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1st January 2024

Chestnut Homes' longest standing employee retires after 26 years

After working for Chestnut Homes for more than 26 years, this week we say farewell to quality control manager Mick Burridge who will be retiring to enjoy more time with his family and immerse himself in his love for gliding and his motorbike.


Having been in the construction industry for over 50 years, Mick has worked his way up the ranks from apprentice joiner to contracts manager.


He first joined Chestnut Homes in 1997 as a site manager, when we began building our first site, Kingsway in Boston. Over the years, he’s had various roles with us, including site manager, contracts manager, and quality control manager.


Commenting on his longstanding career, Mick Burridge said: “I’ve very much enjoyed my time here at Chestnut Homes, and I’ve had such a great career and it’s down to those who have supported me at Chestnut Homes.


“I joined the team when it was building one of it’s first sites at Kingsway, in Boston. The site was half complete and I could already see the quality of the homes they were building. I’ve worked in many areas of the industry and the finish on Chestnut homes - both interiors and exteriors – were nothing like what I’d seen before.


“My favourite part of the job has always been trying to manage so many different projects at once. I’ve always had the excitement of doing something that seems impossible and building homes is a challenge like no other.


“Chestnut Homes puts a lot of thought into every home at each of its developments and that’s what makes them so unique. I’d like to thank all of the team for making this job so special.


“I’m looking forward to my retirement as it’s a change of pace for me. I can look after my family and my wife and enjoy my hobbies such as gliding and getting out on my motorbike. It’s great that I’ll now have the time to dedicate more to vintage gliding rallies in particular..”


Mick has worked on numerous sites for Chestnut Homes during his time including The Chase in Boston, Grange Meadows in Metheringham, Cooks Lock in Boston, Church Walk in Sibsey, and Kirton Meadows in Kirton.


Rob Newton, construction director at Chestnut Homes, said: “It’s been a pleasure having Mick as a part of our Chestnut family for the past 26 years. He’s been such an integral part of the team and although we’re sad to see him go, we’re delighted he can enjoy his retirement.  


“Mick has provided us with many years of hard work and dedication, and we hope to see others follow in his footsteps. Our employees are truly valued at Chestnut Homes, and it's wonderful to have seen his career grow during these two decades.


“We’d like to congratulate Mick on his retirement, and we wish him and his family many happy years.”

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