Armstrong Congratulates Site Manager On Top NHBC Award

County Down Builders win ‘Pride in the Job’ awards.

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County Down Builders win ‘Pride in the Job’ awards.

Strangford Alliance MLA Kellie Armstrong has congratulated Portavogie based builder Graham Donnan at a special site visit to the Rock Development’s ‘Blackrock Hollow’ scheme in Newtownards. 

She met up with NHBC Regional Director Padraig Venney and Graham Donnan of Rock Developments, a Pride in the Job award winning site manager.

(l-r) Kelly Armstrong MLA with NHBC director Paidrig Venney, and Graham Donnan who received the Pride in the Job award.

“It was great to meet up with Graham Donnan and see his work first hand. He is the local winner of a 2021 award at the Pride in the Job Awards, also known as the ‘Oscars of the housebuilding industry.

“This meant he was in the top 5% of the more than 10,000 entries considered from across the UK. Graham will now move on to the Regional Awards stage taking place in the Autumn. The winners at this stage then go to the Supreme Awards in January.”

The NHBC are looking for “most outstanding site managers” through the ‘A Pride in the Job’ award. This is the most prestigious industry award that a site manager can achieve.

A spokesperson for the NHBC said: “As we move into the next decade of building at volume, skills shortages and increasing consumer demands, exceptional site managers have never been more important.

The 2021 Quality Award NI winners from County Down:

Cathal Brannigan, Alskea Ltd, for his site Balmoral Park Mews in Belfast
Karl McGee, Alskea Ltd, for his site Demense Manor in Holywood
Colin Martin, Braidwater Limited, for his site Castlehill in Belfast
Frank King, Carrickmacstay Developments Ltd, for his site Ardmore Meadows in Newry
Eamon Rodgers, Dunmore Construction (Dundrum) Ltd, for his site Clanbrassil in Newcastle
Garrett Dynes, Dynes Bros, for his site Cedar Hill in Ballynahinch
Lawrence Corr, Farrans Construction Ltd, for his site The Wallace Gardens in Lisburn
Stuart Dodington, H & J Martin Construction Limited, for his site Black Quarter Meadow in Carryduff
Jonathan Price, Henry Price Buildings, for his site Laural Bank in Newtownards
Barry Fitzsimons, KAP Properties Ltd, for his site Saul Manor in Downpatrick
Darren O’Neill, Lagan Homes (Rathgael) Ltd, for his site Lynn Hall Park in Bangor
Paddy Shortt, M.S.M (Contracts) Ltd, for his site Castlehill Wood in Belfast
Bill Porter, Porter & Co, for his site Governors Gate Demesne in Hillsborough 
Graham Donnan, Rock Developments Ltd, for his site Blackrock Hollow in Newtownards
Philip McCullough, Tealrock Properties Limited, for his site High Trees in Donaghadee
Ricky Morrow, Vaughan Developments Ltd, for his site Hilltops in Lisburn