Two West Midlands Site Managers from leading developer Barratt Homes have won a top national award for the quality of the homes they are building.
Ian Green, based at B5 Central, and Rob Thorp, based at Berrington Place, have won these prestigious awards for their work at their developments, 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.
Ian (53) is originally from Loughborough and has been a part of Barratt Homes Mercia for 10 years. With this year’s Pride in the Job award under his belt, he has now won 12 awards from the NHBC, including nine Seal of Excellence accolades, and two Regional Awards.
He said: “It feels great to win the award and be recognised for the work that myself and the team around me put into the homes we’re building. The best part about being a Site Manager is handing over the houses to the customer once they’re complete.
“I’d like to thank all of the site and management team at B5 Central, as well as a personal thanks to Mark, Jim, Russell, Simon, and Rebecca.”
Rob (56) has been with Barratt Homes West Midlands for 18 years and is adding his fifth Pride in the Job Award to his list of accolades. He said: “Winning my fifth award is gratifying and I’m very proud of my team at Berrington Place, but I have to give a personal thanks to my Assistant Site Manager, Adam Fry.
“My favourite part about the development is that we have a tower crane. It’s a new method of build and they’re perfect for the apartments that we’re building.”
In total Barratt 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 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 Barratt 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 Site Manager has won the top prize.
Adrian Evans, Managing Director of Barratt Homes West 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.”
Dominic Harman, Managing Director of Barratt Homes Mercia, said: “The number of awards Barratt has received 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.”
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.
Barratt Homes’ B5 Central and Berrington Place developments are the ideal setting for first time buyers to call home, with apartments being located right in the middle of Birmingham’s city buzz. Residents at the development will not only have access to great shops, bars and restaurants, but commuting is made a breeze due to the central location.