Baggaley project manager takes Gold

Baggaley Construction is celebrating following news that project manager Christian White last week won Gold in the National CIOB Construction Manager of the Year Awards 2012.

Christian, a senior project manager at the Mansfield-based firm, had been shortlisted in the category of New Build and Refurbishment Projects valued at between £2m and £7m.

Christian commented: “I am absolutely thrilled at the award. I am proud of the work that we do but couldn’t believe that I had actually won Gold. It’s testament I think to the whole team and how Baggaley delivers projects to ensure client expectations are not only met, but then exceeded.”

The award recognises Christian’s role as project manager at the Wyre Forest Crematorium and Cemetery, near Kidderminster, a project which saw the creation of a modern crematorium facility with offices, a chapel and a floral tribute area.

The landscaped areas are surrounded by memorial gardens with ponds and fully-landscaped burial grounds with associated roads, parking facilities and paths.

The awards event was hosted by the Chartered Institute of Building at the Marriott Grosvenor Hotel, Park Lane, London.

Baggaley managing director Phil Askin commented: “Christian’s attention to detail and his ability to manage projects to the highest of standards exemplifies what Baggaley is all about. To take Gold is a fantastic personal achievement and we are all really proud of him.”

Chris Blythe, Chief Executive at the CIOB, said: “These awards have honoured the industry’s highest achievers for over 30 years. They reflect the importance and ability to skillfully handle partnerships through the truly multi-disciplinary management skills which the construction industry demands and attracts. To reach the final is a tremendous achievement; to win a medal signifies excellence.”

Christian has risen through the ranks since first joining Baggaley as an apprentice joiner in 1994. Following his three-year apprenticeship, he subsequently moved into site management, working on projects ranging up to £5m, and becoming Senior Project Manager in 2012.

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