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Celebrating the Best of British Building at the Excellence Awards 2017


The highly anticipated 2017 Premier Guarantee Excellence Awards took place at Aqua Shard on Wednesday 18th October. Hosted by broadcaster and former politician Michael Portillo, the event saw 120 customers, staff and guests gather at the world famous, iconic venue to celebrate the best of British building and to enjoy a pre-lunch drinks reception of champagne, cocktails and canapés. Guests were then treated to a 5 course meal, accompanied by musical entertainment by London-based acoustic band The Travelling Hands.


The ceremony was opened by Chairman and CEO Gary Devaney, setting the scene for our host for the day - a former conservative cabinet minister whose political career spanned 13 years, yet is perhaps now better known for travelling the world’s railways in brightly coloured suits… Mr Michael Portillo.


After a starter of Cured Monkfish and Cornish Crab it was time for the first set of awards, for which Premier Guarantee’s Managing Director Jacki Goodman was welcomed up to stage to assist Mr Portillo. The categories, highly commended and winning sites for these awards are as follows:


Single Unit Development of the Year


Winner  Seagrave Developments, Rosebank

Highly Commended – Belhaven Homes, La Serena
Highly Commended – Parnell Homes, Stargazer


Small Development of the Year


Winner  Bracken Developments, Durlston & Corfe House

Highly Commended – CountyLife Homes Ltd, West Brunton Farm
Highly Commended – Linfit Developments, Woodthorpe Hall Gardens

Medium Development of the Year


Winner  Wyatt Homes, Brimsmore

Highly Commended – Claymore Homes, Greenbank Village
Highly Commended – Stonebond Properties, The Brackens


Large Development of the Year


Winner - Berkeley Homes (West London) Ltd, Chiswick Gate

Highly Commended – Persimmon Homes West Scotland, The Boulevard
Highly Commended – Story Homes, Summerpark
Highly Commended – Zero C Ltd, Tornagrain (New Town)


After the first set of awards a main course of Hereford Fillet Steak was served, accompanied by the sweet serenade of The Travelling Hands.


Glenn Gale, Premier Guarantee’s Sales Director, was then invited up to stage to co-host the second set of awards. The categories, winning and highly commended sites for these were: 


Social Housing Development of the Year

Winner - Springfield Properties & Hanover (Scotland) Housing Association, Linkwood View

Highly Commended – McTaggart Construction & West Lothian Council, Drumshoreland


Multi-storey Development of the Year 

Winner - Berkeley Homes (North East London) Ltd, Woodberry Down

Highly Commended – Greenland (UK) Investment Ltd, Ram Quarter
Highly Commended – PMC Construction & Development Services, Fruit & Veg

Apartment Scheme of the Year

Winner  Heronslea, The Residence

Highly Commended - Colmar Construction and PegasusLife, The Landings
Highly Commended - Colmar Construction, PegasusLife and Westcoast Developments, ACE
Highly Commended - Heronslea Ltd, Hillside Manor
Highly Commended - Springfield Properties Plc, Powderhall Gate


A dessert course of Blood Orange and White Chocolate Lollipops and Salted Caramel Chocolate Mousse followed, hopefully leaving our guests with just enough room for one more set of awards. Gary Devaney was once again called up to stage to present the final two awards, Site Manager of the Year and Developer of the Year.


And the winners were:


Site Manager of the Year


Richard Coles, Wyatt Homes


Developer of the Year


Berkeley Group


What our guests had to say


The event was a great success with positive feedback being received from both staff and customers. A selection of the customer feedback is as follows…


“Very organised and professionally executed. The venue was fantastic, Michael Portillo was very amusing and I met some great people, from both Premier Guarantee and other nominees.”


Tim Linnell, Seagrave Developments


“It was my very first experience of an award ceremony and hope it shall not be my last. To be chosen and invited down to the Premier Guarantee Excellence Awards was just the icing on my cake; the atmosphere was brilliant and I shall not forget that day that I attended these awards. Thanks for an unforgettable day.”


John Leitch, Zero C Holdings Ltd


“A really special day in a fabulous venue mixing with some of the best developers in the country.”


Mike Pattison, CountyLife Homes ltd


“Everything was perfect – a well-planned perfectly executed event.”


Steve Cripps, PMC Construction


“A fantastic day for all, entertainment, food and venue all second to none. A wonderful experience for everyone involved.”


Lee-Ann Duncan, Hanover Housing Scotland


“Premier Guarantee lived up to their name - they are the premier player in their field and I felt privileged to be invited to such a well-organised and brilliant day, thank you again.”


Alan McWilliam, Springfield Properties


“Extremely pleased to be shortlisted for our development in an exciting and well organised event that pushes the boundaries of industry awards.”


Jonathan Munnery, Parnell Homes Ltd