A Congleton site manager has proved himself to be one of the best in the business after landing a high-profile award at a prestigious industry event.
Steve Jones was given a much sought-after 'Seal of Excellence' award by the National House Building Council for his work at Bovis Homes' Loachbrook Meadow development. He was one of only 12 site managers across the whole of the North West to receive the accolade.
A delighted Steve said: "It's a great honour to win the award and I accepted it on behalf of all the Bovis Homes team and contractors here at Loachbrook Meadow, who are working hard every day to deliver quality homes, while keeping an absolute focus on health and safety.
"Communication is key when it comes to running busy building sites like this. It's important to have clear messages that everyone can understand and buy into, and also listening and taking on board what others have to say. We communicate well at Congleton and we're one big team looking to deliver quality homes, look after our customers and be safe while we do it."
Steve, aged 31, has been a site manager for four years, and started his working life at Ben Bailey Homes as an apprentice brick layer. He has been at Bovis Homes for nearly nine years.
Bovis Homes Northern Managing Director, Jo Morrison, said: "I am so proud of Steve and his hard-working team at Congleton. We're all delighted with his success and the award is a testament to the attention to detail and commitment that Steve brings to his work in delivering quality new homes for our customers."
The Seal of Excellence Awards is the second stage of the NHBC's 'Pride in the Job' competition. It follows the Quality Awards, which were presented back in June. The developments and the site managers have been judged by NHBC specialists, with every stage of the build inspected ensuring meticulous and consistent attention to detail. Site managers must also demonstrate excellent leadership, technical expertise and robust health and safety processes.