quinton, NHBC chief executive, said: “NHBC exists to drive up standards in new-build housing, and the Pride in the Job Awards have been an integral part of that mission for nearly 35 years. Site managers play a central part in the success of any project, but the benchmark for success rises each year. Our champions beat an incredible number of others to win the title, and can justifiably claim to be among the best in the business.”

The runners-up were:

  • Large - Simon Jones - BDW Homes Mercia – Woodthorne, Wergs Rd, Wolverhampton
  • Multi-storey - Andy Shaw - Taylor Wimpey Midlands - Diglis Water, Dock Rd, Worcester
  • Medium – Gregg Taylor - Morris Homes (North) Ltd - Edgewater Park, Warrington

  • Small – Alan Lynas - Porter & Co - Farriers Green, Hillsborough, Co. Down
  • Single Home – Indi Hothi - CISSH Property Group - 9 Rambler Lane, Slough

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