From rookie to rising star: ex-soldier celebrates national award at Bishop’s Cleeve housebuilder

30 October 2019

A former military man who has worked at a Bishop’s Cleeve housebuilder for just three years is celebrating a national award for his contribution to his company, and the industry as a whole.

Bovis Homes Roger Morton Housebuilder Star Award Dara Ó Briain
Bovis Homes' Roger Morton with his Housebuilder Star Award and, right, Dara Ó Briain 
Roger Morton, performance director at Bovis Homes, won The Housebuilder Star Award at the prestigious Housebuilder Awards 2019, at a glittering ceremony in London.

Roger, from Leckhampton, received the accolade, presented by comedian Dara Ó Briain, for going above and beyond in his dedication to drive improvements in his company’s performance.

“I’m overwhelmed and thrilled with this award, which is a win for all my colleagues at Bovis Homes, who work hard throughout the year to improve the performance of the company and our strong relationship with home owners,” said Roger.

“Bovis Homes is a great housebuilder on an upward trajectory, and we are becoming leaders in many areas of the industry – particularly when it comes to looking after customers and staff.

“We do so much with the Armed Forces and charities also, helping to offer opportunities to people of all backgrounds and looking after those breaking into the industry.

“This is a brilliant company to work for and I look forward to leading on exciting future projects and initiatives, all of which are ultimately geared towards delivering quality homes and a great service, to help people make their dream move.”

Roger joined Bovis Homes in 2016 and has played an integral part in numerous initiatives, which have contributed to the business becoming one of the leading housebuilders in the country.

As well as establishing leadership and trainee programmes, he has also been passionate in addressing mental health issues and improving staff well-being.

Joining the company from the Royal Engineers, Roger has been the driver behind Bovis Homes receiving the Ministry of Defence's Armed Forces Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award – the first dedicated housebuilder to receive the accolade.

Although new to the housebuilding industry, Roger has immersed himself in the sector, working closely with the National House Building Council (NHBC) to make significant improvements in construction quality and customer service.

While implementing these changes, Roger has been praised for his attitude towards his colleagues – always encouraging and supporting those around him, and going the extra mile to assist whenever possible.

Neil Jefferson, chief operating officer at the NHBC, said: "Roger has been closely engaged with NHBC since joining Bovis Homes in late 2016 and has helped spearhead significant improvements in construction quality and customer service as measured against key industry metrics.

"Roger is enthusiastic, focused and has a can-do approach to everything he takes on. He delivers on his promises and always leads by example. He has made a big impact in an industry that is new to him and fully deserves an award."

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