Duncan Chisholm, who manages Magellan Park, Whitehaven will travel to London on Tuesday to attend the national finals of the coveted LABC Warranty Site Managers Excellence awards. Duncan won the regional round back in July after being assessed on his high standards in managing and delivering an award winning housing development.
Duncan was crowned the winner and now represents the northern region in the LABC Warranty Site Managers Excellence awards on Tuesday (13th November). He is a time served joiner and has worked at Story for 11 1/2 years. He came to Story Homes as a joiner and after 12 months he had demonstrated his potential and was promoted to Site Manager, which was a natural career progression. His qualifications include NVQ3 joinery, CIOB Site Management diploma…. and lots of common sense. Duncan enjoys building good houses and working for someone with a great reputation. Duncan shot to fame for his part in the ITV4 ‘Rookie Builders series aired in the spring where he mentored 22 apprentices as they took on the challenge of a lifetime – to build an executive 4-bedroom detached property in 12 months.
Duncan commented “I am looking forward to Tuesday although its still a bit hard to take it all in. Its been an unbelievable year for me, winning the regional finals and going through to the finals and before that the Rookie Builders series was broadcast. Im sure Tuesday will be a great evening whatever the outcome and although Im a bit nervous, Im looking forward to going to the ceremony”.
Steve Errington, Managing Director for Story Homes said ‘Weve had an exceptional year of awards, which endorses our reputation for building quality developments. We have a great team on-site and their dedication and hard work is recognized through the winning of these awards. We wish Duncan every success at the national finals, he certainly deserves it. Magellan Park has proved to be a really popular site and weve just released phase 2 so even though hes award winning, Duncan wont be able to rest on his laurels!!