A Bellway Site Manager has won one of the house-building industry’s most prestigious awards for the fourth consecutive year, for his work at a development of new homes in Solihull. Steve Brown received a Quality Award in the National House Building Council’s (NHBC) annual Pride in the Job awards for his work at Dickens Manor, a development of 125 new homes being built on land off Dickens Heath Road.
Prior to starting work at the Solihull-based site, Steve had previously been based at Bellway’s Chase Meadow development in Warwick, where he won the same award for the last three years. Steve, who lives in Birmingham, said: “I’m really pleased to have recently won my sixth Pride in the Job award. It’s my fourth consecutive win for Bellway and is testament to care we put into each of our developments.
“It’s brilliant to win the award this year for Dickens Manor, as it’s a great site in Dickens Heath. There are a range of homes at the site, from apartments to houses, which makes it an interesting site to build too. “I always try to build homes with the purchaser in mind to ensure we achieve the highest quality at every stage of the build, and it’s important that I have a team around me that I trust to achieve this.”
The NHBC Pride in the Job Awards recognises the country's best Site Managers and is the house-building industry's most prestigious awards programme. A Quality Award places a Site Manager in the top 430 in the UK from an initial pool of around 15,000. Winners of this award go through to the next round of the judging process to compete for a Seal of Excellence, which is awarded to the top 130, and then a regional award for the best in the region. The regional award winners then compete for a supreme award to be crowned the best Site Manager in the UK.
The competition’s judges look for Site Managers who are meticulous and pay consistent attention to detail. To win an award, Site Managers must score highly for the quality of workmanship on their site at every stage of the build while demonstrating qualities including excellent leadership, technical expertise and robust health and safety processes.
Construction Director for Bellway’s West Midlands division, Richard Holland, said it was fantastic to see so many of the division’s Site Managers pick up awards. He said: “We’re all very proud of our Site Managers, and to have six of them winning a Quality Award this year really is a phenomenal achievement. “We set ourselves high standards when it comes to craftsmanship and build quality, so to receive six awards shows that we are meeting these standards across our developments in the West Midlands.
“We are absolutely delighted to see that their hard work has been recognised, and we wish them all the best of luck for the regional awards evening later this year.”