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Judge profile - Tom McGuire

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Tom McGuire started his career as a Bricklaying apprentice with Taylor Woodrow upon leaving school at 15, he has gained vast experience and knowledge within the Brickwork sector having worked through the ranks from apprentice to Bricklayer, Supervisor, Contracts manager, Director and currently Managing Director for Grangewood Brickwork. Tom has a passion for quality and for raising standards within the industry, he is equally passionate about training the next generation of Bricklayers and for promoting Brick as the material of choice.

Grangewood Brickwork, established in 1997, have progressed to become market leaders in the execution and delivery of Brickwork projects throughout London, they have forged a solid reputation for reliability, professionalism and attention to detail. In 2016 their project at Newport Street was awarded the Stirling prize, whilst the same year they were amongst other accolades, judged to be the Specialist Contractor of The Year by the Brick Development Association.

“The Brick Awards are hugely important, first and foremost to promote this simple but wonderful and vibrant material which is brick, but also to promote, recognise and reward the collaborative efforts made architects, designers and craftsmen alike. The Brick Awards continue to grow in stature, and this year I am particularly exited to see the quality and diversity of the entries”