PLG senior architect wins employee of the year

Alison Pressley Employee of Year 2023

Alison Pressley was presented with PLG’s inaugural Adam Oakley Cup after winning the PLG Employee of the Year 2023. 

Alison was recognised for her ongoing commitment to the business and always going the extra mile to support our clients, during both the design and the construction of their accessible homes. 

The award was presented by Phillip Gill, Director, during the end-of-year conference and prize giving. Phillip explained:  

“After Adam passed last year, we wanted to create this award to ensure that his legacy was part of what we do at PLG for many years to come.

This award means that the recipient has displayed empathy, hard work and innovation, all of which are qualities that Adam was renowned for and are at the heart of everything we do.

“Alison has been with us a little while now and for me personally she was the obvious inaugural winner.”

Alison, Project Architect and Senior Team Leader, has been employed with PLG since 2020 and has over 25 years of experience in the construction industry. She said:  

“It’s an honour to be the first person to receive this award. Adam was a friend and colleague who contributed greatly to the business in his time here and was always on hand to bounce ideas off as well as being an incredible source of technical knowledge.”

Alison takes ownership of the design and implementation of projects, leading the adaptations, refurbishments, alterations and extensions across multiple projects. She also supports members of the Architectural team, sharing her specialist knowledge about disability adaptation.  

This award comes hot on the heels of Alison being awarded a prestigious LABC Award for her work on Mill Cottage, the first project she worked on after joining PLG Consultants, and more recently, a regional LABC award for Toki Farm which is also in line for National recognition at an awards ceremony later this week. 

‘The Adam Oakley Cup’ was created in recognition of Adam’s time at PLG. The award acknowledges his contribution to the architectural industry, his generosity of spirit and dedication to his family. Adam was highly respected by his colleagues and the award is a fitting tribute. 

The end-of-year awards ceremony also recognised Architectural Office Manager Louise Jackson as runner-up and Property Consultant Ellie Wilson in third place for their contributions during 2023.  

The architect and property finding teams had an incredible year meeting our client’s needs. Looking back at some of the achievements, we have viewed and secured more rental properties, viewed and secured more purchase properties, completed more architectural projects and delivered more homes for people with life-changing injuries than ever before. 

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