Jessup Awards 2018
Celebrating our amazing team
We held our annual Awards Dinner 2018 at elegant Brocton Hall near Stafford. Over 80 members of staff and their partners attended to enjoy eating, drinking and dancing alongside the formal awards presentations.
2018 marks our 30th year in business which could only be achieved by the on-going commitment, skills and drive of all of our team and sub-contractors. The 30th anniversary award is dedicated to all of the Jessup team.
The award winners were:
Long Service Award: Nigel Higgs who joined the company as the first professionally qualified employee over 20 years ago
Health and Safety Excellence Award: Simon Thomson, who has delivered several complex schemes for Jessup with excellent Health and Safety audits. This award was presented by Jessup Construction Manager Rob Payton
Considerate Contractors Award: Paul Holyhead and Dave Callagher both achieved excellent Considerate Constructors Scheme scores of 42, along with very positive comments from the assessors. This award was presented by Karen Campbell who has helped all our schemes achieve higher Considerate Constructors scores and engage better with the community.
High Achiever Award: Luke Butler, who has transitioned from Assistant Site Manager to full Site Manager, taking over a complex scheme and now managing his own site. Luke also became qualified recently and is a keen marathon runner, having run several full and half marathons and will be running London marathon again in 2018.
Unsung Hero Award: Martin Turner. Martin gets involved in schemes at the early stage of site setup. This often involves negotiating sewers, drains, holes in the ground, flytipping and other challenging aspects of the site. It also involves many discussions with service providers, Highways departments and utility companies, which Martin deals with professionally and tenaciously to ensure sites get the best start, ready for the construction team.
Innovation Award: Louis Brooker, who joined Jessup in 2017 to manage a challenging high street scheme in Warwick, has brought his considerable skills and experience to suggest improvements to health and safety, despite being one of our youngest site managers.
Employee of the Year: Gary Smith. Gary has worked for Jessup as a site operative for many years, always with a huge commitment and dedication. He has been one of our most trusted and reliable team members, which has earned him this award in 2018. Gary is a life long Birmingham City FC supporter, so, whilst happy to accept the main award, he declined the offer of an Aston Villa FC shirt as a bonus award.