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01 April 2016 | Updated 01 January 1970

The often low profile work of local authority Building Control employees has been recognised in this year’s LABC Superstar Awards.

Thirteen employees of local authority Building Control teams in England and Wales have won the LABC Superstar Awards where they were nominated by their own work colleagues for the work they had done to ‘support their customers, protect the public or improve their departments’ performance’.
A winner was chosen for each of LABC’s regions and Wales by a judging panel, including external building industry experts and the ceremony was held at the Leicester Marriott Hotel.

“We have some fantastic people in the LABC network who frequently do far more than their job description demands,” said Phil Hammond, MD. “We’re in the frontline during floods and emergencies and we really care about public service and public protection. We also have our everyday work of helping the construction industry, builders, architects, agents and developers to create high quality buildings. This work is largely invisible and local authorities don’t have many ways to recognise their own superstars.”

The twelve winners included:

North West – Wayne Timperley, Manchester City Council.
Central – Trevor Clements, East Herts District Council.
East Anglia – Ian Boulton, Cambridge City Council.
East Midlands – Steve Costall, Harborough District Council.
London – Julian Tanton, City of Westminster Council.
Northern – Bill Richards, South Tyneside.
South East – Sue Daly, Tandridge District Council.
South West – Terry Lunt, Tri Council Partnership.
Wales – Hayley Williams and Rebecca Witcomb, Powys Building Standards Consultancy.
West Midlands – Melanie Davies, Shropshire Council.
West of England – Geoffrey Charles Harrison, Herefordshire Council.
Yorkshire – Les Chapman, North Yorkshire Building Control Partnership.

“I really appreciate the efforts of Building Control people to deliver a good service and I see similarities in my own business world, stated Marcus Jefford, Operations & Marketing Director, Saint-Gobain’s Greenworks and Chair of the judging panel. “I was amazed by the scope and depth of work carried out by Building Control and we saw many examples of great work by individuals covering training, emergencies and danger to the public, consumer protection and everyday support for good builders, architects, developers and property owners. It certainly helped me to see local authority Building Control in a new light.”
Picture: The winners of this year’s LABC Superstars Awards


Article written by Cathryn Ellis | Published 01 April 2016


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