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Andrew Gladwin, Willmott Dixon


Project nominated for: Cotton End Forest School

Nominated by: Stephanie Hensman, Willmott Dixon


Andrew's nominator tell us why he was nominated:



Through routine site visits and a Biodiversity Roadshow, Andrew has enabled the team to understand the “why” behind Biodiversity Enhancement rather than something that they are just required to do as part of landscaping requirements.



Through regular engagement with the project team, Andrew has inspired the project team to carry out the enhancement activities that could very easily have been value engineered due to budget reviews.


Through outlining the importance of Biodiversity Enhancement with the project team and keeping activities on track for implementation, Andrew has generated a high level of enthusiasm that has resulted in an extensive enhancement programme.


Andrew has enabled the Biodiversity Enhancement programme to be carried out in full by highlighting its importance and outlining the consequences of not carrying out the work. Budget constraints could have easily resulted in a reduced programme of works.



Andrew has demonstrated extensive knowledge in biodiversity enhancement through key engagement with colleagues in the development of the Willmott Dixon Corporate Biodiversity Enhancement Strategy as well as communication with project teams in delivering their objectives.


How Andrew has gone the extra mile to enrich and enhance biodiversity on this project…

Andrew has transformed the fortunes of the project that otherwise looked uncertain at one point due to budget constraints. The project team have benefited from working closely with Andrew not only because of regular contact with him but because of his ability to apply the requirements of the company’s Biodiversity Enhancement Strategy which he had a key part in developing. The Biodiversity Roadshow that Andrew delivered last summer was a key point in time for the project. It was through this that he was able to pull together the team ensuring that they realise the importance of keeping the activities on programme for development.

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