Cala Homes site managers scoop prestigious NHBC ‘Pride in the Job’ quality award

Cala Homes site managers scoop prestigious NHBC ‘Pride in the Job’ quality award

Gavin McCann, Alex Sinnet, Cathal Lamph, and Steven Maguire

Four site managers for Cala Homes’ East region, have been recognised as one of the country’s best after scooping a prestigious industry award for their dedication to quality housebuilding.

Cathal Lamph, Alex Sinnet, Gavin McCann and Steven Maguire were all named as winners in the National Home Building Council (NHBC) Pride in the Job Quality Awards 2022 for their commitment to delivering high-quality new homes. They join a further eight site managers to receive the coveted accolade from across the other regional Cala Homes businesses.

Pride in the Job, first launched more than four decades ago, is the most highly regarded competition in the housebuilding industry and a prestigious benchmark for exceptional site managers.

More than 8,000 site managers across the UK were assessed this year, with only 443 winners selected, putting those awarded in the industry’s top five per cent who demonstrate the passion, commitment and leadership to raising standards in the sector.

The four East finalists will now go through to the next stage of the competition, the Seal of Excellence, which will be announced this autumn.

Gillian Jenkins, construction manager for Cala Homes East, commented: “Creating exceptional developments and homes requires the talent and dedication of our site managers, their teams both on site and in our offices, as well as their supporting subcontractor partners.

“Our teams have had to overcome challenges in terms of material shortages and labour supply, which are affecting the whole industry, but they have remained focused on ensuring the vision for each development is delivered on time, safely and to the highest quality standards.

“Congratulations to Cathal, Alex, Gavin and Steven and the eight other successful site managers across the Cala Group. We wish them all the best of luck as the awards progress on to the next stage.”

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 winners.

Dick Sinnet, site manager at Cala Homes’ Cammo Meadows, added: “Being recognised for a National Home Building Council (NHBC) Pride in the Job Quality Award is a great achievement for myself and the team.

“We work so hard together to create a safe and productive environment, and our success in securing the commendation is testament to our commitment to delivering best practice on our sites.”

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