Meet the Judges

Mike Swatton

Business Development Director - Premier Guarantee

"My background is a practical one, starting out in the industry as a Carpenter & Joiner then moving into a career in Local Authority Building Control for 10 years before joining the structural warranty industry in 1983 as an Inspector. I progressed to several other positions over the years, including the Project Management and Introduction of Computer Technology and data capture for field staff, after which taking up the position of Head of Inspection for the South. My industry experience enabled the next move to Premier Guarantee in 2009 as Business Development Director. Over my 46 years in the industry I have judged awards schemes at all levels for quality in the last 3 decades!"


What do you look for in an award winning site?

"Tidy, organised and compliant."


Peter Bennett

Independent Consultant - Design 42


"Too long ago, my career began as a Building Control Officer in and around the Cheshire area. My next move brought me into the Structural Warranty industry starting as a Regional Surveyor in the North West helping to set up Building Control services and progressing to specialise nationally in the field of Conversions/Refurbishment. Following this was a spell as an independent Consultant (Design 42) working with the House Building Industry before joining the PJ Livesey Group (Manchester), specialists in Conversions, as their Technical Manager. More recently, I joined MDIS as their Technical and Claims Director progressing through to Technical & Business Relations Director following, which I have in my senior years, revived Design 42."


What do you look for in an award winning site?

"The commitment to and the production of Homes of High Quality"