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Graham Newton Award given to Darren Harris


Published by Tina for Spectrum Housing Group in Housing and also in Health

Exeter-based contract supervisor Darren Harris has been awarded the Graham Newton Memorial Award by Spectrum Property Care.

Graham Newton was Spectrum Property Care’s Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality (SHEQ) Manager from 2005 to 2010.

Graham implemented the current SHEQ controls for the company which enabled them to gain important safety accreditations (the ISO and OHSAS) and win 5 RoSPA Gold awards for the management of health and safety. He sadly lost his battle with cancer and passed away in 2010.

The award for outstanding SHEQ performance was created in Graham’s honour and to recognise the positive safety legacies that he left behind.

Darren received the award by virtue of his outstanding contributions to safety during the removal of unlicensed (low grade) asbestos as part of kitchen and bathroom refurbishments. His performance had been recognised not just by his contracts managers but also the client, Exeter City Council.

Andrew Philpott, Contract Manager said: "Exeter City Council produce their own performance reports and due to Darren’s efforts, Spectrum Property Care is one of the lead contractor and has been for some months.

Andy Carr, Building Services Manager at Exeter City Council said: "Since Darren has supervised the Kitchen and Bathroom contracts the standard of finish and tenant satisfaction has been consistently high, well done. Congratulations on your award."

Darren Harris said: “I am thrilled to receive this award. Graham was a well-respected member of staff who had a passion for his work. It means a lot to gain this recognition.”

Paul Bryan, Managing Director of Spectrum Property Care said: “Darren has upheld our high standards of safety management and is a worthy winner of the coveted Graham Newton Memorial Award. All of us who worked with Graham know that he would have been proud of Darren’s performance, his life’s work was to strive to create safe working environments for everyone. This award ensures that Graham’s legacy lives on for future generations.”


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