LABC Awards

Martin Bowls Over Judges to Win Site Manager of The Year Award

Redrow site manager Martin Caldwell knocked the opposition for six to be awarded LABC Site Agent of the Year Award 2017 at a sparkling ceremony at Old Trafford.

Martin, 35, from Lytham, was recognised for going ‘above and beyond’ in his role as site manager of the company’s popular Ricksby Grange development in Wrea Green, at the regional awards event held at The Point, Emirates Old Trafford.

“Awards are really important,” said Martin, who already has a clutch of titles under his belt, including the NHBC Pride in the Job ‘Quality’ award. “It means I have done my job well.

“My main aim is to ensure that my site is the best it can possibly be, all day, every day.”

Martin was one of 16 finalists who were shortlisted for the award from across the North West, including four more Redrow site managers – Simon Nix from Redrow’s Hedgerows development in Clayton-Le-Woods; Tony Diprose who leads Harbour Village in Fleetwood, Jim O’Hanlon from Redbridge Park, Liverpool and Barry Holden, who manages Heritage Brook in Buckshaw Village, Chorley.

The LABC (Local Authority Building Control) Awards recognise outstanding working relationships between building companies and their managers with the local authorities and their surveyors; as well as build quality, control on site for technical awareness, good communication and management of safety.

Martin will now go through to the national Grand Finals at the Westminster Park Plaza in London in November.

Speaking after the event – which also saw Redrow’s Sandy Lane development in Buckshaw Village come top of Best High Volume New Housing Development category and on its way to the Grand Finals too – Redrow construction director for Lancashire, Keith Collard, said: “Commitment and striving for the very best is part of the ethos that underpins everything we do at Redrow, from the moment we begin planning and building a home to the moment a person turns the key in their door.

“Crucial to that is our site managers, people like Martin, who carry that principle through at site level. It is because of him and our other site managers that we can offer people the quality of homes we do and of which we are rightly proud.

“To have that commitment and quality confirmed by those who set the standard for us is doubly rewarding. I would like to congratulate Martin and, indeed, all those who were shortlisted.”

Redrow is building a range of three and four-bedroom homes at Ricksby Grange in Wrea Green, currently available from £289,995. For more information call 01772 307810 or visit

Redrow was established in 1974. Today, it is one of the most successful and acclaimed property developers in the UK, building around 5,000 premium quality family homes a year in prime locations across England and Wales. Over Redrow’s history spanning more than 40 years, it has earned a unique reputation for quality and building beautiful homes, which people love to live in. To help achieve this it also focusses on two other key areas: valuing people and creating outstanding locations. Implementing its strategy whilst engaging with colleagues and stakeholders helps Redrow deliver significant value to investors and the wider community. Redrow is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 index. For the year ended 30th June 2016, the Group reported record revenues of £1.38 billion. Redrow has been awarded the ‘Best Large Housebuilder’ title twice in the last three years at the What House? Awards. This year, Redrow was named as a UK Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer for the fourth consecutive year. Visit for more details.