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Jamie McCaffery


Project nominated for: The Barony Campus, East Ayrshire

Nominated by: Anne Richardson, East Ayrshire Council 

Jamie's nominator tell us why he was nominated:



Jamie works each week with school pupils of all ages and abilities to integrate them to the building process adapting the information to suit the audience. Reinforcing the importance of the bug hotel and the bird boxes and why we would have these on site.



Jamie regularly gives talks to school, college and university students about his route into the industry and being a young manager on a huge project. When getting the kids to do activities he makes them fun but educational so when they kids leave they understand how important biodiversity is in the construction industry.


amie is never complacent when reaching targets and motivates younger staff members, consistently reinforcing the importance of community engagement. He always thinks outside the box when it comes to the best ways to encourage the supply chain to consider the importance of the environment during and after construction.


Jamie is consistently thinking of ways to engage the children each week. He has organised a DIY night with parents of the school kids, the college and our supply chain to promote the industry as well utilising the waste materials from the site.



Jamie from the onset has considered local neighbours when looking at our surplus materials and where this would be most beneficial. Using the excess wood for educational activities with the kids which included making bird boxes and considering the food waste on site being recycled as fertiliser.


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

Jamie has a massive involvement in all the environmental engagements involving local community groups. This has ranged from educational activities to enhancing areas for enterprise for example organising topsoil to the Boswell Centre in Auchinleck who are creating a community garden to grow plants and vegetables to sell, what will be a legacy in this community.  Jamie dressed up as our health and safety mascot and went around local primary schools to educate them on what we are doing to make an improvement to the environment whilst we are on site. Initiatives include; building the bug hotel, bird boxes and bat boxes as well as rain water harvesting.

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