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Special award for long serving Redrow director

One of Redrow’s most respected directors has been honoured with a special achievement award.

Construction boss Keith Collard was presented with the accolade at the housebuilder’s recent Building Responsibly Awards in tribute to a career which has spanned three decades.

Collard oversees construction at Redrow developments across Lancashire, parts of Greater Manchester and the Liverpool City Region including Summerhill Park in Liverpool, Dover Meadows in Maghull and Sanderling Park in Formby.

The 55-year-old, who lives in Coppull in Chorley, began his working life with Redrow as a trainee assistant site manager in 1989, after starting as a forklift driver for the Whelmar Homes operation which Redrow had acquired two years earlier.

His passion for the job saw him move continually upwards and he took on his current director’s role at Redrow Homes (Lancashire) 14 years ago.

Collard says: “As much as I enjoy my job, and as much as this award means, the pleasure comes from seeing young people come through the ranks like I did; and helping apprentices and site managers to develop their own careers and reach their potential.”

Redrow is sponsoring the Innovation Award at this year’s NWPAs which take place on 10 October at Lutyens Crypt in Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral.