Joiner at a Mansfield housing development named Bellway’s Apprentice of the Year

A 24-year-old apprentice joiner who works at the Berry Hill housing development in Mansfield has been named Bellway’s Apprentice of the Year.

By Shelley Marriott
Friday, 12th March 2021, 2:59 pm
Updated Friday, 12th March 2021, 3:02 pm

Matthew Allwood was given the award for his hard work, dedication and going above and beyond by helping with customer care repairs across the site.

Just five out of around 180 Bellway apprentices were shortlisted for the company’s Apprentice of the Year award, with Matthew going onto win the top prize.

Before starting his apprenticeship, Matthew was a labourer at Bellway’s development in Farnsfield for six months. He applied for the apprenticeship scheme after a recommendation from a family friend and has now been working for the housebuilder for over two years under Bellway sub-contractors JM Joinery at Berry Hill.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

Matthew Allwood has been named Bellway’s Apprentice of the Year

Matthew said: “I was very surprised when I won, I couldn’t believe it. I knew my site manager and sub-contractor had nominated me, but I didn’t expect to win, so it feels really rewarding.

“I joined Bellway because I wasn’t happy in my previous job and now I’m enjoying my role here and I’m looking forward to gaining more experience over the next couple of years.”

Steve Pearson, site manager at Bellway’s Berry Hill development, said: “Matthew has been a great member of the team at Berry Hill and I congratulate him for his award which is very well deserved.

“Since he’s been here, he’s gone above and beyond his role by putting in the extra time and effort to make sure the homes we are building hit the high standards we aim to achieve.”