Two Cambridgeshire Site Managers from David Wilson Homes have won a top national award for the quality of the homes they are building.
Andy Brown (37) and Craig Gillies (29), based at developments in Ramsey and Needingworth respectively, have both won prestigious awards for their work onsite, marking them down as the best in the UK.
Known as the “Oscars of the housebuilding industry”, the National House Building Council (NHBC) Pride in The Job Quality awards recognise the finest Site Managers from around the country.
Andy, Site Manager at the newly-launched Needingworth Park development in Needingworth, won the award for managing the housebuilder’s Warboys new homes site. This is his second Pride in the Job Quality award after working with David Wilson Homes for nine years.
He said: “Winning the award feels like a great personal achievement and one I’m very proud of when sharing the news to colleagues, family and friends.”
Craig, who won his award for Romans’ Edge in Godmanchester but recently moved to Ramsey Park in Ramsey, is celebrating his first Pride in the Job award win. He added: “It feels amazing to be given this award and it’s something I’ve been aiming towards for the last five or six years since becoming a Site Manager.
“Each year it felt as though I was getting closer and closer so to finally get one is something I’m very proud of.”
In total, parent company Barratt Developments PLC Site Managers won 93 Pride in the Job Quality awards this year. This is the 17th year in a row that Barratt Developments has won more Pride in the Job Quality awards than any other housebuilder, showing its long-term commitment to building high quality homes.
These awards, now in their 41st year, rate Site Managers against key criteria such as technical expertise, health and safety, consistency, leadership and attention to detail. The awards celebrate the vital role Site Managers play in ensuring new homes are delivered on-time, on safe sites, and to the highest quality standards.
Every Site Manager who is registered with the NHBC is automatically entered into the awards, with just 450 winners being selected from 11,000 entrants, showing how difficult they are to win.
These awards come off the back of a David Wilson Homes Site Manager being crowned the overall winner in last year’s awards. Kirk Raine, Senior Project Manager, won the supreme award, the fifth time in the last six years that a Barratt Developments Site Manager has won the top prize.
John Dillon, Managing Director at David Wilson Homes South Midlands, said: “These awards showcase only the best new homes and well-run sites. By winning so many awards it demonstrates that we are building some of the highest quality homes in the country. It also shows the long-term commitment we have to looking after our customers and making them happy. No other housebuilder can match our record at the NHBC Pride in the Job Quality awards.”
These awards closely follow Barratt Developments being awarded five stars by its customers for satisfaction in the annual Home Builders Federation (HBF) new homes survey. To be rated five star means that more than 90% of its customers would recommend one of its homes to a friend, with Barratt Developments being the only major national housebuilder to be rated five star for 12 years in a row.
For more information about David Wilson Homes visit www.dwh.co.uk or call the sales team on 033 3355 8486.