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Recognition and reward at Story Homes’ annual STAR awards

After a busy year, nothing has been more important than celebrating staff success and saying thank you to our teams for their hard work.

Story Homes STAR Awards 2016. Story Homes Star Awards at Carlisle Racecourse Photographs Jonathan Becker

Rosie Peniston
Photographs Jonathan Becker

Story Homes STAR Awards 2016. Story Homes Star Awards at Carlisle Racecourse Photographs Jonathan Becker

Thomas Hewson

Story Homes STAR Awards 2016. Story Homes Star Awards at Carlisle Racecourse Photographs Jonathan Becker

Luke Walker and Martyn Lawson

Our annual STAR Awards did just the job on Saturday 16 April, with teams, individuals, suppliers and subcontractors from across all of our regions, recognised and rewarded. Taking place for the fourth year at Carlisle Racecourse, more than 350 colleagues, partners and subcontractors attended the awards presentation.

Overall, we had almost 100 nominations from staff across the various categories, highlighting others in the business, and externally, who they felt had gone above and beyond. The winners on the night were:

Health, Safety & Environmental Award – Summerpark, Dumfries

Quality Award – St Mungo’s Close, Dearham

Customer Service Award – Summerpark, Dumfries

Innovation and Improvement – Rosie Peniston, Strategic Planner, Chorley

Leadership – Sarah Armstrong, Head of Land and Planning, Newcastle

Unsung Hero – site based – Thomas Hewson, Site Manager, Whitehaven

Unsung Hero – office based – Helen McGuinness, HR Advisor, Carlisle

Teamwork – site based – The Beeches, Kendal

Teamwork – office based – Wilson Howe Project Team (John Berry, Luke Walker and Martyn Lawson)

External Partner – site – Aptus Utilities

External Partner – office – Audacia Consulting

STAR Award – Matthew Swallow, Commercial Manager, Carlisle

Steve Errington, Chief Executive said of the awards: “This was a great chance for our teams to get together and celebrate all of their hard work and efforts from the previous year. We had so many nominations, and so many excellent colleagues to recognise, it was really very difficult this year to single out winners. Everybody who was nominated, and those who won, were all very deserving.

“I am happy to be working with such as fantastic team here at Story Homes. Each and every team member takes quality, customer excellence and teamwork very seriously and I am excited about what we can achieve in the coming years thanks to these values we all hold.”

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