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Top site managers in Scottish housebuilding win prestigious awards

The four best housebuilding site managers in Scotland have been recognised for their exemplary commitment to building new houses of outstanding quality, at the regional final of the industry's most prestigious awards scheme.

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The regional winners of the Pride in the Job Awards, run by NHBC (National House-Building Council), beat a shortlist of exceptionally skilled site managers to take the title in their categories. Their success was recognised last Friday (7 October) at a ceremony held at the Hilton in Glasgow. Chosen from over 13,000 site managers nationwide working on projects registered with NHBC, the UK's leading new-home warranty and insurance provider, they will now represent Scotland at the competition's grand final in January, hoping to secure their place as the nation's best housebuilder. The winners are:

Alan Robertson, of Perthshire-based family business A & J Stephen Ltd

Alan won the Small Builder category for his Balgarvie site in Scone; Alan won his first Seal of Excellence and Regional award this year for his site, which is currently in its sixth phase of building and has already delivered 250 new homes in Perthshire

Stuart Gillespie, of Mactaggart & Mickel Homes Ltd

Stuart won the Medium Builder category for his work on the Marr Meadows site in Barassie, Troon; a three-time Seal of Excellence winner and a 2010 Regional champion, Stuart has worked the entirety of his 20 year housebuilding career with the same company.

Patrick Malyn, of Miller Homes Ltd (Scotland East)

Patrick won the Large Builder category title for his Doune Riggs development in Doune, Stirling; last year's defending champion, Patricks's site will deliver 103 new homes in Perthshire when completed.

Scott Brown, of Miller Homes Ltd (Scotland East)

Scott won the Multistorey Builder category for his work on the Varcity development in Edinburgh; Scott won the category last year at regional level, having worked on the site since it started in 2007, and is now overseeing the final phases which will result in 344 new homes in Edinburgh.

Pride in the Job is the only awards scheme to reward site managers for the unique contribution they make to the housebuilding process, being responsible for delivering high quality homes by directing projects from start to finish.

Malcolm MacLeod, NHBC Director for Scotland, said:

"Pride in the Job has been instrumental in raising the build quality of new homes in the UK for over three decades, with housebuilders now routinely striving for perfection in their work. A Pride in the Job award at any level marks the recipient out as a top performer, showing their true diligence and commitment to producing the best quality homes possible, but to win a Regional title demonstrates something just that little bit special.

"Pride in the Job was the brain-child of an Edinburgh-man, NHBC's former Chairman and Director General, Andrew Tait OBE, who died in March this year aged 88; it was a historic initiative to raise housebuilding standards to protect homeowners. Now in its 31st year, the creation of Pride in the Job by Tait is a key landmark in NHBC's 75 year history.

News Date: 09/10/11