A SITE manager from Sauchie has narrowly missed out on a top national industry award at a ceremony in London.

Ian Welsh, senior site manager with CALA Homes, was named runner-up in the Large Builder category for his work at Mayburn Park, Straiton at this year's NHBC Supreme Awards.

The glittering ceremony, which was held in London on Friday, January 25, consisted of winners from different regional awards across the UK and recognised the pinnacle of achievements by site managers.

The Wee County man said: "To have been in the running for this award is testimony to the hard work, dedication and high standards set by all of the CALA team.

"I must thank all my teams on site for sticking resolutely to the highest possible standards. At times the site has been challenging with steep slopes requiring a lot of skilled work.

"The subcontractors we use all understand the importance of our approach to quality and health and safety. They have proven themselves throughout as professionals working at the highest level."

Ian's shortlisting follows on from his success at regional level, where he was awarded a Seal of Excellence for Mayburn Park at the NHBC Pride in the regional awards last year.