AN AYR building site manager has been hailed for his dedication to building homes of exceptional quality as he scooped a regional title.

Stuart Gillespie of Mactaggart & Mickel won in the third round of the NHBC Pride in the Job Awards 2019 at a glitzy bash in the Hilton, Glasgow. The award comes for his work at the Greenan Views project in Ayr.

The project’s work was judged by an expert panel of judges who visited the Doonfoot site.

And they were impressed with Stuart’s “dedication to achieving the highest quality” on his site.

On winning the award, a delighted Stuart said: “Health and safety lies at the heart of Mactaggart & Mickel and is integral to achieving quality on site. As part of our commitment, we have heavily invested resource and time into maintaining the highest standards for our site teams and our visitors across all of our developments in Scotland and England.

“We are proud to work with NHBC and value the recognition the Health and Safety Awards and Pride in the Job provide. The NHBC awards hold particular value as they are chosen by our peers in the industry.”

Commenting on the awards, NHBC Director Scotland, John Mack said: “A site manager’s job is one of the toughest in house building and they carry out a role that has many hats. They are the pivotal part in building someone’s home, ensuring it is built on time and on budget while maintaining high quality and the safety of everyone onsite.

“To reach this level of the competition means you are at the very top of the house-building industry. Stuart is without doubt building homes to an exceptional standard and is a worthy winner. Congratulations and good luck to Stuart in the final stage of the competition.”

Stuart will now go on to compete for the Supreme Award which will be unveiled in January 2020.