Site managers at Barratt Homes’ Centurion Village and Bowland Meadow developments have won a top national award for the quality of the homes he is building.
Eion Reynolds and Ralph Heaton have won Pride in the Job Quality Awards from the National House Building Council (NHBC). These prestigious awards are known as the “Oscars of the housebuilding industry”.
In total, Barratt Developments’ site managers have won 98 Pride in the Job Quality Awards, which is more than any other housebuilder. This is the 18th year in a row that site managers from Barratt Developments have won more of these awards than any other builder, underlining the long-term commitment Barratt Homes has to building high quality properties.
Eion Reynolds has won his very first award for his work at Centurion Village in Leyland. Although the site itself has only been active for eight months, Eion has worked for Barratt Homes for just over eight years.
When discussing his very first Pride in the Job Quality Award, Eion said: “It’s a very good feeling to have won this award, I’m absolutely made up with it. A lot of hard work built up to this and ultimately it’s the incredible team at Centurion Village that put me in the position to win it.
“It’s shaping up to be a terrific site and I couldn’t ask for better support from the team, especially our Project Manager, Sean Regan, who has been incredibly helpful in the development’s early stages.”
On the other end of the spectrum, Ralph Heaton has been given his 16th Pride in the Job Quality Award in what has been a remarkable 40 year career with the housebuilder. This is his second award whilst working at Bowland Meadow in Longridge, and as well as Pride in the Job, Ralph has also previously won five Seal of Excellence awards.
Ralph said: “To earn this recognition once again of our hard work and dedication at Bowland Meadow, I’m over the moon with it. We have a great team both in terms of sales and site that contribute a tremendous amount to the overall quality of work. Consistency is key and the team is consistently excellent.”
The Pride in the Job Awards showcase the best site managers in the country who can demonstrate exceptional standards in building new communities, delivering the highest quality homes for their customers. Each site manager is judged on a range of key criteria including health and safety, their technical knowledge, customer service and attention to detail.
Every site manager who is registered with the NHBC is automatically entered into the awards, with just 450 winners being selected from over 11,000 entrants.
The awards also help to build quality standards across both developments and teams, with winning site managers invariably having an assistant site manager working with them. They in turn learn the high standards that are needed to win, increasing quality throughout the industry.
Neil Goodwin, Managing Director at Barratt Homes Manchester, said: “We want to make our customers happy by building high quality homes for them. These awards recognise only the best new homes and well-run developments and we are very proud of our record having won more of these awards than any other housebuilder for 18 years in a row.
“Every customer who buys a home built by a site manager who has won a Pride in the Job Quality award can have confidence that their home is of the highest possible quality.”
These 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 the developer being the only major national housebuilder to be rated five star for 13 years in a row.