Paul Ebbs, Barratt Site Manager

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Barratt site manager up for industry award

Paul Ebbs, site manager for major national housebuilder Barratt, is in the running for a top industry award.

Paul has been shortlisted in the Project Manager category of the Duke of Gloucester’s Young Achievers Scheme. These awards recognise exceptional young professionals in the construction industry, with the aim of promoting working in construction to young people from all walks of life.

Paul began his career with Barratt as an apprentice at the age of 16, and in only seven years has reached the position of site manager, where he currently leads a £20m regeneration development of 237 homes in Eastleigh, Hampshire.

Paul has excelled at every stage of his career so far, winning numerous company awards, achieving NVQ, BTEC, HNC and degree level qualifications in construction, and in recent years he has also acted as a mentor to young apprentices joining the company.

A local man, Paul has always lived in and around the Southampton area, and worked as a site manager on the £15m regeneration project in the city, as well as at developments in Winchester and Chichester. Paul now lives with his family in a Barratt home near to the site he manages in Eastleigh.

Paul said, “I’m delighted and honoured to have been shortlisted for this award. I’ve learnt so much during my time with Barratt, and it’s great being able to work with some fantastic colleagues in providing high quality housing.

“I have received a lot of support from Barratt in the last seven years, and I’m enjoying being in a position to be able to help and support some of the apprentices coming into the company. Construction is a highly skilled industry with a lot of opportunities, and encouraging young people into the organisation is an important part of my role.”

Managing director Ian Wallace said, “We are very proud of Paul in being shortlisted for these awards. He is a dedicated and conscientious young man who has shown excellent leadership skills, and he is a wonderful example of our commitment to developing young people working in the industry.”

Winners will receive a unique package of support through the Trust and development opportunities through a one year mentoring programme, to enable them to make an even greater impact in their future careers.

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London on March 13.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Liz Pusey .

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