Thirteen employees of local authority building control teams in England & Wales have won the LABC Superstar Awards. These outstanding individuals were nominated by their own work colleagues because they always go the extra mile to support their customers, protect the public or improve their departments’ performance.
A winner was chosen for each of LABC’s regions and Wales by a judging panel including external building industry experts.
Chair of the judging panel Marcus Jefford, Operations & Marketing Director at Saint-Gobain’s Greenworks, commented: “I really appreciate the efforts of building control people to deliver a good service. I see similarities in my own business world working in one of the UK’s largest builders’ merchants operations, where we have thousands of people delivering excellent service to customers, either face-to-face or supporting the many added value services we provide to builders. I was amazed by the scope and depth of work carried out by building control and we saw many examples of great work by individuals covering, training, emergencies and danger to the public, consumer protection and everyday support for good builders, architects, developers and property owners. It certainly helped me to see local authority building control in a new light.”
Speaking at the awards ceremony at the Leicester Marriott Hotel, LABC Managing Director Phil Hammond said: “We have some fantastic people in the LABC network who frequently do far more than their job description demands. We’re in the frontline during floods and emergencies and we really care about public service and public protection. We also have our everyday work of helping the construction industry, builders, architects, agents and developers to create high quality buildings. This work is largely invisible and local authorities don’t have many ways to recognise their own Superstars. So we thought we’d say ‘thank you’ and recognise the best.”
The thirteen winners include:
North West - Wayne Timperley, Manchester City Council
Central - Trevor Clements, East Herts District Council
East Anglia - Ian Boulton, Cambridge City Council
East Midlands - Steve Costall, Harborough District Council
London - Julian Tanton, City of Westminster Council
Northern - Bill Richards, South Tyneside
South East - Sue Daly, Tandridge District Council
South West - Terry Lunt, Tri Council Partnership
Wales - Hayley Williams and Rebecca Witcomb, Powys Building Standards Consultancy
West Midlands - Melanie Davies, Shropshire Council
West of England - Geoffrey Charles Harrison, Herefordshire Council
Yorkshire - Les Chapman, North Yorkshire Building Control Partnership
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2016 LABC Superstar Awards Winners
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