Hale Construction recently came away from Neath Port Talbot Building Excellence Awards 2017 with two fantastic wins: Best Site Manager, which went to a female, and Best New Housing Development.
The annual awards celebrate the best of the region’s construction industry with entrants coming from businesses that do domestic alterations such as house extensions, to those that undertake large commercial developments. Winners are chosen by Building Control Surveyors.
Hale’s Best Site Manager win was awarded to twenty-three-year-old Charlotte Hale, a fantastic achievement especially in light of the fact that just 1% of on-site workers are female.
“I’m really proud to have picked up this award. I love being on site in the thick of things and to have recognition that I’m doing ok at this is fantastic. I hope that any other ladies interested in the construction industry know that you don’t have to be male to get on in it! Things are changing.”
While the Best New Housing Development award was snapped up by Hale Construction’s luxury development, Bayview in Aberavon. Sold through sister company, Hale Homes, all properties at the seaside site were snapped up before they were even built.
The company was also a runner up in the Best Social Affordable Housing category for its development, Ynys Y Maerdy in Briton Ferry. Working closely with Grwp Gwalia and First Chose Housing, Hale created a number of homes and flats on an open plan development at an affordable cost.
Chairman Jonathan Hale said:
“The range of awards which Hale Construction has been recognised for is excellent and shows that we are focused on developing quality homes whatever the brief. Of course I should say that I’m particularly proud of my daughter for winning Best Site Manger!”
The winners will now go on to be entered into the Welsh regional LABC – Local Authority Building Control – final awards in the Spring.
Paul Davis, Building Control Manager at Neath Port Talbot Council added:
“Builders do not always benefit from good media coverage, particularly as the less reputable ones often make the headlines, but these awards recognise quality and help us honour all those who are helping to construct a better Neath Port Talbot.”
Hale Construction employs more than 130 people and is part of a wider Hale Group, which includes private housing developer Hale Homes and eco-friendly joiner company Seven Oaks. The group has a turnover of over £30m and is set to expand further in 2017.