Site manager picks up top award for second year running

Mark Summersgill, who works for David Wilson Homes, has scooped a top award for his workmanship for the second year running

Building site manager Mark Summersgill, who works for David Wilson Homes, has scooped a top award for his workmanship for the second year running.

The 51-year-old, who lives in Middlesbrough, was named the North East Regional Award winner in the Pride in the Job competition to find the best-run building sites in Britain. Summersgill has worked in the building industry since leaving school at 16 and is now in charge at David Wilson’s Elba Park development at Houghton-le-Spring, where he heads a 30-strong construction team.

He was presented with the award in the Large Builder category at a ceremony at York Racecourse and will now represent the region at the national finals in January.

“I’m delighted to win the award again, which is all down to the great team working with me at Elba Park,” Summersgill said.

“Without a shadow of a doubt, you need the right people working together.”

The Pride in the Job Awards are organised by the National House Building Council (NHBC), which judged more than 13,000 site managers across the UK on all aspects of their work.

Ian Flintoff and Andy Dawson, who work for David Wilson’s sister company Barratt North East, also won Seals of Excellence.

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