David ‘seals’ Success for Castle Gardens in Crookston
Our senior site manager David McClure has scooped a Seal of Excellence Award in the NHBC Pride in the Job 2017 awards. This award positions him within the top ten site managers in Scotland, and makes this development one of the top places to buy a new home.
The NHBC Seal of Excellence Award follows David’s sixth Pride in the Job award this year and recognises his outstanding work and leadership at Castle Gardens development in Crookston.
David joined Taylor Wimpey 17 years ago, as an assistant site manager, and he has been a senior site manager for the last eleven years. He is delighted to have picked up his sixth NHBC Pride in the Job award and a ‘Seal of Excellence’ as he explains: “Winning a Pride in the Job award is as challenging as it has ever been. Even though I’ve been a winner five times before, it’s still a great feeling when you win the award because it demonstrates the passion for consistent quality and workmanship that we have at Taylor Wimpey West Scotland.
“Picking up a top ten position at this year’s awards lunch is fantastic news. It’s recognition of the hard work and dedication from the full site team at my development in Castle Gardens who take pride in their ability to be a highly-effective team that consistently delivers their very best every day for our customers. We’re absolutely delighted that Castle Gardens has become one of the top ten places to buy a new home in Scotland this year.”
Brian Henderson, Production Director for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland adds: “This year’s Pride in the Job Awards has recognised the commitment and exceptional standards of David and his respective team at Castle Gardens in Crookston against very strong competition from other site managers in Scotland – including five more of our site managers who made it to the final stages.
“We’re really proud of David’s achievements which has positioned Castle Gardens as one of the best places in Scotland to buy a new home.”
David with his Seal of Excellence Award.
We support East Renfrewshire ‘Developing the Young Workforce’ initiative
Pupils from Woodfarm High School with teacher Francesca Vannini and David McClure (Senior Site Manager for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland)
We have thrown our support behind East Renfrewshire Council’s ‘Developing the Young Workforce’ strategy by hosting a site visit to one of our developments of new homes for 15 students aged 15/16 from Woodfarm High School in Thornliebank.
The visit to the Castle Gardens development gave the students an insight into the housebuilding industry, and the team at Taylor Wimpey had the opportunity to highlight the choice of careers as well as the diverse range of routes that are available to get into this exciting industry sector.
During their visit to the site in Crookston the students had the opportunity to see the various stages of construction of a new home, visit the sales information centre and showhomes, as well as the chance to get invaluable career advice from the team.
David McClure, Senior Site Manager for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland enjoyed meeting the students and being part of the experience as he explains: “I hope that our on-site session has helped the students to develop their understanding of the housebuilding industry and how they can play a future role in it.
“We’re always looking for fresh talent to join our industry and sessions like this give us the opportunity to remind students of the wealth of possibilities that are available if you consider a career in the housebuilding sector.
“We arranged for the students to hear from one of our young apprentice site managers, and he took the opportunity to outline his route into the industry – making the point that today more than ever there are so many different ways you can take the next step towards your career ambitions.
“Whether students choose to go straight to college or university, opt for a Modern Day Apprenticeship or perhaps the opportunity to work and learn at the same time through day-release college courses there’s lots of ways to make the step towards getting your first job.”
Francesca Vannini, Principal Teacher of Curriculum Support at Woodfarm High School adds: “We were delighted that the team from Taylor Wimpey West Scotland was able to facilitate this opportunity for our students to learn more about the various roles and career opportunities that exist in the housebuilding industry.
“Our visit to the working construction site, sales office and the showhomes created very informative sessions that our students found engaging and interesting.
“The visit was a great opportunity for our students to consider how the world of work really works and it has played a key role in bringing real colour to the delivery of our ‘Developing the Young Workforce’ strategy that’s so important to future-proof the successful transition of our students into the next phase of their personal development, and I’d like to thank the team from Taylor Wimpey West Scotland for their input.”