Three site managers working on sites in Worchestershire have been honoured with the National House Building Council’s (NHBC) hotly-contested Pride in the Job awards.
Andy Tromans, a site manager for the Midlands arm of Taylor Wimpey was credited for his management of The Hopyards, a site in Martley. Another Andy – this time Andy Addis, a site manager for Lioncourt Homes Ltd – won a Pride in the Job award for his role on the Saxon Meadow site, Kempsey. Finally, one of Persimmon Homes South Midlands’ site managers, Jamie Duggan bagged his award for his management of a Pershore site, Wyre Meadows.
The three men join NHBC’s Hall and Fame and stand alongside nearly 450 others from across the UK acknowledged by the association as exemplary.
The Pride in the Job award has been running for 36 years and aims to celebrate and commemorate the hard work put in by site managers and, furthermore, the valid contribution they make when it comes to building homes in an effective, efficient and high quality manner. Winners have undergone spot checks to ascertain the quality of their day-to-day site management and, similarly, each site is itself assessed under 37 different, site management-specific criteria, including: technical knowledge, quality control, building consistency, and health and safety.
Paul Edwards, Regional Director at the NHBC, congratulated the trio, saying they should be commended for their efforts and positive contribution to the local community. He added that the three men should be taken as a benchmark from which others can learn and that the role of the Pride in the Job awards is very much to highlight and inspire best practice.
Of course, with exceptional site management comes the construction of exceptional homes; Paul Edwards also highlighted the benefit of the Pride in the Job awards for customers. According the data gathered by the NHBC, people buying homes at Pride in the Job winning sites tend to express higher levels of customer satisfaction that those buying elsewhere, he pointed out.
All 400+ Quality Award winners will be shortlisted for the NHBC’s Seals of Excellence awards and various regional titles as part of the association’s year-long judging process. Eventual winners will be revealed in the autumn with regional winners going forward to the Pride in the Job final in London in the new year.