Jake Bishop shortlisted for trio of awards

A rising star of the construction sector has been recognised after being named on the shortlist for a trio of regional and national industry awards.

Jake Bishop, 29 from Solihull, is a site manager for Coventry-headquartered Deeley Construction and has been nominated for three major awards.

He has been shortlisted for Emerging Property Person of the Year at the Insider Midlands Residential Property Awards, UK Construction Week (UKCW) Role Model and Rising Star at the National Federation of Builders (NFB) Construction Awards of Excellence.

Jake joined Deeley Construction as a trainee site manager in 2019 and completed a HNC qualification in 2021. He is now nearing completion of a degree in BSc Construction Management, which he has balanced alongside working as a site manager.

He has been aiding the business in implementing Lean Construction principles over the last three years, including the delivery of an £11 million Extra Care Scheme for Housing 21 in Didcot.

Jake was also site manager for the £13 million Extra Care Scheme for Housing 21 at Dawley Road in Telford, and has remained in Telford to deliver a £5.2 million care home for Exemplar Health Care.

Jake said: “Being shortlisted for awards isn’t something I ever expected but it is certainly a really proud moment.

“I’m still learning every day, progressing and seeking to improve. Deeley couldn’t have been more invested in me and my development for the last five years.

“I’ve had numerous opportunities to step up and the senior team has had the confidence in me to deliver difficult tasks in challenging circumstances.

“It’s been a brilliant five years and I hope that I have been able to repay the business for the faith they have shown in me. I hope to continue that development and move into project management and contract management roles further down the line in my career.

“It was definitely a surprise to find out I’d been nominated for these awards but I’m looking forward to attending the ceremonies to represent Deeley Construction.”

Deeley Construction has a proud history of supporting the development of young people and trainees.

The business is a member of The 5% Club and 20 per cent of its workforce have come through a trainee, apprenticeship or graduate programme.

Chris Newman, Operations Director for Deeley Construction, also joined the business as a trainee and has mentored Jake over the last five years.

He said: “Jake has developed into an important member of the construction team over the last five years and we are all very impressed in the progress he has made since joining as a trainee.

“He has become a well-rounded and skilled site manager, and we look forward to continuing to support his development in the years to come.”

Insider Midlands Residential Property Awards will take place on June 6, UKCW on May 9 and NFB Construction Awards of Excellence on November 7.