Two Anderson employees are celebrating after catching the eye of judges and scooping a pair of awards.

Max Turner, who lives in Colchester, was named Young Achiever at the recent CONSTRUCT Awards, while Chris Wheelwright, from Chelmsford, was the winner of the Unsung Hero Award.

Both said they were delighted to have been recognised at the industry awards ceremony, which took place earlier this month in London.

Max initially joined Anderson – one of the UK’s leading construction and property development companies – in 2016, enrolling on the two-year groundwork apprenticeship.

The 24-year-old trainee engineer, who is currently based on Anderson’s Haverhill site, tried his hand at various roles on site before enrolling on the BTEC Level 3 Diploma Construction and the Built Environment apprenticeship.

“It’s feels amazing to have got this award,” he said. “I was in disbelief when they announced my name. I really enjoy my job and as a trainee engineer, you get to know all aspects of a particular project, so I’ve learnt a lot. I’m grateful for all the help and support I’ve had along the way.”

Chris, 42, joined Anderson Group 22 years ago as a Junior Site Setting Out Engineer. He was quickly recognised as someone that had a promising career ahead of them.

Within two years of completing his college course, he was promoted to the role of Senior Setting Out Engineer and excelled in the role.

“It’s great to be recognised for my efforts,” said Chris, 278 Works & Infrastructure Manager, who is based at the head office in Chelmsford but often visits various sites, including the one at Haverhill. “I really enjoy my job and the team I work with.”

Steve Howe, Managing Director – Construction, said: “We are delighted to see that the hard work and dedication of our Anderson employees has been recognised on this national scale.

“Here at Anderson, we are always keen to celebrate our people on the ground – we are a close-knit family. We are really proud of Max and Chris, a big ‘well done’ to both of them, from everyone at Anderson.”