Two of David Wilson Homes’ Site Managers have each won a top national award for the quality of the homes they are building in Derbyshire.
Zoe Stothard and Nathan Mannion, based in Mickleover and Ashbourne respectively, have been recognised by the National House Building Council (NHBC) for their work onsite, marking them down as the best in the UK.
Known as the “Oscars of the housebuilding industry”, the prestigious Pride in The Job Quality awards identify the finest Site Managers from around the country.
Originally from Derby, Zoe has been with David Wilson Homes for 16 years and this is her fifth successive Pride in the Job Quality award as the Senior Site Manager in Mickleover.
She said: “Winning this award for a fifth consecutive year is fantastic and each one is just as special as the last. It’s a credit to the incredible team effort required to create a new community in Mickleover.
“Having been onsite since the beginning of the development to its completion, it’s great to be able to look back at the progress we’ve made.
“I’d like to thank my husband for his total understanding of the job pressures and also my site team for their continued hard work.”
Winning his first Pride in the Job Quality award is Nathan (39) who, also from Derby, oversees the construction at the Ramblers’ Gate development in Ashbourne and has been with David Wilson Homes for more than eight years.
He said: “It’s very surreal and it was amazing to get the phone call to hear I’d won my first award as a Site Manager. This achievement is high up there with the birth of my daughter!
“My team onsite makes day-to-day work much easier and they take everything on board. Even during the current climate, everyone has worked hard to maintain the high standards expected of us which has given us a greater sense of achievement.
“Having taken on advice from experienced Site Managers in the past, to be recognised myself is brilliant and I’d like to thank my assistants Jeremy Austin and Adam Holloway for their help, as well as Darren Langton (Construction Director) for his guidance.”
In total, parent company Barratt Developments’ Site Managers won 93 Pride in the Job Quality awards this year. This is the 17th year in a row that Barratt has won more 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 Site Manager, won the supreme award, the fifth time in the last six years that a Barratt Site Manager has won the top prize.
John Reddington, Managing Director at David Wilson Homes East Midlands, said: “Only the best new homes and well-run sites win these awards. By winning so many awards it demonstrates that we are building some of the highest quality homes in the country. No other housebuilder can match our record at the NHBC Pride in the Job Quality awards.”
There 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 being the only major national housebuilder to be rated five star for 12 years in a row.
For more information, call the David Wilson Homes sales team on 033 3355 8483 or visit www.dwh.co.uk.