Site managers recognised as some of the best in the country

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James Fox and James Armstrong, both site managers at Barrett and David Wilson Homes Eastern Counties
James Fox and James Armstrong of Barrett and David Wilson Homes Eastern Counties

Site managers working for Barratt and David Wilson Homes Eastern Counties in Essex have won a top national award for the quality of the homes they are building.

James Armstrong and Jamie Fox have been recognised by the National House-Building Council at its annual Pride in the Job Quality Awards.

James Armstrong, who works at the David Wilson Homes development Corinthian Place in Burnham-on-Crouch, has won his first-ever Pride in the Job award.

He said: “It’s a wonderful feeling to be recognised for such a renowned award alongside some of the best sites in the country. The progress made at Corinthian Place is a team effort and the win is a testament to the hard work we’ve made at the development since it began in 2018.”

Jamie Fox, who has worked for the housebuilder for 13 years and originally joined the company as an electrical apprentice, has also received his first Pride in the Job win from the NHBC for his work at St Andrew’s Gate in Halstead.

He said: “We strive to achieve the highest standards in everything we do at St Andrew’s Gate and encourage the workforce on-site to treat each individual home as if it was their own. We were really grateful to receive a Pride in the Job award and gain recognition for all the hard work we have put into this development.”

Known as the Oscars of the housebuilding industry, the Pride in the Job Quality awards recognise the best-run building sites in the country and are the highest accolade a site manager can achieve.

This year in total, 84 site managers at parent company Barratt Developments won a Pride in the Job Quality award which is more than every other housebuilder. This is now the 15th year in a row that Barratt has won more of these prestigious awards than any other housebuilder.

Site managers are judged by NHBC on their consistency, attention to detail, leadership, technical expertise and health and safety, with just 450 individual winners being chosen from over 16,000 entrants.

Mark Cotes, managing director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes Eastern Counties, said: “These awards recognise only the very best new homes and well-run sites. Customers can look out for the awards as a quality mark knowing their home has been built to the highest standard possible.

“To win more of these awards than any other housebuilder for 15 years in a row is a real point of difference which shows how committed we are to building high-quality homes for our customers.”