Like father, like son – third-generation home builder following in family’s footsteps
26 August 2022
A Glasgow-based construction worker has become the third generation of his family to build a career with Persimmon West Scotland.
Bryan McCann is part of the team building nearly 600 new homes at Persimmon’s Boulevard development, near Pollock Country Park in Glasgow. He is currently Assistant Site Manager – supporting the running of the development that includes two, three and four-bedroom homes.
Bryan follows his father, Brian, and grandfather, Jack, in working with Persimmon. Dad Brian has been a bricklayer with Persimmon for over twenty years and currently works at the company’s Castle Gardens development in Cambuslang, while Grandad Jack was also a bricklayer and worked on Persimmon developments across Glasgow and West Scotland.
Bryan started out as an apprentice, working for his Dad, before studying at City of Glasgow College and gaining an HND in Construction Management. Now a key member of the Persimmon West Scotland team, much of Bryan’s current role is focused on providing a first-class customer experience. That includes delivering services such as home demonstrations – showing customers everything they need to know about their new home – and supporting families throughout the move-in process.
“My family has had a great relationship with Persimmon over the years and being the third generation of a family to work with the same company must be pretty unusual these days.
“It was my Dad who encouraged me into the industry and to Persimmon and I haven’t looked back since. A big part of my role – and for Persimmon as a company – is ensuring customer satisfaction and I’m really enjoying working with families at our Boulevard development to show them our brilliant new homes and make sure they have a great experience with us from start to finish.
“Between them, my Dad and Grandad have spent over 22 years helping Persimmon build new homes and create communities across West Scotland and I’m hoping to add a good few more to that total.”
Chris Logan, Persimmon West Scotland Managing Director, said:
“It’s brilliant to see Bryan following in his family’s footsteps and going from strength to strength with the business.
“Bryan’s story reflects our commitment to creating good quality jobs and apprenticeships and supporting our staff to progress and develop their careers here.
“We’re proud to have received full accreditation from the Living Wage Foundation and as one of Scotland’s largest employers of bricklaying apprentices, our developments create real opportunities for young people to gain valuable experience and begin developing the skills they’ll need for a successful career.”