Senior site manager scoops twelfth NHBC regional award

Stuart Gillespie

HOUSEBUILDER Mactaggart & Mickel is celebrating after senior site manager Stuart Gillespie won a top industry award for the twelfth time.

Stuart, senior site manager at the firm’s Greenan Views development in Doonfoot, Ayrshire, was honoured in the National House Building Council (NHBC) Pride in the Job regional awards.

He was named regional winner for the medium builder category, taking his overall tally to 12 NHBC Scottish regional awards.

Stuart, who lives in Wishaw, paid credit to his fellow construction professionals at the Greenan Views site, where they have been working against a backdrop of restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“It’s a terrific honour to be singled out for praise by the National House Building Council and I’m really proud to have my work recognised for the twelfth time with such a prestigious accolade,” Stuart said. “But I have to dedicate my Pride in the Job Award to my colleagues who deserve immense credit for rising to all the challenges that have come our way thick and fast due to Covid-19 over the last year.

“We have all pulled together to overcome a range of obstacles to build new homes that not only we can be proud of but also that Mactaggart & Mickel customers can be proud to call home.”

Stuart joined Mactaggart & Mickel as an apprentice joiner more than 30 years ago, and has worked his way up to become a senior site manager. His latest win means he is in contention for the overall ‘UK Supreme Award’ in the medium builder category.

Peter Shepherd, director at Mactaggart & Mickel, added, “Everyone at Mactaggart & Mickel is immensely proud of Stuart and his 12 regional NHBC awards say it all about his outstanding leadership qualities and constant pursuit of excellence. Stuart epitomises that pursuit of excellence that is at the heart of Mactaggart & Mickel’s approach, but he also has a humility that makes him such an admired colleague throughout the company.”