A RECORD number of Redrow site managers have won prestigious industry awards for quality.
The FTSE 250 housebuilder’s 24 winners are part of an elite group of just 430 site managers to receive Pride in the Job ‘Quality’ Awards from the NHBC (National House Building Council) this year.
Highlighting excellence in the field for 35 years, Pride in the Job is dedicated to recognising site managers who achieve the highest standards in housebuilding. Around 15,000 site managers undergo the judging process in small, medium, large and specialist housebuilder categories.
John Tutte, Redrow’s group chief executive, said: “We’re very proud of all of our winning site managers, and delighted that a record number of them have been recognised.
“It’s a rigorous judging process and only the best in the business receive the ‘Quality’ awards. For us as a company, it provides further evidence that we’re reaching the pinnacle in terms of the quality of our product and our standards of build. It also offers an opportunity to benchmark our achievements against our competitors and we’re delighted to know that we have 24 of the industry’s very best site managers within our ranks.”
Judging for the awards began 12 months ago and includes spot checks of the day-to-day running of sites, plus assessment across 38 areas of site management, including each manager’s technical knowledge, consistency in the build process, leadership and organisational skills.
Winning Redrow site manager Mark Hitchen has a more challenging role than most. He’s overseeing work on the company’s flagship Woodford Garden Village site near Stockport, which will eventually see up to 950 homes built on the historic former Woodford Aerodrome site over the next 10 years.
It’s his first award for Redrow, after starting with the company last year. Prior to that he’d taken a 15 year sabbatical from site management to pursue a career in both the planning and engineering sectors, but the lure of life on site and, in particular, the chance to manage such a high profile site for one of the UK’s leading developers proved too much to resist.
Mark, 42, from Congleton, Cheshire, said: “It’s fantastic to be recognised with this award as we’re all extremely proud of the new development we’re creating here. It’s one of the highest honours a site manager can receive and to win in my first year at Redrow on such a flagship scheme is very special. It’s a team effort and I’d like to thank my assistant site manager Alan Kendrick and trainee site assistant Liam Sergeant for their input as they’ve had a massive part to play in the site’s success.”
The ‘Quality’ Award winners will now have to wait until the autumn to discover if they’ve made it into the top 130 site managers to secure the coveted ‘Seal of Excellence’.
Full list of Redrow’s 2016 NHBC Pride in the Job ‘Quality’ Award winners:
Redrow Homes (Lancashire):
Redrow Homes (Midlands):
Redrow Homes (North West)
Redrow Homes (South East):
Redrow Homes (South Midlands):
Redrow Homes (South Wales):
Redrow Homes (South West)
Redrow Homes (West Country)
Redrow Homes (Yorkshire)
For more information about the awards see www.nhbc.co.uk/pij.
For details of career opportunities with Redrow see www.redrowcareers.co.uk.