NHBC managing director Mike Quinton, Isle of Wight builder Chris Osman and host, the comedian, Michael McIntyre.
THE top-quality work of a self-employed Isle of Wight builder has been recognised at a national awards ceremony.
Chris Osman was runner-up in the best small builder category at the National Housebuilding Council’s (NHBC) Pride in the Job awards, held in London last month.
He was nominated for the award by the Island’s NHBC inspector, Peter Wright, for Clovelly, a development of three terraced houses in Avenue Road, Freshwater, which he built and now rents out.
He was chosen as runner-up from 13,000 registered builders in the UK and presented with a trophy by NHBC managing director Mike Quinton and comedian Michael McIntyre, who hosted the ceremony.
Chris, 45, who has run his own businesses since he was a teenager, founded his current company, CCO Develop-ments, in 2005.
He lives in Watergate Road, Newport, in a house he built himself.
Chris said: "It was a complete surprise when they called my name out. I’m gutted I didn’t win the actual award but runner-up out of 13,000 is still pretty good.
"The awards recognise good site management and health and safety as well as a high standard of workmanship, so it shows customers the company has a good reputation for turning out a quality product."