A senior site manager, who is building new homes in Brampton, has won a prestigious national award for his work at a local housing development.
Senior site manager at Bellway’s Brampton Gate development, Paul Lawrence, has been named as the winner of a National House-Building Council (NHBC) Pride in the Job Quality Award for his ‘excellence in site management’.
Paul, 44, who began working as a site manager at Bellway two and a half years ago, has now secured his second NHBC award.
Winners of NHBC’s Pride in the Job awards were announced on Friday 19 June, with fewer than 450 site managers out of 11,000 across the UK being honoured with the prestigious industry accolade.
The awards scheme, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, recognises site managers who demonstrate excellence and commitment to producing homes of outstanding quality.
Paul said: “After hearing that I’d won my second Pride in the Job award for my work at Brampton Gate, I was over the moon and have been ever since!
“I was promoted to senior site manager in March this year, as my previous Pride in the Job award enabled me to secure a Seal of Excellence award during the final stage of judging.
“Brampton Gate is a cracking site, the development is beautiful on entry and it’s clear to see that a lot of planning and teamwork has gone into creating the homes here.
“Winning the award is a massive achievement, and it really shows just how well we’ve been able to maintain the site and build homes here of the highest quality.
“The sales and construction team here are very experienced overall, and I think what makes the team here great is seeing just how helpful they are – they’re are always there for you.
“As a site manager, I believe that communication skills are hugely important for managing and building a successful site. We’ve been able to gain lots of knowledge and advice from our subcontractors too, which has enabled us to ensure that we’re building the best homes that we can.
“Following lockdown restrictions, the team here have been working hard to get the site back up and running quickly and efficiently. We’re very proud of Brampton Gate and we are excited to be welcoming customers here again now that the correct safety measures are in place.”
Over the course of nearly a year, site managers across the UK have been observed and judged by NHBC officials.
The judging process for the Pride in the Job awards takes in a multitude of criteria, including consistency, leadership skills, attention to detail, interpretation, technical skills and health and safety.
Paul, along with other Quality Award winners, will now be put forward for a Seal of Excellence award, with winners being announced at NHBC’s Regional Awards events in Autumn 2020.
Dean Takkou, Head of Construction for Bellway Northern Home Counties, said: “Winning an NHBC Pride in the Job award is a huge accomplishment in this industry, and we are very proud of Paul and his team, as we feel they are truly deserving of this honour.
“It is our mission at Bellway to build high-quality homes which are delivered on time and which withstand the test of time, while also providing exceptional customer service for our buyers, and Paul exemplifies this commitment to quality.
“His dedication to the job is part of the reason that we’ve consistently retained our five-star status with the Home Builders Federation, based on the fact that more than nine out of ten of our customers say they would recommend Bellway to a friend.
“On behalf of myself and the rest of the team here, we would like to congratulate Paul and wish him the best of luck in the next stage of judging.”
For more information on the homes being built by Bellway, visit bellway.co.uk.