‘Pernickety’ site manager does Scotland proud … again!

‘Pernickety’ site manager does Scotland proud … again!

A Perth site manager has exceeded his hat-trick record after once again achieving national success at a prestigious housebuilding awards ceremony.

Alan Robertson of Perth-based Stephen has again become one of just five Regional Award winners in the NHBC Pride in the Job awards (Small Builder category) as well as winning a Seal of Excellence, one of only ten awarded in Scotland.

The awards were presented by Neil Jefferson, NHBC’s Business Development Director, joined by Malcolm MacLeod, regional director for Scotland at a ceremony in Glasgow on Friday 3 October 2014.

Alan will now go forwards to contest the national Supreme Winner title in his category at the Gala Final in London in January 2015.

In each of the last three years, Alan has not only collected a Pride in the Job award and a Seal of Excellence, but also a National award in the Small Builder Category. But, despite his growing collection of awards, Alan believes that the success of the Scone site is down to a number of wider factors.

Alan (pictured) said: “Having been established for almost 80 years, Stephen is a trusted and recognised family firm with a strong local and national reputation for quality housebuilding, but that reputation doesn’t come easily and is literally built on decades of hard graft. My personal success is really a reflection of that, and of the ethos on which the company operates and which I have instilled in my team of around 30 staff, from bricklayers and joiners to electricians and plumbers. Some say I’m pernickety but it’s that attention which leads to the quality end result, the homes our clients chose to buy and ultimately spend their lives in.”

Congratulating Alan, John Stephen, Managing Director of Stephen said: “To have received this latest recognition is a tremendous achievement for both Alan himself and the firm as a whole. We are exceptionally proud of Alan and are delighted that his continued dedication and steadfast commitment have once again been recognised on a national stage. Balgarvie is one of our most successful developments and the attention to detail that Alan and his team pay to all elements of their work are evident for all to see.”

The Balgarvie development has proved to be a winner with buyers over recent years due to the consistently high quality finish of its homes, together with its prime location. The site comprises a mixed housing development, ranging from two-bedroom bungalows to five-bedroom family houses. Meanwhile, sitting on the edge of the Balgarvie development is a collection of contemporary two-bedroom apartments which are proving extremely popular.

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