‘Pride in the Job’ award success for Barratt Scotland

Barratt HomesBarratt Scotland’s construction team picked up six prizes at this year’s NHBC Pride in the Job Awards - the highest number secured in one year by the housebuilder to date.

Now in their 35th year, the National House-Building Council’s Pride in the Job Awards recognise the unique personal contribution site managers make in the creation of UK homes of outstanding quality.

The five prizes went to David Maclean at The Grange, Elgin, David Oliver at Mill Brae, Dubford, Dave Scott at Osprey Heights, Inverurie, Martin Rait at Castlewell, Ellon, Allan Barclay at Kings Court, Aberdeen City and John Shields at Fairmilehead, Edinburgh.

Douglas McLeod, regional director for Barratt Scotland, said: “The official recognition of our winning site managers shows that Barratt Scotland is building some of the best quality homes in the country.

“Site managers play a pivotal role in delivering high-quality new homes and that is why we are so delighted with these five national awards. This is truly an outstanding result – our best yet - and one which should inspire confidence in our buyers.

“I’d like to congratulate our prize-winners and their teams for demonstrating such commitment to delivering quality, safety and workmanship in everything they do.”

Commenting on the importance of the awards, Mike Quinton, chief executive of NHBC, said: “A Pride in the Job award is the highest industry accolade a site manager can receive. It represents success for the site manager, his team and associated trades as well providing a reputational boost for the building company. Most importantly, homeowners who buy a Pride in the Job award-winning home benefit from a high quality product.

“It’s no surprise that Pride in the Job winning sites also have higher levels of customer satisfaction as these homes are without doubt among the best the UK has to offer.”

The winners have excelled in a comprehensive year-long judging process, assessed against stringent criteria defined by NHBC’s Technical Standards for building new homes. They are now shortlisted for regional titles which will be revealed in the autumn.

The regional champions will then go forward to contest the national Supreme Winner title in their category at the Pride in the Job Gala Final, taking place in London in January 2016.

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