Award-winning site manager welcomes MP visit to Ayrshire development



Family housebuilders Mactaggart & Mickel welcomed MP Allan Dorans to its Greenan Views development in Ayrshire last week as he congratulated site manager Stuart Gillespie on his recognition from the National House Building Council (NHBC).

(from left) Raymond Baxter from NHBC, Stuart Gillespie and Jamie McLean from Mactaggart & Mickel with Allan Dorrans MP

Ayrshire-based Stuart was praised after he added a further accolade to his illustrious track record when he scooped a runner-up prize in the NHBC’s highly-regarded Pride in the Job Supreme Awards.

The honour, in connection with his work at Mactaggart & Mickel’s Greenan Views development in Doonfoot, follows four UK Supreme wins and five UK Supreme runner-up awards, including in the 2020 awards, as well as 11 NHBC Scottish regional awards for Stuart.

Greenan Views, Doonfoot is in Mr Doran’s constituency of Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock.

He said: “Stewart is a real credit to Mactaggart & Mickel, demonstrating an exceptional history of outstanding performance throughout his career with the business.

“It’s been a pleasure to meet with him and the rest of the team at the development, getting an insight into the construction process and a more in depth understanding of the role Mactaggart & Mickel plays in the community.”

Stuart said: “I’m always very proud to welcome people to Greenan Views. The whole team here really has worked together to overcome a really challenging 18 months while ensuring we continue to build homes of the highest quality.

“The accolade really is recognition of a joint effort from everyone at Mactaggart & Mickel and so I was thrilled with the opportunity to speak with Mr Dorans to convey the superb efforts of the entire site.

“We are passionate about the homes we build and achieving exceptional standards.”

New home warranty and insurance provider NHBC launched the first Pride in the Job competition in 1980 to celebrate the UK’s best performing site managers building homes and have become the most highly-regarded competition in the industry.

The awards play a pivotal role in NHBC’s drive to give consumers confidence in the quality of new-build homes and in 2020 Stuart was runner-up in the medium builder company category for site managers employed by a company or group that builds between 51 and 1,000 new homes with NHBC warranty cover each year.

Peter Shepherd, director, Mactaggart & Mickel, said: “Stuart’s achievements are testament to the high standards he upholds and his inspirational leadership. We’re incredibly proud of him and I am sure Mr Dornan could see the passion he has for quality and delivering exceptional work.”



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