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Richard Steer named Building’s Personality of the Year

Richard Steer, chairman of Nottingham based property and construction consultancy, Gleeds, has been named Personality of the Year 2017 by Building Magazine, the UK’s leading construction publication.

The ‘Oscars of the construction industry’, the Building Awards are the sector’s longest running and most prestigious recognition of excellence. The Personality of the Year accolade is presented to an individual who is found to be able to inspire the industry through strength of character, and who is respected for their passion and drive, as well as business success.

Since Richard joined Gleeds in 1981 he has been instrumental in developing the organisation’s global footprint, and it now represents the best in British construction management on a worldwide basis. His nomination came as a result of his personal commitment and day-to-day continued involvement in achieving this mission.

Commenting on the award, Richard said: “I am thrilled and incredibly proud to have been recognised by my peers with this award. While I am of course delighted that my colleagues have been inspired to nominate me personally, the team at Gleeds has had a hugely successful year so I consider this win a reflection of the tremendous level of hard work and determination shown by them.”

Anthony Cork, director for Gleeds in Nottingham added: “Richard’s colleagues were absolutely delighted to support his nomination for Personality of the Year and we are very proud to see him win. He is absolutely deserving of recognition, not only for his development of this uniquely successful commercial organisation, but also for his promotion of the built environment to young people and his commitment to improving society as a whole.”

More than 1400 people attended the ceremony, hosted by comedians Katherine Ryan and Rory Bremner, at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. It is the second year in a row Gleeds has been successful, with the company collecting Construction Consultancy of the Year at last year’s event.

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