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Stuart reigns supreme with 5th industry site management accolade

Stuart Gillespie, a site manager with family-owned housebuilder Mactaggart & Mickel, has won his fifth national award at the National House Building Council (NHBC) awards.

The honour, given in connection with his work at Mactaggart & Mickel’s Greenan Views development in Doonfoot, Ayrshire brings his award tally to a grand total of five UK Supreme wins, four UK Supreme runner-up awards and 12 NHBC Scottish regional awards. 

Stuart, who lives in Wishaw, won the Pride in the Job Supreme award in the medium builder category on Friday (21 January). With more than 16,000 site managers competing for the awards, this year’s winners were hand-picked for their excellent standards on site.

Stuart began his career at Mactaggart & Mickel as an apprentice joiner, working his way up to become a senior site manager for the company.

He said: “Attention to every detail is at the very heart of Mactaggart & Mickel’s approach, and has been for generations. This award is testament to an incredible effort from an excellent team with whom I’ve had the privilege of working for many years.

“Mactaggart & Mickel are renowned for their exceptional standards and we are proud to ensure the homes and the communities we play a part in creating reflect those standards.”

Now in its 41st year — Pride in the Job celebrates the exceptional contribution site managers make in creating homes of outstanding quality. As well as undergoing spot checks on the day-to day running of the sites, each site manager is assessed across their technical knowledge, consistency in the build process and quality controls.

Peter Shepherd, Director and Homes Board Chair at Mactaggart & Mickel, said:

“This is an incredible feat from Stuart who has shown outstanding consistency in winning these awards over the years. This level of achievement is testament to his attention to detail and continuous drive for quality, as well as his work ethic and leadership. He demonstrates an exceptional level of professional commitment and is highly deserving of this accolade.”

The fourth-generation family business, which was formed in 1925, prides itself on the final quality of its homes and places great emphasis on customer satisfaction. All Mactaggart & Mickel homes undergo a final quality check from a company director or senior manager (known as the Seal of Approval), to ensure stringent construction standards are always met.

For more information about Mactaggart & Mickel’s stunning Greenan Views development, visit www.macmic.co.uk/new-homes-in-ayrshire-and-the-west-coast/greenan-views