A young house building site manager for well-established civil engineering and building firm, Britcon, has scooped a top national award at “The Bricks”, the prestigious LABC Warranty event celebrating the very best businesses and individuals in the UK housebuilding industry.
At the tender age of just 22 Declan Hunt is already overseeing the construction and delivery of 68 new family houses for H.G. Homes at Yaddlethorpe Grange, Scunthorpe. This becomes even more remarkable when you consider this being H.G. Homes’ first venture into the world of residential development.
Hunt was nominated for “The Bricks” and more particularly the “Rising Star” award by his work colleagues and the regional warranty inspector. They described him as ‘a most caring and conscientious employee who has gained the respect of his peers, contractors and new home purchasers.’
Keen to expand his knowledge and gain experience Hunt “juggles” quality house building with his part time degree studies at Sheffield Hallam University where he is due to qualify during 2019.
“The Bricks” is a top industry event hosted by LABC Warranty at a glittering annual ceremony in London and recognises the exceptional work of developers, builders, contractors and individuals who go the extra mile to deliver the highest quality and standards in house building.
Working alongside Local Authority Building Control and the housebuilders, LABC Warranty provide full warranties across this industry, with over 3,000 developments or individuals being eligible at the start of the nomination process.
On winning the award he said, “Not only am I extremely proud to have won the ‘Rising Star’ trophy, I feel humbled that my colleagues recognised this and put me forward for such a prestigious award. This is a fantastic way to “kick” off my career in the housebuilding industry.
“Since being very young I have always wanted to be involved in house building and I hope that my dedication and commitment is reflected in the very high-quality standards we aim to achieve on the builds and with customer care. To be recognised for my work within the Hunt family business makes it even more rewarding.”
Declan Hunt is employed by Britcon which is a subsidiary of the Hunt Group business. Established for almost 30 years, Britcon is now a £45 million turnover business headquartered in Scunthorpe directly employing 110 people on its many project sites across the UK.
Britcon’s Managing Director, Paul Clarkson said, “We are very proud that Declan has won this prestigious UK industry award. It is fantastic achievement for Declan given that he’s been in our industry for less than 5 years. As a business we are committed to support and recognise our talented individuals at every opportunity. The fact that he’s a Hunt family member makes it even more special and truly reflects the continuing family ethos and values running through our business today”.
Hunt Group CEO and Declan’s Dad, Shaun Hunt, added, “I’m very proud of Declan’s achievements to date and the maturity he displays for such a young man. He’s certainly striving forward in our new business venture and it’s most pleasing to see this being supported by his peers and already recognised by industry professionals. I, the wider family and all those within the Group businesses wish him every success and all the very best in the future”.