Alongside the good news that Barratt Homes is back building and selling homes in Peterborough, a site manager for Barratt Homes Cambridgeshire has won a top national award for quality from the National House Building Council (NHBC).
Michelé Raucci, 25, has won a prestigious NHBC Pride in the Job Quality award, considered to be the “Oscars of the housebuilding industry”.
Michelé, originally from Peterborough, started at Barratt Homes on the sponsored degree programme in 2015 and has worked his way up to Site Manager. He has won the award for his work on the Hampton Water development in Peterborough and this is his second Pride in the Job Quality award.
He said: “Winning the award again this year is equally as rewarding as I finally feel like I finally know the job properly. Being able to maintain the standards of the year before and hopefully even bettering them, is a great feeling.
“Hampton Water was the first site I started from scratch so it’s nice to see it develop into an award winning site. I worked alongside a great bunch of lads who I think I owe at least 90% of the award to. You can be the best site manager in the world, but as my first Contracts Manger once said to me ‘you can’t build houses in a field on your own’.
“My biggest thanks for this award need to go to my right-hand man, Assistant Site Manager Ashley Piergianni. I honestly feel that I wouldn’t have got close to an award this year or the year before without him. I think he deserves the most credit here as he was with me (often propping me up) every step of the way!
“I’d also like to thank the rest of the team at Hampton Water who put the hard work in daily helping my vision to become a reality. We looked after each other and helped each other do a good job. They clearly made me look good!”
Now in their 40th year the Pride in the Job Quality awards recognise the very best Site Managers from around the country. In total, parent company Barratt Developments’ Site Managers won 92 Pride in the Job Quality awards this year, more than every other housebuilder. Barratt has now won more Pride in the Jobs Quality awards for 16 years in a row, a record unmatched in the industry which shows its commitment to building homes of the highest quality.
Each Site Manager is judged on a range of key criteria including health and safety, their technical knowledge, customer service and attention to detail. Pride in the Job is the most highly regarded competition in the housebuilding industry with just 450 individual winners being chosen from over 11,000 entrants.
Adam Knight, Managing Director at Barratt Homes Cambridgeshire, said: “Now that we are back building and selling homes again, it is great to see that our Site Managers are rated as amongst the very best in the country for the high quality of the homes they deliver. It is now more important than ever that customers have confidence in the homes they are buying, and the mark of a Pride in the Job Quality award shows that their home has been built to the highest of standards. We are very proud to have won more of these quality awards than any other housebuilder for 16 years in a row.”