With a wish to work for Redrow when he started in his career, newly promoted area construction manager Stuart Bullough has been steadily chipping away at his dream.
After qualifying as a joiner, he became part of the company in 2003, initially as an assistant site manager. Since then, his career has gone from strength to strength, with the 43-year-old from Poulton-le-Fylde climbing up the construction ladder to site manager and, then, project manager.
Now father-of-three Stuart is celebrating yet another step up after being promoted to area construction manager. It means he will oversee the running of seven Redrow construction sites across the Chorley-based Lancashire division.
“I am really proud, of course I’m proud,” admits Stuart, “and it’s nice to have the recognition. It means I must be doing my job well and I always want to be the best I can”
But it doesn’t mean the keen rugby fan will stop trying to push himself further: “I have never been one to rest on my laurels. It is my job to support the site managers and act as a liaison between them, the construction director and our head office. I will continue to do that and constantly challenge myself to do better.”
Stuart’s competitiveness and enthusiasm has seen him win countless awards with Redrow, including NHBC ‘Pride in the Job’ Seals of Excellence at two sites – Harbour Village in Fleetwood and Whitehill Meadows in Blackpool – while he was site manager. Those awards put him in the top 1% of his profession; and he also secured Redrow's first ever Highly Commended Award in the NHBC Health and Safety Awards while at Whitehill Meadows, which he followed up the year after at Harbour Village.
Although to the relief of wife, Rachael, and children Macy, 14, Zachary, five and Finley, three, he is a little more laid back at home: “I just like to spend time with the family; I enjoy watching sport, I try to stay fit, but most of all I like socialising with family and friends.”
Keith Collard, construction director for Redrow Homes (Lancashire), adds: “Stuart works incredibly hard. He is organised and focused, always expecting 100% commitment from colleagues but more than happy to match them himself, which is why he earns respect. I have watched him continue to exceed and excel, always giving that bit more. His latest appointment is nothing more than he deserves and he is a real asset to Redrow.”
Established more than 40 years, Redrow Homes is one of the UK’s leading house builders, with a £1.4 billion turnover and building more than 4,700 homes in 2015/16 financial year.
Operating across England and Wales, there is a strong emphasis on providing high quality homes in prime locations and its housing ranges feature designs to suit all lifestyles:
• The Heritage Collection combines traditional looking, ‘Arts & Crafts’ influenced exteriors with bright, modern, high specification interiors.
• The classically styled Regent Collection features Georgian inspired street scenes and architecture.
• Redrow has also launched a new brand of contemporary homes in Abode, which boast open plan layouts with streamlined kitchen, dining and lounge areas, high specification wet rooms and outdoor living space.
Redrow also creates exclusive bespoke developments in both rural and urban locations. The company has won numerous awards over the years, including, most recently, the Gold Award for Best Large Housebuilder at the What House? Awards 2015 and 2014, Best House Design at the Sunday Times British Home Awards 2015 and the 2014 Building Awards Housebuilder of the Year. Its ‘My Redrow’ online tool won the overall Customer Engagement category at the 2013 Peer Awards for Excellence. Web: www.redrow.co.uk