Michael joined Robert Woodhead Ltd in August 2011 on a 1 year student placement, as a Project Co-ordinator from Sheffield Hallam University Studying BSc (Hons) Building Surveying. During his Work Placement year he had progressed and impressed those at Robert Woodhead Ltd. Testament to this, he was offered and accepted the opportunity to return to University part time to finish his course, whilst working the remaining four days a week at Woodhead.
During his studies at Secondary School Michael had always been passionate about wanting to be part of the Construction Industry. In 2004 he took it upon himself to gain work experience in his summer holidays at Matthew Montague Architects, which fuelled his passion for construction.
In order to settle on his career choice he undertook voluntary work experience at Milner McCrea Chartered Surveyors which affirmed his choice to progress with Building Surveying as a degree. In 2009 he commenced BSc (Honours) in Building Surveying (accredited by the RICS, the Association of Building Engineers and the Chartered Institute of Building) at Sheffield Hallam University. Throughout his time he was always searching for work experience to enforce what he had been learning at University and was able to do so at two further surveying firms Tim Stubbs Ltd and Preserva Ltd.
During his first 12 months he has worked on numerous sustainable developments undertaking a variety of project co-ordination and surveying roles. His primary role was the co-ordination of Assessments for BREEAM and Code for Sustainable Homes.
Since 2011 Michael has embraced the values and ethos of Woodhead embarking on an exceptional journey with a thirst for developing his skills and the skills of others around him
Michael’s early projects included working on the development of 26 New CfSH Level 4 Homes for Nottingham City Homes – The developments are located across 4 separate sites in Nottingham with a project value of £2.6m and our first project for Nottingham City Homes. A partnership that like Michael has flourished and to this day Michael still works on projects for Nottingham City Homes. Michael progressed from a Trainee Project Co-ordinator to a Trainee Quantity Surveyor in 2016.
Collaboration and partnership working is demonstrated as we have since delivered over 250 new homes for Nottingham City Homes, recently handing over 13 more homes in March 2020. A shining example of a happy client that Michael has helped to nurture into a key account for Woodhead.
During this time he has also undertaken additional qualifications including National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) Certificate and is a qualified Code for Sustainable Homes Assessor. He has also attended numerous conferences/seminars to further gain his knowledge in the Construction sector including Passivhaus, Offsite Manufacture, BIM and Chartered Institute of Housing.
He graduated from University in 2014 with First Class Honours and was recognised for his outstanding achievements and scores by being awarded the Sheffield Hallam Bournston Prize, the Sheffield Hallam Built Environment Prize for Oustanding Achievement in Final Year, CIOB Certificate of Excellence and the RICS Regional Prize for the highest marks within the region and received the Young Achiever of the Year Award in 2015 at the East Midlands Celebrating Construction Awards.