Seal of approval for Cambridgeshire Site Manager’s high construction standards 

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A David Wilson Homes Site Manager has earned a prestigious award for the high-quality properties being built at a housing development in Ramsey.

The National House Building Council (NHBC) has recognised Craig Gillies (31) for his site management capabilities with a Seal of Excellence Award, which is a top industry accolade.

Craig, who joined David Wilson Homes 10 years ago, is overseeing the construction of the Ramsey Park development in Ramsey and this is his first Seal of Excellence Award.

Craig said: “I am very proud to build on my progress last year and win my first Seal of Excellence Award. It was a great feeling and a huge relief as everyone on site had been working hard for it. 

“My favourite part of Ramsey Park is the consistency of the trades. We use the same people day in day out, and have a great working relationship which is shown through the work they do.”

To win a Seal of Excellence, Site Managers are marked 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.

Having won a Pride in the Job Quality Award earlier in the year, the Seal of Excellence achievement marks an excellent year of achievements for Craig.

Ben Kalus, Managing Director at David Wilson Homes South Midlands, said: “The role of a site manager requires a tremendous amount of dedication, and ours are on the ground each and every day to make sure their developments are maintaining a high standard.

“Our success in the Seal of Excellence awards demonstrates our ongoing commitment to delivering a high-quality service for our customers, and we’d like to congratulate all of our award-winners on the recognition of their efforts.”

This is the 19th year in a row that parent company, Barratt Developments, has won more awards than any other housebuilder, which demonstrates that its housing developments and the Site Managers that oversee them are among the very best in the business.