Victor Grant scoops up National Site Manager Award
Victor Grant, Site Manager with Springfield Properties, has been named UK site manager of the Year at the Premier Guarantee Excellence Awards.
55 year old Site Manager Victor Grant was presented the Premier Guarantee Excellence Award for UK Site Manager of the year 2016 at the awards held in London last week.
Victor first started working with Springfield as a joiner subcontractor back in 1993. He was taken on as Assistant Site Manager 11 years ago and quickly promoted to Site Manager three months after.
“I’ve lived in Elgin my whole life.” Victor said.
“I always did well with technical drawings and joinery at school, I had friends working across various trades in the industry and my older brother worked in construction too so I trained to become a joiner.
“Duncansfield is the third site I’ve managed in Elgin with Springfield. It still has a long way to go but I’m so pleased it’s won the Large Development award! You don’t realise how far along a project has come – and how quickly – because you’re so close to it, seeing the progress each day so it isn’t always as apparent. It’s only when you take a step back that you realise only roughly 4 years ago, this was just a field.”
Victor prides himself on attention to detail and customer satisfaction:
“It’s been really important to manage the workload on site to ensure the homes are ready for customers. I have a good relationship with the customers that are living here. I see most of them daily and we stop and have a chat, even away from work, because I live in Elgin, I see them about the town. They always take the time to say ‘hi’ to me. It’s so great to hear how they are settling into their home and how happy they are with it. Job satisfaction at its’ finest.
“I’m fortunate enough at Duncansfield to work with a great team of guys on site and reliable sub contractors. As Springfield work with lots of schools and colleges to bring apprentices into the industry, we’ve been able to pass our skills to younger generations. It would seem using a hammer is a lost art! They all rely on nail guns, but we’ve been able to mentor them which brings them on leaps and bounds.
“I won the Site Manager of the Year for Scotland back in 2010, so to have won the award across the whole UK is a huge step up – I’m thrilled!”
Springfield Properties Managing Director Innes Smith has said:
“This award has confirmed what we already knew about Victor. He’s exceptionally hard working and looks after our customers first and foremost which is really important for us at Springfield.”