September 17, 2021

Undy 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 Undy.

Bellway’s Mark Symonds, site manager at Greystone Meadows, has won a coveted Quality Award in the National House Building Council’s (NHBC) 2021 Pride in the Job awards programme.

Mark, who has been site manager at Greystone Meadows since building work began in June 2019, has now won nine awards with the NHBC.

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.

Mark said: “In over 20 years of being a site manager, I have been fortunate enough to win nine NHBC awards. The expectation for delivering high-quality homes is greater than it has ever been before and to get this award during such a challenging period means a lot to me.

“It has been a tough year and very difficult to keep everything operating smoothly on site, from the supply chain to the scheduling of work, but I am lucky to have a good team at present and I have been very pleased with the workmanship throughout.

“We have 18 months left on site and sales have been going really well. I really do enjoy the work I do and I come to the site every day excited and passionate about what we do. Bellway expects a good quality service throughout, and I would like to think that I am delivering on that.

“We made a really good start to the site and I have been thrilled to win. Timing is really important, as if you are just starting or finishing a site, it is difficult to be nominated, so you can’t win every time. I am looking forward to the next stage of awards and to see what happens.”

Mark 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.

Chris Bowen, Construction Director for Bellway Wales, 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 Mark 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 Mark 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 Mark and wish him the very best of luck for the Seal of Excellence stage of the awards later this year.”

For more information on homes being built by Bellway, visit bellway.co.uk.