Peter Fallon, Award Winning Site Manager

Four Cheshire Site Managers from Barratt Homes have won a top national award for the quality of the homes they are building.

Martin Couch, Peter Fallon, Craig Hancock and Jim Thompson, have won these prestigious awards for their work onsite, marking them down as the best in the UK.

The Site Managers oversee developments across the county including: J One Seven in Sandbach, Imperial Park II in Northwich, Orchard Meadows in Appleton and Silk Waters Green in Macclesfield.

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.

Martin Couch (40), has worked for the homebuilder for eight years, he said: “It feels fantastic to win the Pride in the Job Award, it makes all of the extremely hard work worthwhile.

“It’s great to see the first spade go into a new site and follow the development right through to the end product and it’s nice to get involved with customers and give them tours.

“I would really like to thank my brother, Andy Couch, who also works as a Site Manager at J One Seven, as well as all of the trades on site for their efforts in making this award possible.”

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.

Peter Fallon (54), has been with the homebuilder for 21 years and has previously won 11 Quality awards, four Seal of Excellence awards and two regional awards.

He said: “This is a fantastic achievement for everything that I do day in and day out, it’s not just me through it’s definitely a team effort.

“We’ve got a good vibe on site and it’s a great atmosphere to work in. I’d really like to thank Michael Richardson my Assistant Site Manager and all of the team that made this possible.”

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.

Neil Goodwin, Managing Director from Barratt Homes Manchester, 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.”

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.