Taylor Wimpey’s East Kilbride site manager wins NHBC award

Iain Alexander has been named as one of the top ten site managers in Scotland, picking up a Seal of Excellence in this year’s NHBC annual Pride in the Job Awards for his leadership at Taylor Wimpey’s Benthall Farm development in East Kilbride.

Taylor Wimpey's East Kilbride site manager wins NHBC award

Iain Alexander (Chris Watt Photography)

This award follows Mr Alexander’s recent promotion to production manager for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland.

Organised by NHBC, the UK’s warranty and insurance provider for new homes, the awards are the most highly regarded in the house building industry. They recognise site managers dedicated to achieving the highest standards in house building and committed to building homes of outstanding quality for their customers.

Judging for the Awards is rigorous, with each site manager assessed across six key areas: consistency, attention to detail, leadership, interpretation of drawings and specifications, technical expertise, and health and safety.

Over four decades, Pride in the Job has underpinned NHBC’s core purpose of supporting the delivery of high-quality homes. By recognising the very best site managers across the UK, showcasing best practice and rewarding excellence, 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.

Mr Alexander has been recognised for his outstanding work at Taylor Wimpey’s Benthall Farm development, and winning this award follows many years of success in these annual awards, which has seen him pick up seven Pride in the Job Quality Awards, two previous Seal of Excellence Awards, and the top regional award in 2019.

Iain Alexander, production manager for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, said: “Picking up a top ten place and Seal of Excellence Award in this year’s NHBC Pride in the Job is 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. I’m leaving the site in the best possible hands and I’m very excited to have started my new role as production manager for our East Scotland business.”

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, so I am very pleased to see him recognised again this year. We wish him every success in his new role with our colleagues in the East of Scotland.”

Steve Wood, NHBC chief executive, commented: “Pride in the Job has been pivotal in improving the quality of new homes for more than 40 years and, after such a tough period for the country, it’s fantastic to be able to celebrate them in person this year. Despite the numerous challenges the industry has faced, the very best site managers of 2021 have remained focused on delivering high quality new homes for their customers.

“A site manager’s role is one of the most challenging in house building and recognising their persistent drive for excellence is very much at the heart of the competition. Receiving a Seal of Excellence Award is a great achievement for any site manager and a Regional Award even more so, placing them at the top of their profession. It’s no surprise that Pride in the Job winning sites have higher levels of customer satisfaction. The homes being built are amongst the best the UK has to offer.”

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