Stuart Bullough and Shaun Phoenix, both awarding-winning members of the Redrow team, have been promoted to construction manager and area construction manager respectively.
For Stuart Bullough, 44, from Poulton-le-Fylde, it was the second upward move this year, after officially becoming area construction manager in January (although it was a role he has been doing informally already).
The dad-of-three, who started with Redrow as an assistant site manager in 2003, said he never envisaged getting so far in such a short time: “Of course I am delighted, ecstatic even. But I don’t ever want to stand back and think I’ve done well, or get complacent.”
Stuart will continue to oversee eight sites within Redrow’s Chorley-based Lancashire division, gradually increasing to cover its 20-plus developments, as well spending more time in the office and getting involved in board reports, etc.
“I will also deputise for the construction director, and act increasingly as a link between the sites, the area managers and the construction director,” he added.
It’s a major move for Stuart, who has won a wealth of industry awards including two NHBC ‘Pride in the Job’ Seals of Excellence when he was site manager at Harbour Village in Fleetwood and Whitehill Meadows in Blackpool.
Shaun Phoenix, 39, from Leigh, is now area construction manager for Redrow, taking charge of a number of sites in the Merseyside area, including Summerhill Park’s apartments and houses in Liverpool’s Broadgreen area; Regency Gardens and Regency Manor in West Derby and the refurbishment of three listed buildings on the old Holly Lodge school site; plus Redbridge Park in Fazakerley and a forthcoming new site in Maghull.
It is the latest move for the father-of-two, who started his career with the homebuilder when he left school at 16 as an apprentice joiner.
The dad-of-two has progressed steadily up the ranks to site manager, project manager and senior project manager before being appointed to his latest role.
He said: “It’s my role to act as the glue between a host of different departments, dealing with the site managers, area sales team and on-site sales staff, as well as helping to resolve technical issues. I’m basically a link between the office and the site.”
Keith Collard, construction director for Redrow Homes (Lancashire), said both promotions were well deserved and fitted with Redrow’s commitment to home-grow talent.
“Redrow enjoys nurturing the talent it has and supporting its people, whether that’s apprentices, graduates, other trainees or people at various stages of their career looking to expand their qualifications and experience,” Keith explained.
“It’s one of the reasons Redrow was the first housebuilder to receive the British Institute for Learning and Development (BiLD) ‘Quality Mark’ in 2016, recognising the calibre of our approach to training and professional development programmes; and it’s also helped us become a Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer for the last four years.”
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 redrow.co.uk for more details.