September 27, 2021

Bedfordshire site manager wins leading industry award

A site manager building new homes for Bellway has been awarded a prestigious industry award for his work at a development in Wixams, Bedfordshire.

Bellway’s Sean Howard, site manager at Brook View, has won a coveted Quality Award in the National House Building Council’s (NHBC) 2021 Pride in the Job awards programme.

Sean, who has been site manager at Brook View since building work began in September 2019, has now won his first NHBC award.

The winners of the 2021 Quality Awards were announced on Friday 18 June, following a year-long judging process by NHBC officials.

Now in its 41st year, Pride in the Job remains one of the most highly regarded competitions in the industry, recognising site managers who demonstrate best practice and excellence on-site to build homes of the highest quality.

Sean’s attention to detail and exceptional customer service at Brook View has meant that all customers who’ve moved into new homes at the development so far this year and completed customer satisfaction surveys with the Home Builders Federation (HBF), would recommend Bellway to a friend.

Sean said: “I was so happy and also quite relieved to have won the award. It just shows that all the work we’ve put in has paid off.

“This award is the biggest thing you can achieve as a site manager and not everyone can win one, so I’m really pleased.

“I wouldn’t have been able to do it without my team. Everyone has done their bit – there are some really good lads on site, and everyone has collectively earned this award.

“You have to keep a good standard throughout the whole build process because the judges could turn up at any time, so you have to treat every day as an inspection – in terms of both build quality and customer service.

“This is only the first site I’ve had with Bellway, and I’ve had great feedback from the directors and everyone who has visited the site, so it’s great to have won an award already.”

Sean will now progress to the next stage of the competition, which will see the winners of the Seal of Excellence and overall Regional Award announced.

Iain Hunter, Head of Construction for Bellway Northern Home Counties, said: “To be recognised by the NHBC is the biggest accolade you could achieve as a site manager, so we are all very proud of Sean and his team on receiving a Quality Award in 2021.

“In a year which has tested everybody in so many ways throughout the construction industry and beyond, Bellway’s commitment to building the highest standard of home remains paramount to our success and Sean has demonstrated that consistently through this most challenging of periods.

“The dedication of all our site managers and their teams is a vital part of Bellway retaining its five-star status with the Home Builders Federation (HBF) for the last five years in succession. Their commitment to delivering homes on time while maintaining the highest level of customer service is a key reason why nine out of 10 Bellway buyers would recommend us as a developer of choice.

“We congratulate Sean and wish him the very best of luck for the Seal of Excellence stage of the awards later this year.”

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  • Sean Howard, Site Manager at Bellway Northern Home Counties Brook View development