Team members named finalists in national awards

Thirteen is celebrating after two team members are in the running to receive a national construction industry award.

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25 Mar 2019

Project co-ordinator Keri Devine and trainee project co-ordinator Amy Trundley in Thirteen’s design and delivery team, have both been shortlisted in the rising star category of the Direct Works Forum Repairs and Maintenance Awards.

Amy started her career with Thirteen as an apprentice, then as a work planner arranging repairs. Similarly, Keri progressed from investment administrator to programme performance and information officer within the repairs team, which led to them wanting to develop their careers in the construction industry.

They both joined the design and delivery team in 2017, where they’ve worked on some challenging investment projects with external contractors. However, the demands on the job haven’t stopped the team from going the extra mile - providing excellent customer service and organising community fundraising events.

Now they’re on their way through a two-year course with Teesside University, combining studying and work to complete the HNC (Higher National Certificate) in building studies.

Senior property and investment manager Richard Marron said: “This is fantastic news and is testament to their hard work and determination to progress in their careers.

“Both Keri and Amy are a great role models, with their infectious enthusiasm, a genuine desire to develop, learn through experience and go the extra mile attitudes.

“Being a finalist is something to be proud of and we would like to wish them both the very best of luck. They truly are rising stars in our organisation”

Winners will be announced on 11 June at the awards ceremony.