Pride in the Job success for Mactaggart & Mickel site managers

A Mactaggart & Mickel site manager from Ayr has been named Supreme Award runner-up in the UK finals of NHBC Pride in the Job Awards.

Stuart Gillespie scooped the runner-up title in the Medium Builder category for his exceptional management of the Greenan Views development in Ayr. Stuart has worked for the same company for 28 years and has been regularly winning NHBC Pride in the Job awards over the past 12 years.

Pride in the Job success for Mactaggart & Mickel site managers

(from left) Paddy McGuinness, Stuart Gillespie and NHBC CEO Steve Wood

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.

Having won his way through three previous stages of the awards in 2018, Stuart was announced as the Supreme Award runner-up at a black-tie event held at the Hilton Metropole in London on Friday night hosted by television personality Paddy McGuinness. After the ceremony, the 650 guests from across the house-building industry celebrated to the sounds of live band Icons & Anthems.

Garry Henderson, Stuart’s colleague at Mactaggart & Mickel, also made it to the finals for his Milverton Grange development in Giffnock. Garry won the Scottish title in the ‘Multi-storey’ category in October last year and it was the first Pride in the Job award won in this category for the Glasgow-headquartered housebuilder.

Mactaggart & Mickel chief executive, Ed Monaghan, said: “My warmest congratulations to Stuart for his runner-up award and to Garry for getting this far and reaching the finals, both have deservedly been recognised in 2018 for their exceptional leadership and quality of work at Greenan Views in Ayr and Milverton Grange in Giffnock.

“As a company we’re known for the superior quality of our homes, which is only possible due to the hard work of our site teams at every development. Alongside this achievement I would like to also pay tribute to our other site manager who was also recognised by the 2018 NHBC Pride in the Job Awards - Martyn Anderson, who was shortlisted for a regional award for Castle Grove at Newton Mearns.”

Steve Wood, NHBC chief executive, said: “NHBC created ‘Pride in the Job’ almost 40 years ago with a clear vision of promoting and driving the very highest standards in new home building for the UK’s homeowners. Now, in 2019, this vision remains as strong as ever and is very much at the heart of the competition and at the centre of everything NHBC does.

“The site manager’s job is a very important one and undoubtedly one of the toughest and challenging in the entire industry. Congratulations to Stuart, this accolade is thoroughly deserved.”

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