Superstar Steve scoops top accolade

Published Monday 21 March 2016

A building control officer from Market Harborough has been elevated to ‘superstar’ status after winning a top award.

Steve Costall

Harborough District Council’s principal building control officer, Steve Costall, is now the LABC (Local Authority Building Control) Superstar for the East Midlands region.

Steve (pictured) received the award at a formal LABC Policy Conference event, in front of about 200 delegates, at the Marriott Hotel in Leicester on 14 March 2016.

The awards celebrate and recognise those unique individuals within local authority building control teams who go that extra mile to support their colleagues, provide excellent customer service or protect the public in an exemplary way.

They are individuals who are worthy of recognition for their brilliance, diligence and passion for public service. The judges were also looking for people who have demonstrated excellent levels of commercial awareness, good management practices and shown innovation in service delivery or working practices.

The East Midlands region saw a significant number of nominations with Steve being named as outright winner. 

Steve, who lives in Market Harborough, said: “I am really pleased to have been nominated for the LABC Superstar Awards by my team and to have been judged to be the East Midlands regional winner is fantastic.”

The council’s building control service ensures that buildings are constructed properly and in accordance with current standards and regulations. This is done by checking the information provided with the application (eg. plans) and then inspecting the construction work as it progresses on site.

Cllr Phil King, deputy leader of Harborough District Council, said: “Our congratulations to Steve. This is an impressive achievement which recognises his hard work, diligence and dedication to the work of the building control team at the council.” 

Find out more about Harborough District Council’s building control department.