Top prize for Heritage Homes manager

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A Heritage Homes site manager has picked up a top prize in the regional stage of the prestigious construction industry ‘Pride in the Job’ awards.

Mark Patton has been named as a regional winner for Northern Ireland and Isle of Man in the Single Home category for his work on the unique three-storey residence Wardfell in Ballasalla.

Heritage Homes’ managing director Seamus Nugent said: ‘The award recognises Mark’s commitment to high standards, to the project and to our clients.’

Now in its 34th year, the National House Building Council’s Pride in the Job is considered as the house-building industry’s most prestigious awards programme and honours the best site managers from across the UK.

Mark, who has worked for the Dandara Group for more than 22 years, was the only local site manager to reach the regional final in the Single Home category this year.

He will now go forward as a candidate for the national stage of the competition, the Supreme Awards.

Seamus said ‘This is the fourth time Mark has been shortlisted in the regional stage of this competition which is a great achievement in itself, but to be representing the region in the final stage is remarkable.’

Work on the prestigious private property of some 9,000 sq.ft. is now complete.

Seamus added: ‘The result of months of hard-work from a dedicated team of local tradesmen can be seen at Wardfell.

‘As a company, we’re proud to have such an experienced and dedicated site manager overseeing executive developments such as this.’

The 10th Northern Ireland and Isle of Man regional award ceremony for 2014 took place at the Culloden Hotel in Belfast. There were two other regional winners and the runners-up were awarded ‘Seals of Excellence’. The early stages of the competition were judged over 18 months to ensure site managers were assessed at every stage of the build. The Single Home Regional Award winners, including Mark, will now be assessed for the Supreme Awards by a panel of independent judges led by an NHBC Regional Director. The overall national winners will be announced at a gala ceremony in London in January.

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