Project Manager named amoung best in the country for quality

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A project manager at Barratt and David Wilson Homes’ Wintringham developments in Cambridgeshire has won a top national award for the quality of homes he is building.

 David Talmadge

David Talmadge (47), has won a Pride in the Job Quality Award from the National Housebuilding Council (NHBC), marking him down as among the very best in the country.

Across the country, site managers working for Barratt and David Wilson Homes’ parent company, Barratt Developments, have won 96 Pride in the Job Quality Awards in total this year. This is the 19th year in a row that Barratt Developments site managers have won more of these awards than any other housebuilder. David, who joined Barratt and David Wilson Homes two years ago, has claimed his first Pride in the Job Quality Award.

 David Talmadge onsite at Wintringham

He said: “It feels amazing to be recognised for the hard work I do. I take immense pride in my job, and owe a lot of my success at Wintringham to working with such a fantastic team.

“A lot of effort and determination go into the developments, so it’s nice to know that the team’s hard work has been rewarded.”

The awards rate site managers against key criteria such as technical expertise, health and safety, consistency, leadership and attention to detail. The awards celebrate the vital role site managers play in ensuring new homes are delivered on-time, on safe sites, and to the highest quality standards.

Every site manager who is registered with the NHBC is automatically entered into the awards, with just 450 winners being selected from over 11,000 entrants, showing how difficult they are to win.

A Barratt Developments site manager, Kirk Raine, was named as the Supreme Winner of last year’s NHBC Pride in the Job Quality Awards. In January this year, Kirk was crowned as the winner in the Large Builder category for his work managing The Grove at Doseley Park, near Telford. This is the sixth time that a site manager working for Barratt Developments has won the Supreme award in the past eight years.

Simon Francis, Managing Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes Northampton, said: “It’s great news for our customers and the business that Davi has won a prestigious Pride in the Job Quality Award.

“The awards showcase what it takes to be a top site manager and demonstrates our long-term commitment to looking after our customers and building high quality homes. We are very proud to have won more of these awards than any other housebuilder for 19 years in a row now.”

These awards closely follow Barratt Developments being awarded five stars by its customers for satisfaction in the annual Home Builders Federation (HBF) new homes survey. To be rated five star means that more than 90% of its customers would recommend one of its homes to a friend, with Barratt and David Wilson Homes being the only major national housebuilder to be rated five star for 14 years in a row.