Oliver is crowned best in the whole North West

31 October 2017

Oliver Cookson
left to right, Oliver Cookson with his award, Bovis Homes Mercia region managing director Joanne Morrison, and Bovis Homes executive director Keith Carnegie 
Oliver Cookson is celebrating a huge success at a major house-building industry awards ceremony.

He has been named the best site manager in the North West region in the National House Building Council's (NHBC) Pride in the Job large builder category.

The accolade, presented at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate Hotel, recognises Oliver's expertise in guiding the team at Bovis Homes' Loachbrook Meadow location on the outskirts of Congleton.

Oliver, who lives in Middlewich, said: "I'm absolutely thrilled to have won the award - it's going to take some time to sink in - but I wouldn't have achieved anything without the fantastic team that I've got on site.

"But for their hard work, I wouldn't have been getting up on stage to collect this award.

"I think we all bring the best out in each other and they respect me and I respect them - it's a two-way street.

"We've got great team at Loachbrook Meadow, who work conscientiously, want to do the job well, and build homes that we can all be proud of."

Oliver now goes forward to the Supreme Awards Gala - the national final - at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London on 26th January next year, along with the winners from the other 10 UK regions.

Oliver reached the regional stages of the competition after being selected from more than 16,000 UK site managers for an NHBC Pride in the Job 'Quality' award for excellence in on-site management earlier in the year.
 
He received a coveted 'Seal of Excellence' award at the Manchester event, before then going forward to land the major regional prize.

Joanne Morrison, managing director of the Bovis Homes Mercia region, said: "We're extremely proud of the high-quality homes that Oliver and his team are building at Loachbrook Meadow.

"The award recognises the great communication and teamwork on site as well as Oliver's professionalism and dedication to the job.

"We're thrilled that he has won the regional award and we'd like to wish him the very best of luck in the Supreme Awards early next year."

Now in its 37th year, Pride in the Job celebrates the exceptional contribution site managers make in creating homes of outstanding quality.

The 'large builder' category is for site managers employed by a company that builds more than 1,000 new homes with NHBC warranty cover per year.

Darrell White, managing director of the West Division of Bovis Homes, added: "This is a tremendous performance by Oliver and his team at Mercia's Loachbrook Meadow, and a testament to his absolute focus on health and safety, his communication skills, and his passion for delivering quality homes for customers."