Northamptonshire Assistant Site Manager scoops regional award

Redrow Awards – Photo Credit: Matthew Power Photography

A Northamptonshire Assistant Site Manager has received a prestigious award from a local housebuilder. 

Samantha Gillingham, currently based at Ash Gardens housing development in Northamptonshire, has been selected as Redrow Homes South Midlands’ Employee of the Year, thanks to her unwavering enthusiasm and determination to ensure every home meets the highest standards of quality.

Samantha joined Redrow Homes three years ago as a trainee site assistant at Rockingham View, in Market Harborough. She was promoted to Assistant Site Manager in just eight months, and has since worked across a range of developments, including Cransley Green in Broughton.

Samantha built her career in sales in the housebuilding sector, before realising her true calling lay on the field rather than in an office, and joined Redrow Homes. She is now responsible for liaising with various sub-contractors and overseeing working methods to ensure the homes are built to the highest possible standard.

A highly regarded employee, Sam enjoys a fast-paced environment and has grown from strength-to-strength since starting her latest role. Her strong team working skills and enthusiasm led to her winning the Employee of the Year award – her very first award.

Samantha said: “I’m thrilled that my hard work has paid off. Coming from a sales background, I felt like an outsider at first, but I love my job. I get to work with a wonderful team of individuals, interact with many different people, and it is so varied that I never get bored!

“It is fantastic to be recognised and I would like to thank my supportive co-workers who help me to do my best every day.”

Bill Cairns, Redrow Construction Director, said: “Samantha always goes above and beyond for her team and our customers to create thriving communities, so it is no surprise she was selected as Redrow Homes South Midlands’ Employee of the Year. She’s an extremely valuable member of the team and I’m looking forward to see her continue to grow as part of the Redrow Homes team. Congratulations Samantha!”

John Mann, Managing Director for Redrow Homes South Midlands, added; “Samantha has been an outstanding employee from the moment she joined Redrow Homes: she is eager to learn and grow in her role, and she perfectly embodies our values. Her award is well deserved. Well done Samantha!”

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Set in stunning Northamptonshire countryside, Ash Gardens offers a choice of three, four and five-bedroom properties in the historic Roman market town of Towcester. With outstanding local schools and direct trains to London Euston in under an hour, the development is ideal for families looking to enjoy the fresh air of the country.