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Awards success for trio of site managers

the three NHBC Quality Award winning site managers.

Three of our site managers have scooped the prestigious Pride in the Job “Quality Awards” from the National Home Building Council (NHBC).

Ian Palmer won his seventh accolade in a row for his role overseeing The Oaks in Ellesmere Port, Steve Parry celebrated his third in a row at Croes Atti, in Oakenholt; and Neil Lally, won for his new site, Queen’s Meadow in Shavington.

The awards put the trio in the top 5% of site managers nationally, from 8,000-plus entrants.

After starting his career as a crane operator, Ian joined Anwyl as an assistant site manager 10 years ago. He was promoted to a site management role in 2016. In his eight years as a site manager, he has won seven NHBC Pride in the Job Quality awards, as well as a Seal of Excellence in 2017 and a Regional Award for Wales in 2020.

Ian said: “It’s always great to get recognition from the NHBC. Winning a Quality Award really is a team effort. Everyone from site through to the management team has really bought into what we are trying to achieve.”

Steve has been based at Croes Atti for three years. He has worked for Anwyl for 39 years, 29 of those as a site manager.

Steve said: “I’m very proud to win a third Pride in the Job award in a row from the NHBC. It feels like we’re on a roll now and everyone on site knows exactly the standards that the inspectors are looking for. We all take pride in maintaining those standards and it’s a real team effort.”

A site manager for 28 years, Neil joined the housebuilding industry aged just 16 as a bricklaying apprentice. He joined Anwyl last year with a track record of winning Quality Awards.

Neil said: “I’m really happy to win the award. We’d not even had a full 12 months on site here when judging took place, so it makes the achievement even better. It takes a real team effort to win, and knowing I can rely on the support of the people around me makes my job that much easier.”

The Pride in the Job Awards have been running for 44 years and provide a benchmark for exceptional site managers.

The rigorous inspection and scoring process includes attention to detail, leadership, interpretation of drawings and specifications, technical expertise and health and safety.

Phil Dolan, chief operating officer for Anwyl Homes, said: “These awards are deserved recognition for Ian, Steve and Neil and their commitment to sustaining the highest quality standards on their sites. They are also a symbol of quality and reassurance for customers that their Anwyl home will be finished to a high standard.”

Steve Wood, CEO at NHBC said: “For more than four decades, Pride in the Job has underpinned NHBC’s purpose of raising standards in house building.

“Winning site managers demonstrate dedication, passion and leadership to ensure new homes are delivered to exacting construction quality standards. While house building is a team effort, we believe the greatest influence on the quality of a finished home is the calibre of the site manager and the way they inspire their team. Congratulations to all the winners.”

The Quality Award winners will now go on to compete for Seal of Excellence and Regional Awards in the autumn, with the national Supreme Award winners unveiled in January 2025.