Hat Trick of Quality Awards for Wain Site Managers

Three Wain Homes site managers have won a Quality Award in the first round of NHBC’s Pride in the Job Awards 2022.

Martin Lally at Lawton Green in Alsager, Ken Bruney at Kingsley Manor in Thornton Cleveleys and Shaun Marsden from Higher Trewhiddle in St Austell were picked from a field of more than 8,000 to be awarded the accolade for their work.

Organised by NHBC, the UK’s leading new homes warranty and insurance provider, Pride in the Job celebrates site managers who have achieved the very highest standards in house building across the UK. It is the most highly regarded competition in the house-building industry and the most prestigious benchmark for exceptional site managers. 

Judging for the Awards is rigorous, with the current competition beginning in July last year and each site manager assessed across six key areas: consistency, attention to detail, leadership, interpretation of drawings and specifications, technical expertise and health and safety. Thousands of site inspections and meticulous scoring and verification have taken place to decide the winning site managers.

Pride in the Job is at the heart of NHBC’s core purpose to raise standards in house building. By recognising the very best site managers across the UK, the competition celebrates the vital role that site managers play in ensuring new homes are delivered on time, on safe sites and to exacting construction quality standards.

The competition has three categories for different sized businesses: small, medium and large house builders, plus a multi-storey category for site managers working on projects of five storeys or more for multiple occupancy.

The quality award winners will now go on to compete for Seal of Excellence and Regional Awards in the autumn, with the national Supreme Award winners unveiled in January 2023.

Peter Barlow, CEO at Wain Homes, said: “We are immensely proud of Martin, Ken and Shaun for winning a quality award. Quality is at the heart of everything we do at Wain Homes and for them to be recognised by the NHBC is testament to their skill and attention to detail. Our customers will be delighted their homes are being built by such dedicated construction teams.”

Commenting on the Awards, NHBC Chief Executive Steve Wood said: “For more than 40 years, Pride in the Job has been an important part of our work to help drive construction quality. Winning site managers tell us that it inspires them to give a little extra and to strive harder for ever-higher standards of house building. 

“At NHBC we believe that the calibre of the site manager and the way they inspire their site team has the greatest influence on the quality of the finished home. By promoting friendly rivalry, showcasing best practice and rewarding excellence, Pride in the Job supports the delivery of homes of the highest quality.

“Congratulations to all the 2022 Pride in the Job Quality Award winners. They are an inspiration to us all and should be very proud of the quality of new homes they are creating.”