Double NHBC success for Taylor Wimpey senior site managers
Iain Alexander, a senior site manager at Taylor Wimpey’s Benthall Farm development in East Kilbride, has been named Scottish champion in this year’s NHBC annual Pride in the Job Awards.
Out of 16,000 entries, Iain won the Large Builder category in the Scottish round of these prestigious national awards for his work in the latest phase of Taylor Wimpey’s Benthall Farm development.
Winning this award follows many years of success in these annual awards for Iain, which has seen him pick up six Pride in the Job Quality Awards and two Seal of Excellence Awards.
The awards recognise an individual’s dedication to building high-quality homes for new homebuyers and are presented following a rigorous judging process by NHBC inspectors. This includes assessing the developments throughout the year, as well as spot checks, giving homebuyers the assurance that Taylor Wimpey’s Benthall Farm development provides top-quality homes and excellent customer service.
Iain, who follows in his award-winning father’s footsteps, said: “My dad was an NHBC Regional Award winner and I’m absolutely thrilled to have matched that accolade. It’s an exciting time and a fantastic honour, not just for me, but for the whole team at Benthall Farm. Everyone works incredibly hard and takes great pride in ensuring that the homes we build are completed to the highest possible standards.
“Winning this award means that I am shortlisted in the competition’s Supreme Gala in London in January, and I am looking forward to the challenge and meeting the other regional winners from across the UK.”
Brian Henderson, production director of Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, added: “Iain’s hard work and dedication is evident in every home that is built at Benthall Farm – he’s been within the top ten site managers in Scotland for the past few years, and we’re so pleased to see him scoop the top title this year.
“We wish him every success in the final stage of the competition in London early next year.”
Meanwhile, senior site manager David McClure once again scooped a Seal of Excellence Award in the latest annual NHBC Pride in the Job awards in Glasgow.
This award positions him within the top 12 site managers in Scotland, recognising his exceptionally high standards for the second year in a row at Taylor Wimpey’s Westfield Gardens development at Maidenhill – the new urban quarter and masterplan that is now coming to life at Newton Mearns in East Renfrewshire.
This year’s Seal of Excellence and Pride in the Job awards follow many NHBC accolades over the years since David’s first Pride in the Job Award in 2011 and a ‘Seal of Excellence’ top ten ranking in that year too.
David joined Taylor Wimpey 19 years ago, as an assistant site manager. He has been a senior site manager for the last 13 years and remains focused on delivering quality new homes at Taylor Wimpey’s Westfield Gardens.
He said: “I’ve enjoyed great success in the NHBC Pride in the Job Awards over the years, and I’m excited to be working with the team at our development at Westfield Gardens, Maidenhill in Newton Mearns to deliver the high-quality homes that we expect to produce for our customers.
“Being recognised as one of the top 12 site managers in Scotland reflects the hard work and dedication from the full site team at Westfield Gardens while we make sure this development offers an equally impressive place to call home for our customers.”
Kirsty McGill, head of sales for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, added: “We’re really proud of David’s NHBC achievements over the years, and we’re thrilled that he’s consistently delivering an exceptional range of new homes for our customers at Maidenhill.”
Pride in the Job is the only UK-wide awards scheme that recognises the significant contribution of site managers who achieve the highest standards in new home construction. It has been instrumental in raising the build quality of new homes in the UK for over three decades.
The competition’s regional event in Scotland took place on 4 October 2019 in Glasgow, whilst the Supreme Awards gala final will be held in London on 24 January 2020.