Double NHBC industry award success for Hopkins Homes site managers

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Bogdan Balas site manager at Hopkins Homes
Bogdan Balas at last year’s awards

Two Hopkins Homes site managers are celebrating having both received highly coveted and prestigious industry awards from the National Home Building Council (NHBC).

Tom Beeston, site manager at the Kingsfleet development in Thetford, Norfolk, and Bogdan Balas, site manager at Kingley Grove in Melbourn, Cambridgeshire, have achieved a 2020 Pride in the Job Quality Award. These awards recognise their commitment to delivering the highest possible standards in the housebuilding sector.

Both Tom and Bogdan are one of just 450 UK site managers to win an award selected from over 11,000 entrants. Site managers are vigorously assessed across six key areas: consistency, attention to detail, leadership, interpretation of drawings and specifications, technical expertise, and health and safety.

All winners will move onto the Seal of Excellence and Regional Awards rounds, with NHBC planning to announce the winners of these heats at a series of virtual events during the autumn. This award marks further recognition for Bogdan who achieved the NHBC Seal of Excellence award in the Medium Builder category for the Southern region in 2019.

Tom Beeston site manager at Hopkins Homes
Tom Beeston of Hopkins Homes

Lee Barnard, Managing Director for Hopkins Homes, said: “Tom and Bogdan are an absolute credit to Hopkins Homes, and I congratulate them both on this achievement and the exceptional contribution they make in creating homes of outstanding quality.

“Bogdan is no stranger to success having achieved a fantastic NHBC regional accolade last year, so to be recognised again is a testament to his skill and professionalism.

“At Hopkins Homes we pride ourselves on the quality design of our homes, which are renowned for character and individual style in keeping with their local environment.

“These award wins send out an independent message to our buyers that not only do we design award-winning homes, they are also built to an exceptional standard. We wish both Tom and Bogdan every success in the next stages of the award rounds later this year.”

The Pride in the Job Quality Awards were first established in 1980 to both improve the quality and raise the standard of service to homebuyers and has become the industry benchmark for excellence.

Steve Wood, Chief Executive of NHBC, said: “Pride in the Job has been pivotal in improving the quality of new homes so it’s fantastic to be able to celebrate its 40th anniversary.

“Despite the numerous challenges the industry has faced in recent times, the very best site managers of 2020 have kept their focus on delivering high-quality new homes for their customers. Congratulations to all the 2020 Quality Award winners – be proud of your incredible achievements.”