Top talent recognised as national housebuilder celebrates a stand-out year

21 February 2019

Talented employees at a national housebuilder have been celebrated at a special awards ceremony for their stand-out performances that contributed towards a great year delivering quality new homes across the country.

Bovis Homes Annual Awards
Bovis Homes Annual Awards 2019 winners 
Greg Fitzgerald, chief executive at Bovis Homes, praised the hard work of staff across the business, making special mention of the site managers and apprentices, whom he described as the lifeblood of the industry.

Speaking at Bovis Homes’ Annual Awards 2019 in Cirencester, Greg said: “Housebuilding is all about people, and we have some fantastic people working for Bovis Homes. It is important that we celebrate that at events such as this.

“We have site managers who have picked up NHBC Pride in the Job Awards and some wonderful apprentices showing the enthusiasm and commitment needed to learn their trades. But we also have talent across the board, from land departments right through to customer care, who work day in, day out to build a better Bovis Homes.

“Huge congratulations should go to everyone who has been nominated for an award. Last year saw a fantastic performance from the business across all areas, and we look forward to continuing to build on that success throughout 2019.”

As well as celebrating innovation and achievement across the workforce, the awards also recognised the contribution of suppliers and contractors, with winners present who work with each of Bovis Homes’ seven regional operations.

John Drewett Bovis Homes South West Exeter
John Drewett, associate technical director at Bovis Homes’ South West region 
The event also celebrated the six site managers across the country who won Pride in the Job Awards last year, while apprentice of the year went to Calum Prentice, a young bricklayer working at Flore in Northamptonshire.

The Most Outstanding Achievement Award for 2018 went to Exeter-based John Drewett, associate technical director at Bovis Homes’ South West region, who was praised for his innovation and commitment in spearheading a new management system that will help site managers view documents and plans out on site using iPads.

John, who is based in Exeter, said: “Winning this award was a huge surprise. I was delighted to just be part of the event, never mind win such a great accolade.

“My colleagues are the reason behind my win. We have been working on a great, innovative project that should help all staff, particularly those out on developments.

“The environment within Bovis Homes allows for employees to fulfil their full potential. We can’t wait to make 2019 even more successful than last year.”